• Publication date: March 11, 2012

Get Shorty

A loan shark pursues his Hollywood dreams while collecting a debt.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1995

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December 26, 2016 08:30 (KSA) ~ December 26, 2016 07:30 (CLT)

(mbc.net) John Travolta portrays mobster Chili Palmer, a debt collector with surprising charm who is searching for Leo Devoe (David Paymer), a man presumed dead in a plane crash with a $300,000 debt to the mafia.  Devoe is alive however, and living off an insurance claim somewhere out west -- possibly in Las Vegas or Los Angeles.

Chili uses his time on the west coast to meet movie producer Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), another client in debt to the mob.  Rather than rough Zimm up though, Chilli pitches him a film concept.  Soon finding Devoe becomes a secondary concern to creating a blockbuster motion picture.

Get Shorty was nominated for three Golden Globes and a Grammy.  The picture earned $115 million at the box office -- nearly quadruple its $30 million budget.

Starring:

  • John Travolta
  • Gene Hackman
  • Rene Russo
  • Danny DeVito