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In Hollywood, home of movies, gorgeous women, players and fast operators - every move you make is a potential scene... Nerve-shattering suspense, crackling dialogue and scathing wit from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US' [TIME]. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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.
Now a major film starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito.
Joe Mantegna has starred on Broadway in 'Speed-The-Plow' and 'Glengarry Glen Ross', for which he won a Tony award. His film credits include 'Godfather III, Bugsy, Homicide' and ' Searching for Bobby Fischer'.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product Description
I really enjoyed this. Sharp, witty, good character depictions, good story. I've been meaning to read this since Elmore Leonard passed away, and wasn't disappointed.Published 9 months ago by TD
It wasn't the actual book but a detailed critique of several books by the same author.Published 11 months ago by Isobel Hamid
You have to get used to Leonard's writing, in a strange class of its own, but it works. The end was a little weak, but the journey itself was worth it.Published 14 months ago by Ransen Owen
I got so frustrated with the writing in this book that I couldn't continue it. I don't feel anything towards the main character because I can't work out what he's saying half the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sarah
Very slow book with nothing that keeps you wanting to stay with it. I bought as it is critically acclaimed, but I think that shows what critics know. Apparently zip! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Simon Nicholls