Get Shorty

Get Shorty

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Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Cast: Barry Sonnenfeld, John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo

     
 

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A quick-witted loan shark (John Travolta) ends up in showbiz after pitching a script to a down-on-his-luck filmmaker (Gene Hackman) in this hilarious satire of Hollywood dysfunction from director Barry Sonnenfeld. Viewable in either the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical version or standard 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan, and featuring a closed-captioned English

Overview

A quick-witted loan shark (John Travolta) ends up in showbiz after pitching a script to a down-on-his-luck filmmaker (Gene Hackman) in this hilarious satire of Hollywood dysfunction from director Barry Sonnenfeld. Viewable in either the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical version or standard 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan, and featuring a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, this release also offers alternate Spanish Dolby Digital Surround and French Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks in addition to optional English, Spanish, and Korean subtitles. Extra features offer nothing more than a theatrical trailer.

Editorial Reviews

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Peopled with a large cast of fascinating characters, Get Shorty is a sharp, funny look at the not-so-separate worlds of crime and Hollywood. Director Barry Sonnenfeld and writer Scott A. Frank capture the intricate plotting and masterful dialogue of Elmore Leonard's novel; as Chili, the gangster itching to get into the movie business, John Travolta follows up on the relaxed charm he exuded in his previous film, the career-reviving Pulp Fiction (1994). Though other movies have taken satirical stabs at the entertainment world, few have so gleefully portrayed the corrupting nature of the industry's promises of fame and fortune. Shorty is not a dark, nightmarish vision of Hollywood like The Player (1992) or The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), but a comic exaggeration of the appetites and personalities on display in the real thing.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/1997
UPC:
0027616603692
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
28,760

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length feature in both Pan & Scan and 16x9 widescreen formats; English, French, and Spanish tracks; English, French, and Spanish subtitles; English, French, and Spanish captioning; Chapter search; Original theatrical trailer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Chapters
1. Opening Logos [:13]
2. Meet Chili Palmer [1:30]
3. Chili Gets The Coat [1:56]
4. Bones Calls On Chili [1:21]
5. Momo Gets A Surprise [1:10]
6. Main Title [2:02]
7. "When I Say Jump" [2:41]
8. "I Wish He Were Really Dead" [:44]
9. Las Vegas [:48]
10. Los Angeles [:47]
11. "Somebody's Downstairs" [1:33]
12. Harry Meets Chili [2:30]
13. "Karen, Say Hello To Chili Palemer" [4:26]
14. "You Want Me To Do Something For You?" [:36]
15. Bo Connects With Yayo [3:00]
16. "This is Gonna Be My Driving Miss Daisy" [2:29]
17. The Investors [5:42]
18. Breaking In Again [2:58]
19. Bones Calls On Fay [1:00]
20. "Leo, Look At Me" [2:41]
21. Bo Makes An Offer [3:07]
22. Touch Of Evil [3:38]
23. Taking Out Yayo [2:30]
24. Martin Weir [6:15]
25. Doing Lunch [3:30]
26. Bear Takes A Fall [1:18]
27. Chili Gets The Key [1:52]
28. Doris Calls On Harry [2:40]
29. "Zimm Tells You The Way It Is" [1:41]
30. Chili Checks Out C-18 [3:14]
31. Airport Arrivals [:20]
32. "I'd Get The Right Guy Next Time" [1:40]
33. "I Gotta Ask You For The Key Back" [1:58]
34. Bones Visits Harry [:45]
35. "Where's My Nephew" [2:03]
36. "Where's My Money" [2:49]
37. "How About Get Shorty" [2:09]
38. Harry In The E.R. [1:06]
39. Bo Coerces Bear [2:22]
40. At The Ivy [3:56]
41. "Somebody's Downstairs" [2:25]
42. Plan B [3:19]
43. Ray Gets The Key [2:57]
44. "Bones" Checks Out C-18 [:49]
45. A Wrap [1:25]
46. End Credits [4:26]
Side #2 -- P & S
0. Chapters
1. Opening Logos [:13]
2. Meet Chili Palmer [1:30]
3. Chili Gets The Coat [1:56]
4. Bones Calls On Chili [1:21]
5. Momo Gets A Surprise [1:10]
6. Main Title [2:02]
7. "When I Say Jump" [2:41]
8. "I Wish He Were Really Dead" [:44]
9. Las Vegas [:48]
10. Los Angeles [:47]
11. "Somebody's Downstairs" [1:33]
12. Harry Meets Chili [2:30]
13. "Karen, Say Hello To Chili Palemer" [4:26]
14. "You Want Me To Do Something For You?" [:36]
15. Bo Connects With Yayo [3:00]
16. "This is Gonna Be My Driving Miss Daisy" [2:29]
17. The Investors [5:42]
18. Breaking In Again [2:58]
19. Bones Calls On Fay [1:00]
20. "Leo, Look At Me" [2:41]
21. Bo Makes An Offer [3:07]
22. Touch Of Evil [3:38]
23. Taking Out Yayo [2:30]
24. Martin Weir [6:15]
25. Doing Lunch [3:30]
26. Bear Takes A Fall [1:18]
27. Chili Gets The Key [1:52]
28. Doris Calls On Harry [2:40]
29. "Zimm Tells You The Way It Is" [1:41]
30. Chili Checks Out C-18 [3:14]
31. Airport Arrivals [:20]
32. "I'd Get The Right Guy Next Time" [1:40]
33. "I Gotta Ask You For The Key Back" [1:58]
34. Bones Visits Harry [:45]
35. "Where's My Nephew" [2:03]
36. "Where's My Money" [2:49]
37. "How About Get Shorty" [2:09]
38. Harry In The E.R. [1:06]
39. Bo Coerces Bear [2:22]
40. At The Ivy [3:56]
41. "Somebody's Downstairs" [2:25]
42. Plan B [3:19]
43. Ray Gets The Key [2:57]
44. "Bones" Checks Out C-18 [:49]
45. A Wrap [1:25]
46. End Credits [4:26]

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Get Shorty 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I havent seen this movie, but from what I can tell it is allsome! Every movie in this database seems to have 5 stars and i htink this movie deserves to have 5 stars too. If you see this message plz give me an email