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Brief Synopsis: "Chili Palmer (Travolta) is a Miami loan shark who's sent to Los Angeles to collect on a gambling debt from film producer Harry Zimm (Hackman). Chili soon discovers that loansharking was the perfect training ground for making movies...though you have to be ruthless to make it in Hollywood"

Overall Ranking: 999 (Rank from 1995: # 18)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Skooch80(full review)
J Bumgardner80
David Baruffi80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
CinemaVisitor Erik70

People Involved

  • John Travolta (Chili Palmer)
  • Gene Hackman (Harry Zimm)
  • Rene Russo (Karen Flores)
  • Danny DeVito (Martin Weir)
  • Dennis Farina (Ray Bones Barboni)
  • Delroy Lindo (Bo Catlett)
  • James Gandolfini (Bear)
  • Jon Gries (Ronnie Wingate)
  • Renee Props (Nicki)
  • David Paymer (Leo Devoe)
  • Martin Ferrero (Tommy Carlo)
  • Miguel Sandoval (Mr. Escobar)
  • Jacob Vargas (Yayo Portillo)
  • Bobby Slayton (Dick Allen)
  • Linda Hart (Fay Devoe)
  • Barry Sonnenfeld (Director)