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"Get Shorty"

Loanshark Chili Palmer has done his time as a gangster, so when "business" takes him to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down and out filmmaker Harry Zimm, he talks tough and then pitches Harry a script idea. Everything would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it were't for the drug smugglers and gangsters who won't leave him alone.

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  • "Elmore Leonard"
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  • "Loanshark Chili Palmer has done his time as a gangster, so when "business" takes him to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down and out filmmaker Harry Zimm, he talks tough and then pitches Harry a script idea. Everything would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it were't for the drug smugglers and gangsters who won't leave him alone."@en
  • "Een woekeraar raakt betrokken bij misdadige praktijken van een filmproducent."
  • "Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark, pursues a mark, who's behind in payments, to Las Vegas and then to Hollywood where Harry Zimm has gambled away the $200,000 earmarked for his next production."
  • "Follows the fortunes of Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark with a talent for making a slow pay come across by saying just three words--"Look at me.""@en
  • "Comedy about a gangster loan shark whose business takes him to Los Angeles where he gets swept up in the Hollywood scene."
  • "Comedy about a gangster loan shark whose business takes him to Los Angeles where he gets swept up in the Hollywood scene."@en
  • "Chili Palmer, a Miami mobster, loan-sharks for Ray Bones, a violent thug with a big chip on his shoulder. Ray sends Chili to Vegas after a bad debt, and a casino boss enlists Chili to find an even bigger deadbeat: Harry Zimm, Hollywood player and producer of low-budget horror films. In Tinseltown, Chili meets Harry, as well as his scream- queen leading lady, Karen Flores; Harry's drug-dealing financier, Bo Catlett; and Karen's ex, Martin Weir (aka "Shorty"), a big star with an ego to match. Chili finds his Mafioso skills lend themselves quite nicely to what he's always really wanted to do: producing movies.--Marty Cassady."
  • "Chili Palmer, Miami loan-shark, arrives in Hollywood to shake down a producer whose high-concept movie slipped away on a Las Vegas table, and the two wind up in an uneasy partnership as they both evade super dude Bo Catlett, who wants them both."@en
  • "In a novel filled with his signatures - nerve-shattering suspense, crackling dialogue, scathing wit, twisted plot, mad scams and daring surprises - Elmore Leonard proves once again why he sets the standard against which all other crime novels are measured. 'Get Shorty' follows the fortunes of Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark with a talent for making a 'slow pay' come across. His pursuit of a mark who's behind in his payments takes him first to Las Vegas, then to Hollywood and horror-film producer Harry Zimm. It seems that Harry has gambled away $200,000 earmarked for his next production, and his investors, who run a limo-and-drugs service for the Hollywood crowd, will kill to know where their money is. But in the land of make-believe Chili suddenly finds himself forming an uneasy partnership with Harry - in between evaluating screenplays, taking meetings with studio execs, and pitching a movie idea of his own. Who would have thought that successful hood would have the right job skills to make it big in Hollywood? Now all Chili has to do to reap the rewards is stay one step ahead of a trigger-happy investor who wants him removed from the scenario...permanently."
  • "Get Shorty follows the fortunes of Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark with a talent for making a slow pay com across by saying just three words:"Look at me." Chili's pursuit of a mark who's behind in his payments takes him first to Las Vegas, and then to Hollywood and horror-film producer Harry Zimm. Harry has gambled away $200,000 earmarked for his next production in an attempt to raise enough money to interest superstar Michael Weir in a high-concept film Harry is certain will be a hit. But now his , "investors" want to know where their money is, and one of them, Bo Catlett, will kill to protect his interests. Chili and Harry form an uneasy partnership as Chili finds himself evaluating screenplays, meeting with studio execs, and pitching a movie idea of his own. But there are distractions: Karen Flores, former horror-film screamer who knows more about Hollywood than Harry, and Ray Bones, a hot tempered wisegue who can't forget the time Chili creased his scalp with a bullet. Most distracting of all is a super-dude Bo Catlett, who wants Chili removed from the scenario permanently."@en
  • "Press kit includes a listing of cast and credits, a short synopsis of the story and production information."
  • "Overview: Mob-connected loan shark Chili Palmer is sick of the Miami grind-plus his "friends" have a bad habit of dying there. So when he chases a deadbeat client out to Hollywood, Chili figures he might like to stay. This town, with its dream-makers, glitter, hucksters, and liars-plus gorgeous, partially clad would-be starlets everywhere you look-seems ideal for an enterprising criminal with a taste for the cinematic. Besides, Chili's got an idea for a killer movie, though it could very possibly kill him to get it made."@en
  • "CRIME & MYSTERY. Collecting money for the Mob isn't too different from any other job, reckons Miami loan shark Chili Palmer. He soon finds himself ordered to collect on a bad debt from Leo Devoe, a guy who died in a plane crash. But it turns out Leo isn't dead - he's living it up in Las Vegas on the compensation money. So Chili follows him to Vegas and then on to Hollywood, where he gets drawn into the world of movies."
  • "Mob-connected loan shark Chili Palmer is sick of the Miami grind. So when he chases a deadbeat client to Hollywood, he decides to stay. This town of dream makers, glitter, and gorgeous, partially-clad starlets seems ideal for an enterprising criminal with a cinematic taste. (June)."
  • "Loan shark Chili Palmer didn't say anything when Ray Bones stole his leather jacket from Vesuvio's in Miami. He just went to Ray's house, broke his nose, took the jacket, and left. Twelve years later, on account of his boss getting whacked, Chili finds himself working for Bones and ordered to collect on a bad debt from Leo Devoe, a guy who died in a plane crash. But it turns out Leo isn't dead; he's in Las Vegas with the $300,000 the airline paid to his wife. So Chili follows him to Vegas and then on to Hollywood, where he hooks up with movie producers, actors, and studio execs. Getting Leo becomes a movie pitch unfolding in a city where every move you make is a potential scene, and making it big isn't all that different from making your bones: You gotta know who to pitch, who to hit, and how to knock 'em dead."@en

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  • "Motion picture plays"@en
  • "Detective and mystery stories"
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "Comedy films"@en
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  • "Drama"
  • "Fiction"
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  • "Suspense fiction"

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  • ""Get Shorty""@en
  • "Get Shorty, N.Y"@en
  • "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Get Shorty"@en
  • "Get shorty : [press kit]"
  • "Get shorty = (La scorciatoia)"
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  • "Get shorty"
  • "Get Shorty : a screenplay"@en
  • "Get Shorty"@en
  • "Get Shorty"
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  • "GET SHORTY"
  • "Get Shorty : screenplay"@en
  • "Get Shorty : screenplay"
  • "Get shorty : (La scorciatoia)"
  • "Get Shorty : [screenplay]"

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