Get Shorty details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||John Travolta, David Paymer, Danny De Vito, Gene Hackman, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini, Dennis Farina, Rene Russo|
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Feb 2000|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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A surprising classicBy a customer from Bedford, England , 20 Sep 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is based on the Elmore Leonard book of the same name. This is a hilarious satire of Hollywood. Chili Palmer (John Travolta) is a loan shark from Miami tracking down a deadbeat who has run off. Palmer's travels take him to Hollywood, where he meets Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman). Zimm is a producer of major motion pictures (read B horror flicks). His lover is Karen (Rene Russo). His meetings give Palmer the 'movie bug.'
Already a huge movie fan, Palmer decides to produce 'Mr. Lovejoy' a script that Zimm proclaims will be his 'Driving Miss Daisy.' The plot centres around efforts to raise the necessary money and land Martin Weir (Danny DeVito) in the lead role. Fortunately Weir is Karen's ex-husband. And Palmer has access to $300,000 generated from Las Vegas winnings of the missing deadbeat, Leo. As a further complication there is a drug dealer (Delroy Lindo) who has invested in one of Zimm's pictures. But he has gotten in trouble with his supplier for $500,000 and a missing nephew.
DeVito does a wonderful job playing the self-involved, pretentious Weir. There are wonderful comments about screenwriters. Spelling is optional, not necessary. The role of a screenwriter is just to put the commas in where they belong. Travolta is delightful as a 'nice guy' wise guy. In fact, the entire cast is just great.
The plot lines never overwhelm the film, and they fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. (Note: Thanks to Pulp Fiction, studios are willing now to use non-linear plot lines on occasion.). The ending is terrific (watch for the cameo by Harvey Keitel). I saw this in the theatre and have seen it several times on video. This one is definitely a keeper.
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BrilliantBy a customer from Wiltshire, England , 11 Apr 2006I was pleasently surprised at how good this film was. If your into Guy ritchie's classics 'Lock stock..' and in particular 'Snatch' i think you will like it. not as violent as the above but the plot twist's very much in the same way as Snatch, all the lead characters are after the same thing. A good cast and generally a good film. Can't wait to see the sequel 'Be cool' 4 outta 5!!!!
Fantastic film.......By a customer from Manchester , 30 Mar 2006What a great film, i saw 'Be Cool' at cinemas and really enjoyed it so when i found out that 'Be cool' was the sequel to 'Get Shorty' then i wanted to watch it and i loved it, the ending caught me a bit off guard.
Get ShortyBy a customer from Kent, England , 25 Feb 2006it was quite good.. many amusing bits and good acting.. love john travolta
Pre-be coolBy James Nolan from England, Wolverhampton , 03 Feb 2006I didnt particularly find this movie at all like anything i thought it would be, obviously there was the gorgeous Rene Russo through out which is always a pleasure, and John Travolta resembling Ray Liota circa Goodfellas was also entertaining. However, the movie for me was just easy to lose track of as new people jus seem to pour in the plot and personally i found it was not understandable how all the people link. But ah well, still glad i watch it, definately not a have-to-avoid, but definately not a have-to-see.
Great Easy WatchingBy a customer from London, England , 27 Jan 2006Not a classic but I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Some good dark humour and cracking acting.