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Hot Stuff (1979)

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 »

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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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police | stolen goods | pawnshop | scam | See All (4) »

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You can't turn this mob over to the cops. They are the cops.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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4 January 1980 (Portugal)  »

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The title "Hot Stuff" is underworld slang for stolen goods. See more »

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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 »

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Doug: Ernie, you want a doughnut?
Ernie: I'd rather have the money instead!
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Referenced in An Unnatural Act (1985) See more »

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Keep It Loose
Music by Patrick Williams
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Performed by Paulette McWilliams
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Kim Jong Il's favorite movie IS "HOT STUFF", basically....
13 November 2009 | by (N. Korea) – See all my reviews

This was one movie I thought was really goofy. It's about four Miami police officers who team up together and do a stolen goods sting operation. It stars Suzanne Pleashette (Newhart, Oh God, Book II), Jerry Reed (Smokey and the Bandits 1,2,3), Luis Avalos (Stir Crazy, THE ELECTRIC COMPANY on PBS), and of course directed and written and his family in it as well Dom DeLuise, along with Ossie Davis. Some of the scenes in this movie are pointless but the parts where they have the mafia involved are first rate. But if you like chases, shooting guns and pitch fork fights this is the one to watch. My favorite part is where Doug (played by Jerry Reed) finds the stolen goods store and when a black man comes in with stolen 35mm cameras and (later this black actor appears in the movie CADDYSHACK as a bystander fisherman) when Reed says "You're under arrest". The black guys eyes get amazingly BIG like bug eyes. I thought that was so funny! And he does that in the movie CADDYSHACK when the boat that the late Rody Dangerfield was driving right at him. But thats another movie. Anyway, when Doug finds it, he goes to Capt. Guyburger (Davis) and tells him of it and pulls in Louis (Pleashette), and the other two, they bust over 100 and the mafia as well. I hope that Columbia/Tri-Star will put this out on DVD cause I would definitely like to have it. It almost seems as if this movie was originally written with Burt Reynold in mind, but for some reason he couldn't or wouldn't do it.

They certainly rounded up the Usual Reynolds-Film Suspects -- Jerry Reed, Dom deLuise, Alfie Wise, Pat McCormick and others, and the overall humour has exactly that slightly sardonic, semi-detached air that Burt's raised eyebrow and signature cackle/chuckle (so associated with him that it was used as part of an animated studio logo bit on "Smokey & the Bandit") suit so well .

Even without Burt, the cast are an excellent ensemble who play well off each other, delivering the goods quite satisfactorily.

If nothing else, it's definitely N.Korea leader Kim Jong-Il's most watched video, an agreeable-enough way to while away an otherwise unfilled hour and a half or so; i don't think this film will fail to entertain, so long as you're not expecting Great Classic Entertainment.

(Look for the then-Mayors of Miami Beach and Miami in cameos -- for a friend who grew up in Miami, they were almost the funniest part of the film. I won't spoil it for you -- check the end credits, if you don't spot them. Also, take a close look at the police cars you see charging through the night in one shot) Fantastic movie if you want some good, clean comedy. Hilarious plot and excellent mesh of characters.


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