About the Film

The Mob Is Tough. But It’s Nothing Like Show Business.


Some guys get all the luck, whether they like it or not. Chili Palmer happens to be in Hollywood collecting a gambling debt when he’s struck by lightning (not literally). Called a natural for the movie business, he’s snagged up by a producer. The rest is history.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Year: 1995
Cast: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito; John Travolta
Created By: Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank

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