Get Shorty has it all, crime, babes, scenery and laughs

Get Shorty

My friends at Shout!Factory have started reaching into the Hollywood vaults and remastering the best of the best. Get Shorty certainly fits the ticket. It’s based on a novel by the late great Elmore Leonard (52 Pickup, the Justified series, and more) The movie also stars everyone who was anybody when it first released in 1995 — including John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini and more. Chili Palmer (John Travolta) is a loan shark, based in Miami, who is into it with another mobster Ray “Bones” Barboni (Dennis Farina) because “Bones” took his leather jacket. Chili goes to “Bones” house, retrieves the coat and punches out the aging gangster busting his nose. Chili works for long-time mob boss, Momo who dies of a heart attack during his surprize birthday party. Now Bones thinks he can get the revenge he deserves, but Chili has caught a flight to Hollywood to collect two debts, one from Leo Devoe, who supposedly died in a plane crash and another from Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman) who has borrowed from the mob to make a Hollywood B-movie. Let the fun begin.

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