History Film / GetShorty

6th May '17 10:27:35 AM axle-k89
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** Jimmy Capp calls Rya this for taking Chili's coat, especially as it was a Christmas present.

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** Jimmy Capp calls Rya Ray this for taking Chili's coat, especially as it was a Christmas present.
6th May '17 10:24:38 AM axle-k89
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Bo kills Yayo by shooting him and knocking him over his balcony, and tells Bear afterwards he could loosen the balcony and kill Chili by knocking him over the edge. [[spoiler:At the end, Bear kills Bo with said loose balcony. Chili ''does'' go over the edge, but Bear saves him.]]


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** [[spoiler:For threatening Bear's daughter, Bear loosens Bo's balcony and pushes him over it. The irony is that Bo had earlier told Bear to do this to kill Chili. While Chili falls over the edge at the same time, Bear saves Chili while Bo falls to his death.]]


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** [[spoiler:Both Chili and Bo have one when Bear pushes them against Bo's balcony and it comes loose, causing them to fall over the edge. Bear saves Chili, while Bo falls to his death.]]
17th Apr '17 10:50:35 AM axle-k89
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* AccidentalMisnaming: The man who picks up Ray at the airport in LA mispells Ray's surname (Barboni) as "Barbone" on the sign he has with him./ Ray says he hopes the man can drive better than he can spell.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: The man who picks up Ray at the airport in LA mispells Ray's surname (Barboni) as "Barbone" on the sign he has with him./ Ray says he hopes the man can drive better than he can spell.
17th Apr '17 10:50:13 AM axle-k89
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* RealPersonCameo - Ernesto "Chili" Palmer, Elmore Leonard's inspiration for the lead character, was cast as one of Ray Bones's sycophants.

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* RealPersonCameo - Ernesto "Chili" Palmer, Elmore Leonard's inspiration for the lead character, was cast as one of Ray Bones's sycophants.sycophants and seen in the opening scene.


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* VertigoEffect: Used when Yayo is looking at the airport locker with the money in it and trying to decide whether or not to go for it and get the money by risk getting caught by the DEA agents in the terminal. In the end he can't bring himself to do it.
17th Apr '17 10:46:16 AM axle-k89
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* AccidentalMisnaming: The man who picks up Ray at the airport in LA mispells Ray's surname (Barboni) as "Barbone" on the sign he has with him./ Ray says he hopes the man can drive better than he can spell.


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* HeroesGoneFishing: Chili at one point watches ''Touch Of Evil'' in a movie theater, and Karen joins in for the end, which Chili doesn't realise until he turns and sees her after it has ended (she was sitting behind him).


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* VillainsOutShopping: Ray is reading Martin Weir's book while sitting on the toilet before he gets the call from Harry that gets him to fly out to LA.
27th Mar '17 2:18:29 AM axle-k89
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** Chili takes $310,000 from Leo early on when he catches up to him. [[spoiler:It ends up having to be used to pay off Bo after he kidnaps Karen.]]



* DarkIsNotEvil: Chili. He has dark hair and dresses mainly in dark clothing, especially at the start of the film, but is a fairly pleasant guy to be around, [[BewareTheNiceOnes unless you piss him off]].



* DeathGlare - Chili makes good use of these, often commanding people "Look at me" to that he can aim one at them. Martin is intrigued by it so much that he spends a scene trying to imitate it, with Palmer coaching him on how to do it right.

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* DeathGlare - Chili makes good use of these, often commanding people "Look at me" to that he can aim one at them. Martin is intrigued by it so much that he spends a scene trying to imitate it, with Palmer Chili coaching him on how to do it right.



* DestinationDefenestration: After Ray shoots Ronnie dead and explains to Harry that it should look like Harry did it in self-defense, Ray tells Harry IWasNeverHere, and warns him that if he tells anyone about it, he will come back and throw Harry out the office window.



* DramaticShattering: When Leo returns to his suite, Chili is there and spooks him by revealing his presence after Leo downs a drink. Leo drops the glass and it smashes on the floor.



* GetOut: After Chili first breaks into Karen's house and she discovers him talking with Harry, she calmly orders both of them out.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Ray takes Chili's jacket, which had Chili's car keys in it, at the start of the film. In retaliation, when Chili goes to retrieve the coat, he punches Ray in the face and breaks his nose.



* MaliciousMisnaming: Bo calls Yayo Yahoo twice when Yayo wants to collect the money in the airport locker, and from the way he says it, it's implied he's getting the name wrong on purpose. He also calls him Yoyo when he talks to Bear after Ronnie's death.



* OhCrap:
** Ray has one soon after Chili breaks his nose. Chili realises Ray is coming to his office, so he pulls out his gun and when Ray opens the door, Chili shoots at him. Ray panics and gets the hell out of there.
** Harry has one when he gets up in the middle of the night, finds the TV on, then Chili, behind him, turns it off and says his name.
** Harry has another one soon after meeting Chili, when Chili points out that Bo, Ronnie and Bear have just arrived outside his office building.
** Yayo has just enough time for one before Bo shoots him dead and knocks him over the railing.



* TemptingFate: Jimmy Capp tells Ray, in no uncertain terms, that nothing happens to Chili while Momo is alive. At the end of the next scene, Momo dies from a heart attack.



* TooDumbToLive: Ronnie, Bo's associate, does not seem to understand that a gun in your belt does little good at close range against someone with a drawn weapon.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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Ronnie, Bo's associate, does not seem to understand that a gun in your belt does little good at close range against someone with a drawn weapon.weapon.
** Jimmy Capp calls Rya this for taking Chili's coat, especially as it was a Christmas present.


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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Chili, upon first arriving in Los Angeles in torrential rain and seeing not the Cadillac he ordered as a hire car, but an Oldsmobile Silhouette, which the bus driver describes as "the Cadillac of minivans". Not wanting to walk back to the car hire place in the downpour, he decides to take the minivan anyway.
21st Nov '16 12:06:44 PM DrNoPuma
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* WrongRestaurant: The obnoxious, [[TheNapoleon pint-sized]] [[ThePrimaDonna prima donna]] Martin Weir makes a point of ordering whatever he feels like at the moment, regardless of whether it's on the menu or at all appropriate for the restaurant. Then he plucks his incredulous lunch guests' menus out of their hands and does the same for them.
26th Oct '16 1:02:24 PM Mdumas43073
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22nd Oct '16 8:01:01 PM BDA1978
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* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: This trope is subverted when a thug mocks Carboni's choice of weapon (AMT Backup, a small but effective pistol). The thug, perhaps thinking he's GenreSavvy, says "What's that, a Wop 9? The Fiat of guns, always jammin' on you at the wrong time," to which Carboni responds by slinging four rounds through the man's chest.

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* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: This trope is subverted when a thug Ronnie mocks Carboni's Ray Bones' choice of weapon (AMT Backup, a small but effective pistol). The thug, Ronnie, perhaps thinking he's GenreSavvy, says "What's that, a Wop 9? The Fiat of guns, always jammin' on you at the wrong time," to which Carboni responds time". Bones just shrugs and happily demonstrates his gun's effectiveness by slinging four rounds through the man's chest. popping 4 bullets in Ronnie's chest.
5th Jun '16 10:05:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Sort of. In the book, Ray Bones is a lot more menacing and a lot less of a complete moron than he is in the movie. However, while for much of the book he's mentioned as an ominous soon-to-arrive threat, when he eventually shows up Chili ends up dealing with him fairly quickly. However, in the movie, while he's a lot stupider he's also around more often, shows up in Los Angeles much sooner and consequently is a lot more of an active threat. [[spoiler: Specifically, the scene where he shows up at Harry's office, beats the crap out of Harry and then shoots Ronnie doesn't appear in the book.]]


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** Chili and Bo Catlett are also both very elegant and stylish men who are career criminals but for reasons of birth don't entirely fit in with the criminal organisations they work for, passionately love movies and are fascinated by the movie business, and view the posturing, obnoxious behaviour of their fellow criminals with a certain amount of withering contempt.
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