Director: F. Gary Gray
Writer: Peter Steinfeld
Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, The Rock, Vince Vaughn
Released: March 10, 2005
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 115 minutes
Story: 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, and pitch himself as her new business partner at an independent record label. With a promising young pop-star-in-training as his protege), Chili has to juggle her faux-urban manager, his gay, wannabe-actor bodyguard, Russian mobsters, and an eloquent gangsta music producer to save the label and land a hit - and keep from getting popped himself.
John Travolta Chili Palmer
Uma Thurman Edie Athens
Vince Vaughn Raji
Cedric the Entertainer Sin LaSalle
Andre Benjamin Dabu
Steven Tyler Himself
Robert Pastorelli Joe Loop
Christina Milian Linda Moon
Paul Adelstein Hy Gordon
Debi Mazar Marla
GregAlan Williams Darryl
Harvey Keitel Nick Carr
The Rock Elliot Wilhelm
Danny DeVito Martin Weir
James Woods Tommy Athens