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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 Best Bust of All  »

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1.85 : 1
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Actors Ossie Davis and Luis Avalos both received 'co-starring' credits. 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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Man with Cigars: [Puts his arm around Ramon who is a foot shorter than him] Well I like you. Tomorrow at noon, you may climb me.
Ernie: [laughing] Come on. He ain't that short.
Man with Cigars: Oh yeah? Well then how come he spent last month dangling from my car mirror?
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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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Half good .... half not so good ..........
29 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first half of "Hot Stuff" is definitely better than what follows. Dom DeLuise, Jerry Reed, Susan Pleshette, and Luis Avalos, open a pawn shop, specifically to receive stolen items. The nice assortment of quirky characters, and their bizarre goods, being delivered into the hands of police officers is funny. What happens is they eventually run out of money, and have to start selling off the hot items to make ends meet. Unfortunately a "Godfather" element completely misfires, as does most of the remainder of the film. There is enough here to recommend a watch, just don't expect the comedy to hold up through the entire movie. - MERK


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