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'Get Shorty' Is the Purest Distillation of Elmore Leonard

The 1995 Hollywood caper Get Shorty, starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito, was billed as Elmore Leonard's revenge on the movie industry, but it has a funny way of showing it.

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Two for the Money (2005)

The boys also share a certain erotic/athletic appreciation of Brandon's body.

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Get Shorty (Special Edition) (1995)

Sonnenfeld keeps all of this under two hours by cutting the movie at a dazzling clip. The film moves like Travolta, quickly and with style.

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Showtime (2002)

The trouble with 'Showtime' is that it never lets up on its self-congratulatory wink-winking.

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