Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, the romantic sparks fly. After pitching his own life story as a movie idea, Chili learns that being a mobster and being a Hollywood producer really aren't all that different.
- Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime
- Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Jersey Films
- Keyword: gambling, miami, florida, based on novel or book, gangster, murder, travel, mafia, money, debt, mobster, business, hollywood, drugs, producer, con
- Cast: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo