Chili Palmer

Chili Palmer Picture

Chili Palmer is the main character of Get Shorty.  He's a loan shark from Miami that makes his way out to Los Angeles to collect on a debt.  He ends up staying there and becomes a movie producer for a movie about his life.

Played By
John Travolta
Full Name
Chili Palmer

Chili Palmer Quotes

Bo Catlett: You broke into my house, and I have a witness to it.
Chili Palmer: What?
Bo Catlett: Only this time it ain't no John Wayne and Dean Martin shooting bad guys in "El Dorado."
Chili Palmer: That was "Rio Bravo." Robert Mitchum played the drunk in "El Dorado." Dean Martin played the drunk in "Rio Bravo." Basically, it was the same part. Now John Wayne, he did the same in both. He played John Wayne.
Bo Catlett: Man, I can't wait for you to be dead.

Rough business, this movie business. I'm gonna have to go back to loan-sharking just to take a rest.

Chili Palmer

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