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Running Hot (1984)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  February 1984 (USA)
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A teenager, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his father, escapes from jail. He hooks up with a prostitute and they take to the road to find the real killer of his father.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Carrico ...
Charlene Andrews
Danny Hicks
Officer Trent
Virgil Frye ...
Tom Bond
Louise Baker ...
Joe George ...
Officer Berman
Laurel Patrick ...
Sorrells Pickard ...
Ex-con in Desert
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Danny's Father
Juliette Cummins ...
Lesley Woods ...
Charlene's Mother
Bob Carroll Jr. ...
Clark Howat ...
Geno Havens ...
Foreman (as Gino Havens)


A teenager, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his father, escapes from jail. He hooks up with a prostitute and they take to the road to find the real killer of his father.

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He Had Everything To Gain ... She Had Nothing To Lose. See more »


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Makin' It  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The role of Officer Trent was specifically written with Stuart Margolin in mind to play him. See more »


Danny Hicks: Rhino Butt, Hippo Thighs, Iron Ass
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I Can't Live Without You
Performed by Christine Forde
Words and Music by John Durrill
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Weird Tragi-Road-Mance
4 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Lost 80s gem...

It has a lot of cool trashy action and adventure which you can slurp up with a spoon. Overall well made B-movie that definitely captures a specific moment in time.

A great cast of one-off characters and sadly the only starring role of Monica Carrico,who is sexy as all get-out and very enjoyable to watch. Shes a quirky vixen who likes to dance...I almost think she had to have been a stripper or a gymnast in real life to have that figure.

It is kind of exploitation cinema, what with its allure to the seedy side of life; but there is an honesty and realism there, in people looking for redemption, but getting caught up in the moment.

and if nothing else, we can come away with the fact that...Burgers can kill

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