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Devito has some marvelous scenes as an overly egotistical actor (the Shorty referred to in the title). Travolta, who excels at playing bad guys, is Chili Palmer, a mobster turned movie producer. Karen Flores (Rene Russo) portrays an actress who hopes to help co-produce his film, and possibly act in it as well.
This is a little confusing, since this is the plot of a movie itself, but that makes it interesting. (Unfortunately, I caught the tail end of this movie long before I watched the whole thing, so I knew the surprise ending.) Despite this mistake on my part, it was still satisfying to watch Travolta crack one-liners like no one else can, and Russo and Devito snap some snappy lines too. Though confusing, the plot is quite original, for a mafia movie, and this remains a great movie rental.