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Be Cool

John Travolta revives his role of Chili Palmer in this prequel to the film Get Shorty. Playing the part of an ex-mobster, his character has plenty of opportunities to use the skill he honed during his first career as he tries to make it big in the music business. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 03 Mar 2005
Video Release: 06 Jun 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Be Cool is rated PG-13: violence, sensuality, and language including sexual references

Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thruman, Dwayne Johnson, Danny DeVito
Studio: 2005 MGM

Detailed Review

Chili Palmer (John Travolta) has a resume that reads like an unscrupulous laundry list-mobster, loan shark, movie producer. Okay, maybe that last one doesn't fall into the same category.… 
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Chili comes across as a guy with good motives, even if his actions aren’t… 
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