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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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The movie's production notes stated that the picture utilized as a filming location the construction site of the then future Turnberry Isle Yacht and Tennis Club in Miami, Florida. 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 The Fisher King (1991) See more »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Music by Richard Strauss
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A Burt Reynolds Film without the Burt Part
2 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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