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Get Shorty

4

Made when John Travolta was on his post-Pulp Fiction comeback, Get Shorty tears a leaf out of some authentic pulp fiction by returning to QT's inspiration, crime writer Elmore Leonard. Effortlessly adapting the tale of hardboiled hoods and long cons, Barry Sonnenfeld's badda-bing fling sticks mob movie buff Chili Palmer (Travolta) in Tinseltown, and then proceeds to gnaw the hand that feeds it. According to legend, the plot's loosely based on Leonard's own experiences of being shafted by Hollywood, yet Sonnenfeld keeps the tone as light as a soufflé.

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