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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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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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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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13 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Hot Dog  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,506,756 (USA) (16 January 1984)

Gross:

$20,307,325 (USA)
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Trivia

The stunt doubles were all freestyle veterans, several of whom went on to star in Warren Miller and Greg Stump flicks. 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

Kendo Yamamoto: [in Japanese] Hello. Your tits are as beautiful as Mt. Fuji. Would you mind if I rubbed my face in them?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Robot Jox (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamers On The Rise
(uncredited)
Written by John Stewart
Performed by John Stewart and Nick Reynolds
From the album "Revenge Of The Budgie"
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not much taste in this hot dog
8 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hot Dog The Movie is your standard 80's flick, it only needs a plot if it wants one. Back then, as long as you filled your movie with enough T & A, you could get away with releasing a film without much of a storyline. Hot Dog The Movie is that kind of movie: It develops it's story with two main characters, the most likable character being Sunny. On the plus side, we have tons of great skiing footage and clever stunts in this motion picture, including the hilarious ' skiing ballet '. Another plus, if it appeals your fancy, is Shannon Tweed naked. The rest of the movie? Filler. Bottom line, straight up, FILLER! See, this is the problem with T & A movies, which I don't really care for, in fact, I despise. However, I can give Hot Dog a fair shake, and say that a few laughs do exist in this movie. I can say a few, because some T & A flicks I've seen don't have any laughs...have you seen Zapped? Great example! Hot Dog The Movie seems to go off track, a lot! We find ourselves, for instance, visiting a bar where wet T shirt contests take place. What does this have to do with skiing?? Not a damn thing. But, back then, Hollywood was trying to cash in on the whole Porky's theme, and between 1981 and 1986, there was absolutely no shortage of those movies to be found in the video store. ( Remember those, video stores? Sorry, your movie is out, it should be back tomorrow, assuming the bonehead who rented it turns it in on time, and decides not to pay a late fee. Ahhh, the 80's was gold.) The acting is terrible, but let's face it, they weren't aiming too high on the dartboard on this one, it's just not that kind of movie. You know what's in store for you when you see the movie poster, come on, 'Dangerous Curves Ahead'??? Says it all. And so does this review, which I can say, is all I can say good and bad about Hot Dog. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but then again, isn't that what hot dogs are designed to do?


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