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Get Shorty (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1995)

John Travolta. , Danny DeVito  |  R |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Travolta., Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Widescreen, Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006GAO3G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,641 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Get Shorty (Two-Disc Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • New high-definition transfer
  • "Get Shorty: Look at Me" featurette
  • "Get Shorty: Wiseguys and Dolls" featurette
  • "Deleted Graveyard Scene" featurette
  • "Danny's No-Cut Day" outtakes
  • Get Shorty party reel
  • Be Cool sneak peek
  • "Page to Screen of Get Shorty" Bravo special
  • Photo gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer

Editorial Reviews

Additional Features

There's a lot to like in the two-disc DVD edition of Get Shorty. Overall the 10 special features are pretty generous, going in-depth into the production with extensive interviews with the cast, producers, and director. Writer Elmore Leonard gets ample screen time to talk about his book the film was based on. An episode of From Page to Screen, a show originally broadcast on the Bravo Channel, delves even deeper into Leonard and his book. The featurette "Look at Me" offers over 25 minutes of interviews with Leonard, director Barry Sonnenfeld, and the cast. "Wiseguys and Dolls" takes a behind-the-scenes look at the movie, giving the viewer a good sense of the approach to the production. Film buffs will really appreciate the focus on director Sonnenfeld, which includes a moment right out of Filmmaking 101--a discussion on the relative virtues of using dolly cams versus steady cams. The rest of the features on the disc are interesting to view once, including a graveyard scene rightfully deleted from the final cut. --Dan Vancini

Product Description

Golden Globe(r) winner* John Travolta leads an all-star cast in the hysterical comedy thatTime calls "smart, shrewdly crafted [and] hilarious!" Loan shark Chili Palmer (Travolta) is bored with the business. So when he arrives in LA to collect a debt from down-and-out filmmaker Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), Chili talks tough...and then pitches Harry a script idea. Immediately, Chili is swept into the Hollywood scene: He schmoozes film star Martin Weir (Danny DeVito), romances B-movie queen Karen Flores (Rene Russo) and even gets reservations at the hottest restaurants intown. In fact, all would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it weren't for the drug smugglersand the angry mobster who won't leave him alone! *1996: Actor (Comedy)Get Shorty

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chili Palmer: Shylock, Movie Producer September 8, 2000
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A loan shark from Florida, who loves movies and winds up in Hollywood on a collection job, decides to take a shot at the movie business while he's there, in "Get Shorty," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Dark humor and richly textured characters drive this story of Chili Palmer (John Travolta), the shylock from Miami Beach who aspires to a life beyond keeping a book for thugs, in this faithful adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. When circumstances take him to Las Vegas to look for one Leo Devoe (David Paymer), a dry-cleaner in debt up to his eyeballs who blew town after an airline scam, Chili goes on to Hollywood to do a favor for the casino operator who tipped him off as to Leo's whereabouts. The "favor" is contacting film director Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman) who has payment overdue on a note issued to him by the casino. Zimm has made a name for himself (at least in his own mind) by directing horror movies; but he's not the sharpest tool in the shed. Ultimately, Chili gets involved with Zimm and actress Karen Flores (Rene Russo), who has starred in some of Zimm's horror flicks, as well as with two time Academy Award nominee Martin Weir (Danny DeVito), the "shorty" of the title. Chili is finally in his element, but his Miami Beach days are not yet behind him; there's still some settling up to do according to one Ray "Bones" Barboni (Dennis Farina), owner of the book kept by Chili in Florida. Travolta not only goes the distance here, but creates a definitive character in Chili; even as Sean Connery is James Bond, and Basil Rathbone is Sherlock Holmes, Travolta "is" Chili Palmer. With nuance and charisma, he does this guy from the inside out. He has the look and the mannerisms; he walks the walk and talks the talk. Read more ›
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, funny movie gets the "special" treatment February 20, 2005
It takes a loan shark leading the way to make Hollywood honest. "Get Shorty" returns in a new 2 disc "Collector's Edition" DVD just in time for the sequel "Too Cool" which will be premiering in theaters in March. Translating Elmore Leonard's novels to the screen can be a tricky business luckily both screenwriter Scott Frank and director Barry Sonnenfeld are both up to the task with an inventive dark comedic film. Chili Palmer (John Travolta) heads west to collect a debt from down-and-out B-movie producer Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman). When Harry can't pay, Chili opts to help him make a movie about, well, Chili Palmer. The catch is that Chili and Harry need a star to make their movie viable. Chili quickly finds that the film business shares a lot in common with the world of organized crime. Chili romances B-Movie queen Karen Flores (Rene Russo) an ex- of Harry's and persuades film star Martin Weir (Danny DeVito) to star in the film but not before running into a Cadillac of very funny mishaps along the way. Featuring a great performances from Dennis Farina as the clueless Ray `Bones' Barboni, Travolta, Hackman, Russo, DeVito and a pre-Sopranos James Gandolfini, "Get Shorty" positively sparkles with wit and energy.

Sporting a new high definition transfer "Get Shorty" looks simply marvelous. With a sharp looking transfer showing a minimum of digital artifacts and no analog flaws, "Get Shorty" deserves the deluxe treatment. The image has amazing depth and an image sharper than Chili's aim. The colors practically leap out from the screen brighter than Harry Zimm's blindingly white teeth from the moment the pink and blue titles pop up on the screen until the moment we hear "cut" at the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars You Just Got to Get "Get Shorty"! January 3, 2003
"Get Shorty " in my opinion is one of the most hilarious send ups of the Hollywood movie industry ever put to film.Director, Barry Sonnenfeld and writer, Elmore Leonard have put their talents together to create a satirical film, which 'takes no prisoners' in its look at the underhanded ways, that folks wheel and deal to get movies made.The film centers on a charismatic mobster (John Travolta), who while on a trip to L.A., decides to switch careers. He wants to make movies!This is not as far fetched as it seems. Apparently being a movie producer isn't that far of a jump from being a loan shark or racketeer! Along the way Chilly meets up with with a schlock movie producer, a scream queen, a L.A. hood and his henchman, another mobster from Miami and finally the 'Shorty' (a self-involved, superstar actor)of the film's title. All of them underestimate Chilly and think he is just a dumb hood, who can be conned out of some major, illegal money waiting in a locker at the L.A. airport. But Chilly seems to know all the right moves and plays everyone at their own game.Writer, Elmore Leonard wrote this fast paced, witty story after experiencing a real life, frustrating job of trying to write a script for vertically challenged actor, Dustin Hoffman... Revenge must be sweet, because it inspired a great piece of comic writing.The cast of actors in this movie is wonderful. Normally, I'm not the biggest John Travolta fan, but his take on mobster, Chilly Palmer is electrifying. Travolta plays the character with a swagger, confindence, and a smile that is sheer perfection! Gene Hackman is also hilarious as the sleaziest of sleazy Hollywood producers. This guy would sell out his own mother if it ment getting a piece of the gross!. Read more ›
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1.0 out of 5 stars Inane
Inane excuse for a story line
Published 23 hours ago by Reywal
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I'm a Travolta fan and this doesn't disappoint. Funny movie with long list of stars. Just had to own it in blu-ray and passed on my dvd copy to friend. He loved it also.
Published 1 month ago by Norton Potter
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
Not what I expected and could not watch. Would not recommend this unless you like to hear the F word every10 seconds.
Published 1 month ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
Fast paced, delightful, funny movie. I've been a fan of Elmore Leonard's fiction for a long time and this movie captured the book nicely. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Atlanta bookaholic
5.0 out of 5 stars Get ShortyTwo-Disc Special Edition
Only one of the best movies I have ever loved. Funny as all get-out and one liners like crazy. I take so much away from this movie and have viewed it a minimum of 30 times. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sweetfox
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Shorty is huge in laughs
Those of us addicted to Elmore Leonard recognize the sympathetic gangster, the fool, sexy female characters and tons of laughs. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites and I watch it over and over again over the years
The laughs that we get from this movie are off the scale and I'm so grateful that I can watch it over and over again.

Way to go!
Published 4 months ago by Judy Southwest
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Shorty
Seen it in the past when it first came out, and this time again. Will make you laugh. It will be a classic film.
Published 4 months ago by Angel L. Rivera
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighyfully funny
A good story enhanced by The Genius of the casted actors. A friend recommended it as a movie about movies. Now I recommend it to you!
Published 4 months ago by cerasela cristei
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Great movie, one of the classic's for Travolta. Picture quality was not the greatest. Movie paused and buffered a lot. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jesse Davis
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