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Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)

Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

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Cast

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Dan
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Harkin
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Sunny
John Patrick Reger ...
Rudi
Frank Koppala ...
Squirrel
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Kendo
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Sylvia Fonda
George Theobald ...
Slasher
Mark Vance ...
Heinz
Erik Watson ...
Fergy
Lynn Wieland ...
Michelle
Sandy Hackett ...
T-Shirt Contest M.C.
Crystal Smith ...
Motel Clerk
Peter Vogt ...
Fader Black
Robert Fuhrmann ...
Rick Lauter
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Storyline

Harkin Banks is a young Idaho farm kid who is also an ace at skiing. He is headed to the freestyle skiing championships in Squaw Valley, CA along with runaway Sunny. He meets his adversary in the form of Rudy, a self centered European skier who doesn't take a liking to Harkin or his new found friends, The Rat Pack, led by veteran Dan O' Callahan. Harkin has many misadventures with Dan and his buddies, but doesn't lose focus in his attempt to get the World Cup. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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There's more to do in the snow than ski. See more »

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13 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Здорово!  »

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$20,307,325 (USA) (30 March 1984)
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Trivia

James Saito, who played Kendo, couldn't actually speak Japanese. He fooled the entire crew for the first 3 weeks. See more »

Goofs

During the opening ski scene the boots changed a few times they started out as rear entry and change to a conventional buckle during the run. See more »

Quotes

Race Official: [at the top of the jump ramp] What's your jump?
Harkin Banks: The Kick-Ass Blaster.
Race Official: I've never heard of that, what is it?
Harkin Banks: It's my jump.
Race Official: Well you'll have to tell me what it is before I can let you go down.
Harkin Banks: It's a twistin' triple.
Race Official: A twistin' triple? I've never even *seen* one of those done before. Are you qualified to do that?
Harkin Banks: We'll I'm gonna do it.
Race Official: [shakes his head] Allright... go ahead.
Harkin Banks: [smiles and skiis off]
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Soundtracks

When You Were Mine
Performed by Mitch Ryder
Written and Composed by Prince
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Worth the price of admission
2 February 2002 | by (Orlando) – See all my reviews

While the plot and acting leave quite a bit to be desired, this film is well worth the sit-through for the fabulous scenery -- particularly newcomer Tracy Smith and the ultraluminous Shannon Tweed. Ms. Tweed, a Playboy Playmate of the Year, makes full use of her physical talents to steal every scene in which she participates.

David Naughton gets top billing, but we all know his career peaked as the Dr Pepper spokesperson.


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