1995 movie starring John Travolta as Chili Palmer, a loan shark from Miami who ends up breaking into the movie business.

Palmer is in L.A. collecting on a debt when he meets up with B Movie producer Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman). Palmer, a movie lover himself, pitches a script based on his current collection assignment to Zimm, who asks for Palmer's help in dealing with a group of drug dealers to whom Zimm owes some money. Palmer decides that he'd like to get into the movie business, and soon finds himself caught up in an intricate web of greed and deception.

Also stars Rene Russo as love interest Karen Flores, and Danny DeVito as movie star Martin Weir.