Release DateMarch 04, 2005
Production Budget$53 millions
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Cast and Crew
DirectorF. Gary Gray
ProducerDanny DeVito, David Nicksay, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
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.