Monday, March 7, 2016

Get Shorty (1995)

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers: Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank

Composer: John Lurie

Starring: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini, Jon Gries, Renee Props, David Paymer, Martin Ferrero, Miguel Sandoval, Jacob Vargas, Linda Hart, Bobby Slayton, Penny Marshall, Bette Midler, Harvey Keitel, Alex Rocco

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Drug smuggling. Racketeering. Loan sharking. Welcome to Hollywood!

Plot: A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Man, this flick is a lot of fun. There aren't too many films where I dig on Travolta but this is one of my favorite rolls of his.  He plays cool so well.  And what a cast this has!  Everyone nails it and brings the fun, especially Farina.  I love that guy.  There's such a light sense of fun the fills the picture from beginning to end and there's a great mix of humor and violence.  Great writing and fun score.  I've seen this probably three times already and not once for the sequel (which I have on my shelf).  I should get on that.  The MGM DVD sports an anamorphic widescreen print but the only extra is a non-anamorphic theatrical trailer. 

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