Three cops try to set up a sting by establishing their own Fencing operation. They have less than complete support from above and as they begin mingling more and more with the underworld ... See full summary »
Three cops try to set up a sting by establishing their own Fencing operation. They have less than complete support from above and as they begin mingling more and more with the underworld elements decide to finance the operation through re-selling some of the proceeds. Written by
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Both of the movie's two lead male actors, Dom DeLuise and Jerry Reed, were both known for working with Burt Reynolds in separate franchises, in the "Cannonball Run" and "Smokey and the Bandit" series respectively. 1979's Hot Stuff (1979) was one of two movies in which Reed and DeLuise both appeared, the second being Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) released the following year in 1980. See more »
When the 78 or 79 Trans am explodes, it is replaced with a early model Camaro 70 to 73 for the destroyed car. See more »
Ernie, you want a doughnut?
I'd rather have the money instead!
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This film plays as if it was originally written with Burt Reynolds as the star, but he couldn't/wouldn't do it.
It features pretty much the Usual Reynolds-Film Suspects -- Jerry Reed, Alfie Wise, Pat McCormick and others, and has exactly that air of slightly sardonic, semi-detached humour that Burt's raised eyebrow and patented cackle/chuckle convey so well (to the extent that his laugh was used as part of an animated pre-credits studio logo sequence for "Smokey & the Bandit").
That said, the cast make an excellent ensemble, play well off each other, and deliver the goods quite satisfactorily.
Quite an agreeable way to fill in an otherwise wasted hour and a half or so; if you're not expecting Great Drama, i don't think this film will fail to entertain.
(Watch for the then-Mayors of Miami and Miami Beach in Very Funny cameos. I won't tell you where -- if you don't spot them, check the end credits.)
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