History Film / BeCool

3rd Feb '16 7:43:32 AM WillBGood
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''Be Cool'' is a 2005 comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray. It stars Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/UmaThurman, and a [[EnsembleCast host of other well known actors, singers, and celebrities]]. ''Be Cool'' is a sequel to the 1995 film ''Film/GetShorty'', with Travolta reprising his role as former Shylock Chili Palmer. Both films are [[FilmOfTheBook based on a series of novels]] by author ElmoreLeonard.

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''Be Cool'' is a 2005 comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray. It stars Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/UmaThurman, and a [[EnsembleCast host of other well known actors, singers, and celebrities]]. ''Be Cool'' is a sequel to the 1995 film ''Film/GetShorty'', with Travolta reprising his role as former Shylock Chili Palmer. Both films are [[FilmOfTheBook based on a series of novels]] by author ElmoreLeonard.
4th Dec '15 3:52:57 AM Morgenthaler
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''Be Cool'' is a 2005 comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray (''[[TheItalianJob2003 The Italian Job]]''). It stars JohnTravolta, UmaThurman, and a [[EnsembleCast host of other well known actors, singers, and celebrities]]. ''Be Cool'' is a sequel to the 1995 film ''Film/GetShorty'', with Travolta reprising his role as former Shylock Chili Palmer. Both films are [[FilmOfTheBook based on a series of novels]] by author ElmoreLeonard.

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''Be Cool'' is a 2005 comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray (''[[TheItalianJob2003 The Italian Job]]''). Gray. It stars JohnTravolta, UmaThurman, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/UmaThurman, and a [[EnsembleCast host of other well known actors, singers, and celebrities]]. ''Be Cool'' is a sequel to the 1995 film ''Film/GetShorty'', with Travolta reprising his role as former Shylock Chili Palmer. Both films are [[FilmOfTheBook based on a series of novels]] by author ElmoreLeonard.



* CelebrityParadox: Harvey Keitel plays Nick Karr, one of the central antagonists of the film. In ''GetShorty'', he had a cameo as himself.

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* CelebrityParadox: Harvey Keitel plays Nick Karr, one of the central antagonists of the film. In ''GetShorty'', ''Film/GetShorty'', he had a cameo as himself.
6th Oct '15 9:11:18 PM capretty
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* LivingMacGuffin: Linda Moon is a driving force of the plot, but has very little screen time and little character outside of being a great singer.
29th Aug '15 7:35:35 AM sycobuny
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** And the scene where [[Aerosmith Steven Tyler]] talks about how he [[TheCameo doesn't do movies]].

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** And the scene where [[Aerosmith [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] talks about how he [[TheCameo doesn't do movies]].
28th Aug '15 4:53:07 PM sycobuny
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** And the scene where [[Aerosmith Steven Tyler]] talks about how he [[TheCameo doesn't do movies]].
28th Aug '15 4:17:36 PM sycobuny
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** Also, from the same scene, the PrecisionFStrike below, which describes itself in multiple ways.
28th Feb '15 9:00:45 PM haloinsider
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* CelebrityParadox: Harvey Keitel plays Nick Karr, one of the central antagonists of the film. In ''GetShorty'', he had a cameo as himself.
6th Dec '14 8:45:17 AM StarSword
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Karen Flores, Chili's girlfriend in the previous film, is completely absent from ''Be Cool'' without explanation.
6th Dec '14 8:43:36 AM StarSword
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Chili Palmer is a Hollywood producer who has grown jaded with the movie industry, and who wants to try his hand at the music business. He finds his chance when he meets Linda Moon, a gifted young singer whose talents are going to waste under her current manager. Certain that she can become a superstar, Chili takes Linda under his wing and introduces her to Edie Athens, the widow of an old friend (who Chili saw murdered just the day before) who now has full control of her former husband's record company.

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Former {{Mafia}} LoanShark Chili Palmer is a Hollywood producer who has grown jaded with the movie industry, and who wants to try his hand at the music business. He finds his chance when he meets Linda Moon, a gifted young singer whose talents are going to waste under her current manager. Certain that she can become a superstar, Chili takes Linda under his wing and introduces her to Edie Athens, the widow of an old friend (who Chili saw murdered just the day before) who now has full control of her former husband's record company.



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Dabu exhibits a terrifyingly poor grasp of basic gun safety throughout the movie, ''always'' keeping his finger on the trigger and resulting in accidental discharge more than once and one actual fatality. Dabu is at least somewhat self-aware, [[LampshadedTrope lampshading]] his poor gun handling by telling his boss that if he doesn't want this sort of thing to happen, he shouldn't give Dabu a gun in the first place.

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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: IJustShotMarvinInTheFace[=/=]RecklessGunUsage: Dabu exhibits a terrifyingly poor grasp of basic gun safety throughout the movie, ''always'' keeping his finger on the trigger and resulting in accidental discharge more than once and one actual fatality. Dabu is at least somewhat self-aware, [[LampshadedTrope lampshading]] his poor gun handling by telling his boss that if he doesn't want this sort of thing to happen, he shouldn't give Dabu a gun in the first place.



* LampshadeHanging / LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Chili wants out of the movie business because the studio forced him to make a sequel, [[{{Sequelitis}} which tanked]].

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* LampshadeHanging / LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LampshadeHanging[=/=]LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Chili wants out of the movie business because the studio forced him to make a sequel, [[{{Sequelitis}} which tanked]].



--> '''Chili''': "Did you know that you can only use the F-word once in a movie and still get a PG-13 rating? You know what I say to that? ''Fuck it''... I'm done."

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--> '''Chili''': "Did Did you know that you can only use the F-word once in a movie and still get a PG-13 rating? You know what I say to that? ''Fuck it''... I'm done."done.
* RealAwardFictionalCharacter: [[spoiler:Linda Moon's pop single wins her a Grammy.]]



--> '''Sin''': "Man, why you gotta reinforce the stereotype? I ''live'' here. I'm on the ''neighborhood watch''."

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--> '''Sin''': "Man, Man, why you gotta reinforce the stereotype? I ''live'' here. I'm on the ''neighborhood watch''."
11th Sep '14 3:06:53 AM Shorty
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* ActorAllusion: These are peppered throughout, as the film has fun with its EnsembleCast.
** A prime example is DwayneJohnson, who plays gay bodyguard and wannabe-movie star Elliot Wilhelm, and who's perhaps best known as "The Rock" from his former pro-wrestling career.
---> '''Linda Moon''': "He can raise just one eyebrow at a time... and that's all he thinks it takes to be an actor."



* PlayingAgainstType: DwayneJohnson absolutely endears himself to audiences and finally showcases his acting versatility by playing a sweet, clumsy, sensitive and {{Adorkable}} bodyguard.
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