“Get Shorty” quotes(1995)
Title Get Shorty
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
Genre Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
Genre Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Plot – Chili Palmer is the tax collector for the loan sharks in Miami. He's sent to Los Angeles to collect the debt of Harry Zimm, a film producer, but their life changes suddently: instead of getting the job done, Chili proposes his movie to Harry and they star a business: Chili provides the ideas, while Harry pays for everything. The matter is finding the actors and getting rid of anyone who interferes with their plans. Now Chili discovers how his former career can be useful.
All actors – 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, Ron Karabatsos, Alison Waddell, Amber Waddell, John Cothran, Jack Conley, Bernard Hocke, Big Daddy Wayne, Jay Montalvo, Carlease Burke, Vito Scotti, Rino Piccolo, Alfred Dennis, Ralph Manza, Zed Frizzelle, Harry Victor, Patrick Breen, Barry Sonnenfeld, Donna W. Scott, Zack Phifer, Greg Goossen, Stephanie Kemp, Rebeca Arthur, Jeffrey J. Stephen, Ernest 'Chili' Palmer, Leslie Bega, Marlene Dietrich, Brian Reed Garvin, David Groh, Charlton Heston, Harvey Keitel, David Letterman, Penny Marshall, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, Alex Rocco, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Lenny Wilsonshow all
“Get Shorty” Quotes 30 quotes
“Let me explain something to you. Momo is dead. Which means that everything he had now belongs to Jimmy Cap, including you. Which also means, that when I speak, I speak for Jimmy. E.g., from now on, you start showing me the proper fucking respect.”
“- Doris Saphron: I miss Murray, Harry.
- Harry Zimm: Yeah, I miss him, too. Hell of a good writer, you know. I should know, I discovered him. Made him what he was.
- Doris Saphron: What he was, was a hack. He couldn't get a job writing for anybody but you. I'm being honest. He was a lousywriter, but he was a good husband. I just didn't know...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Karen Flores: I think you could be an actor.
- Chili Palmer: Well, I could see myself in the parts that Robert De Niro plays. Or maybe even, an Al Pacino movie, you know, playing a real hard-on. But I couldn't see myself in those movies where three grown-up guys get left with a baby, and so they act like three grown-up assholes, acting all...” (continue)(continue reading)
- Ray "Bones" Barboni: What three hundred grand?
- Harry Zimm: The three hundred grand a guy named Leo Devoe scammed off an airline. The three hundred grand Chili Palmer now has in his possession. Hello. Are you there?
- Ray "Bones" Barboni: Yeah, I'm here. I just don't like the anonymous crap. It means your either chickenshit or not for real.
- Bo Catlett: You broke into my house, and I have a witness to it.
- Chili Palmer: What?
- Bo Catlett: Only this time it ain't no John Wayne and Dean Martin shootingbad guys in "El Dorado".
- Chili Palmer: That was "Rio Bravo". Robert Mitchum played the drunk in "El Dorado". Dean Martin played the drunk in "Rio Bravo". Basically, it was the... (continue)(continue reading)
“- Chili Palmer: I wanted to come by and apologize for breaking in the way I did last night.
- Karen Flores: So, let me get this straight. You broke in again to apologize for breaking in before?
- Chili Palmer: No, no. Your patio door was open. And you shouldn't do that because you got a lot of nice things in this house.”
“- Bo Catlett: Mr. Escobar, maybe your nephew panicked and took off.
- Mr. Escobar: Why are you talking to me this bullshit? I think maybe I have Ramón and César staple your tongue to your chin! What do you think?
- Bo Catlett: I think you speak very good English, Mr. Escobar.”
“Harry's dreaming of a forty million dollar production he'll never get off the ground, with a star he'll never sign with or without my help.”
“- Chili Palmer: What is that?
- Rental Car Attendant: It's an Oldsmobile Silhouette.
- Chili Palmer: I ordered a Cadillac.
- Rental Car Attendant: Oh, well, you got the Cadillac of minivans.”
“- Chili Palmer: How did you get in here?
- Ray Bones: It was easy. I told 'em I was you, I acted real stupid and they believed me.”
- Bo Catlett: It says here you're getting Martin Weir for the part of Lovejoy?
- Chili Palmer: That's right, we're getting Martin.
- Bo Catlett: Come on, how you gonna do that?
- Chili Palmer: I'm gonna take a gun, I'm gonna put it to his head, and say, "sign the fucking papers, Martin, or you're dead". That's it.
- Bo Catlett: I wonder, would... (continue)(continue reading)
- Ray "Bones" Barboni: Jimmy, you gotta do something about this guy, and he's got no fucking respect for none of us.
- Jimmy Capp (Ray "Bones" Boss): No, he's got no respect for you!
"I'll think about it" means nothing in L.A.
- Karen Flores: The director said that I was incapable of reaching the emotional core of the character.
- Chili Palmer: What? Well, obviously he didn't see you in "Bride of the Mutant".
- Karen Flores: You saw that one?
- Chili Palmer: When you turn to the alien mother, and you tell her that her time on earth is finished, Joan Crawford, on her... (continue)(continue reading)
“When Bones finds out what you did, he's gonna take everything, including the sporty little hat you got on your head. And then most likely he'll shoot you, so you won't tell on him. Now, I'm not gonna do that. I'm not gonna hurt you. Now you got three hundred and ten thousand in the bag here. I'm gonna take the three hundred thousand that you...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Chili Palmer: I never thought you'd be this dumb leaving three hundred grand in a bag in the closet under an extra blanket but I guess you are.
- Leo Devoe: I didn't know where to put it where would you?
- Chili Palmer: How about a bank?
- Leo Devoe: They'd report it to the IRS.
- Chili Palmer: You don't open an account you put it in a safety...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Harry Zimm: Doris, I don't know how I feel about this.
- Doris Saphron: You seem to feel fine about it.
- Harry Zimm: I mean, morally, you know. Murray was a friend.
- Doris Saphron: Murray's dead.”
I once asked this literary agent, uh, what kind of writing paid the best... he said, "Ransom notes".