Get Shorty (1995)

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Get Shorty
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Release Date 1995
Language English
Studio Jersey Films
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Chili Palmer John Travolta
Harry Zimm Gene Hackman
Karen Flores Rene Russo
Martin Weir Danny DeVito
Ray 'Bones' Barboni Dennis Farina
Bo Catlett Delroy Lindo
Bear James Gandolfini
Ronnie Wingate Jon Gries

Get Shorty is the 1995 feature film adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), the film stars John Travolta as Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark asked to collect a debt from a Hollywood producer, and subsequently pitches a movie idea based on his life. Travolta would return as Palmer in the 2005 sequel Be Cool. In 2017, the novel would be adapted as a television series that premiered on the premium cable channel EPIX.

The following weapons were used in the film Get Shorty (1995):



Walther PPK

Ray "Bones" Barboni (Dennis Farina) uses a Walther PPK when he goes to Chili Palmer's office in Miami to shoot him.

Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Ray Bones with his PPK drawn.

AMT Backup

Ray Bones (Dennis Farina) uses a AMT Backup to shoot Ronnie Wingate, then places the gun in the hand of Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), who is blamed for the shooting. When Ronnie (Jon Gries) realizes too late that his trusty Smith & Wesson Model 67 is in his belt, while Ray's is in his hand, he tries to disconcert Ray by referring to Ray's as a "Wop 9 ... the Fiat of guns, always jammin' on you at the wrong time," to which Ray responds by shooting him four times with the AMT.

AMT Backup II with stainless steel finish - .380 ACP
Ray Bones intimidates Harry Zimm.
Ray Bones looks at his pistol before shooting Ronnie.
Ray Bones puts the gun in Harry's hand.
Harry reaches up and points the gun at Ray Bones.

Colt Gold Cup National Match

Bo Catlett (Delroy Lindo) uses a Colt Gold Cup National Match during the film (N.B. In the book, the weapon Ronnie shows off, which Bo later "borrows" to shoot Yayo and threaten Chili, is a long-slide AMT Hardballer).

Colt Gold Cup National Match (Mark IV, Series 80) with stainless steel finish and Pearl Grips - .45 ACP
Bo Catlett aims at Yayo Portillo (Jacob Vargas).
Bo and Bear look over the railing.
Bo pushes his gun into Bear's (James Gandolfini) chest.
Bo holds his gun on Bear.
Karen Flores (Rene Russo) picks up the Colt Gold Cup National Match.

SIG-Sauer P226

Ray Bones (Dennis Farina) holds a nickel SIG-Sauer P226 on Chili Palmer inside his hotel room.

nickel SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm
Ray Bones holds his P226 on Chili.
Ray Bones searches Chili.
Ray Bones asks Chili about the airport terminal.
Ray Bones with his P226.

Desert Eagle

Martin Weir (Danny DeVito) fires a stainless Desert Eagle with a scope attachment in Chili's film, constantly pressing the magazine release instead of the trigger. The technical consultant, Bear (James Gandolfini), takes it from him and looks at it.

matte stainless Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum
Martin tries to fire his Desert Eagle but the magazine drops out.
Martin shows the Desert Eagle to the film's director (Penny Marshall).


Colt Detective Special

Chili Palmer (John Travolta) fires back at Ray Bones with a third-generation Colt Detective Special, kept inside his desk (in the book, Chili buys a revolver after punching Bones, from a Cuban who describes it as "the famous Smit and Wayson Model treinta y ocho.")

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Chili waits for Ray Bones.
Chili, after firing a shot that skims the top of Ray's head.

Smith & Wesson Model 67

Ronnie Wingate (Jon Gries) keeps a Smith & Wesson Model 67 in his pants, often showing it off to try and intimidate people. In the book, this gun is the AMT Hardballer, that Bo later "borrows" and uses to shoot Yayo.

Smith & Wesson Model 67 - .38 Special
Ronnie shows Harry Zimm his S&W Model 67.
Ronnie shows Ray Bones his S&W Model 67.

Smith & Wesson Model 686

Harvey Keitel (Harvey Keitel playing himself in a cameo role), in the "Ray Bones" role in Chili's film, fires a Smith & Wesson Model 686.

Smith & Wesson Model 686 with 2 1/2" Barrel - .357 Magnum.
Keitel turns around and fires a Smith & Wesson.


Brown Bess Musket

The two Revolutionary War "soldiers" on the film set walk through with Brown Bess Flintlock Muskets.

Brown Bess Long Land pattern - .75 caliber.
The "soldiers" walk past Chili's minivan.

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