- Original title
- Running time
- 114 min.
- United States
F. Gary Gray
Peter Steinfeld (Novel: Elmore Leonard)
Jeffrey L. Kimball
Cedric the Entertainer,
Gregory Alan Williams,
Jersey Films / Double Feature Films. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Comedy | Sequel. Music. Mafia
- Movie Groups
Elmore Leonard Adaptations
- Official Site
- Synopsis / Plot
- John Travolta is back as Chili Palmer in Be Cool, a sequel to the comedy smash Get Shorty. This time, Chili becomes a different kind of “hit” man – he abandons the movie industry to bring his wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics to the music business. When a friend is offed while they’re at lunch, Chili takes the opportunity to visit the guy’s wife, Edie (Thurman), and pitch himself as her new business partner at an independent record label. With a promising young pop-star-in-training as his protégé (Milian), Chili has to juggle her faux-urban manager (Vaughn), his gay, wannabe-actor bodyguard (The Rock), Russian mobsters, and an eloquent gangsta music producer (Cedric) to save the label and land a hit – and keep from getting popped himself.
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