March 4, 2005
Director: F. Gary Gray
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for violence, sensuality, and language including sexual references)
Screenwriter: Peter Steinfeld
Starring: John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Andre 3000, Christina Milian, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Uma Thurman, Cedric the Entertainer, Robert Pastorelli, Steven Tyler, The Rock
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: BeCoolmovie.com
John Travolta is back as Chili Palmer in "Be Cool," a sequel to the comedy smash "Get Shorty". This time, Chili becomes a different kind of "hit" man – he abandons the movie industry to bring his wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics to the music business. When a friend is offed while they're at lunch, Chili takes the opportunity to visit the guy's wife, Edie (Thurman), and pitch himself as her new business partner at an independent record label. With a promising young pop-star-in-training as his protégé (Milian), Chili has to juggle her faux-urban manager (Vaughn), his gay, wannabe-actor bodyguard (The Rock), Russian mobsters, and an eloquent gangsta music producer (Cedric) to save the label and land a hit – and keep from getting popped himself.