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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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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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Goofs

At the start of the Chinese Downhill, everyone is wearing the same outfits that have been worn throughout the entire movie. For some reason Harkin's distinctive (if not signature) blue and black stretch pants have changed to black with red piping. It seems unlikely that the farm boy would buy new ones just for the downhill. Let alone ones that are the same color scheme as his nemesis. See more »

Quotes

Squirrel Murphy: Hey, Garnshit!
Rudy: [correcting him] Garmisch.
Squirrel Murphy: Yeah, Garnshit.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Hungry Like the Wolf
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of Capitol Records and EMI Records
(p) 1980 Tritec Music Ltd.
Written and Composed by Duran Duran
Published by Tritec Music Ltd.
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Classic 80's cinema
4 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can people put down this movie? It is a classic raucous comedy from the 1980's. There is lot of nudity, and their may be some ethnic stereotyping, but I remember this as being my favorite movie from when my family first got a VCR.

The skiing sequences are filmed beautifully, from a time when extreme skiing was just being born. If you are a fan of Warren Miller, you'll probably enjoy the scenes from the competition, and also the free-skiing.

But who can forget the classic Chinese Downhill scene? I saw this movie on cable last night, and it's still as good as it ever was.


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