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17 May 1985 (USA) See more »
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Four Venice Beach boys make a pact to lose their virginity before beginning their senior year of high school. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Michael Zorek ... Barry
Adam Silbar ... Michael
Jeff Fishman ... Joey
Johnny Timko ... Scotty

Jill Schoelen ... Julie Ann
Deborah Richter ... Heidi
Monique Gabrielle ... Babs
Tami Holbrook ... Sissy
Gayle Gannes ... Jamie
Heather Ling ... Robin

Clark Jarrett ... Roger
Kerry Noonan ... Wendy

Roger Rose ... Cliff
David Christopher ... Female Impersonator
Virgil Frye ... The Porno Man
Suzi Horne ... Hooker #1
Sunny Smith ... Hooker #2

Janet Cole Notey ... Lady at Bus Stop
Jerry Maren ... Arcade Vendor
June Ellis ... Old Lady in Park
John Miller ... Weightlifter
Dan Oliver ... Anson
James Sotirakis ... Boy on Beach
Valerie Perfit ... Girl on Beach
Benny Clorey ... Tap Dancer
Shari Blum ... Dream Girl
Dawn Schneider ... Dream Girl
Beth Farrelly ... Dream Girl
Gerardo Mejía ... Break Dancer
Otis Tyrone Holden ... Drummer
Rick Koch ... Skater
Ross Judd ... Skater
Terry Caccia ... Skater
James Coons ... Skater
Robin Schell ... Skater
Ruben Roney ... Skater
Robert Osborn ... BMX Rider
Pat Romano ... BMX Rider
Peter Pitofsky ... Mime
Robert Gruenberg Jr. ... Chain Saw Juggler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Gocha ... Limousine Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jim Sotos 
Writing credits
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Larry Anderson 
Peter Foldy 

Produced by
Luigi Cingolani .... producer
Ralph Kent Cooke .... executive producer
Peter Foldy .... associate producer
J. Don Harris .... executive producer
Paul Joseph .... producer
Martin Perfit .... executive producer
Jim Sotos .... producer
Original Music by
Lou Forestieri 
Casting by
Jerold Franks 
Production Design by
George Costello 
Production Management
Cary Glieberman .... unit production manager
Sound Department
William Hooper .... sound editor

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85 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly entertaining, 7 November 2003
Author: severe_td from Los Angeles

Forged within the sea of endless '80s teen sex comedies, Hot Moves somehow manages to be much greater than the sum of it parts.

This movie saw almost no time in the theaters, showing up only in a few New York locations in December '85, hoping to lure in cold easterners yearning to do some California dreaming.

Hot Moves certainly has its share of faults. The acting ranges from mediocre to horrible, a lot of the dialog is poorly written, and the movie is peppered with long, "second-unit" scenes on Venice Beach which don't feature any of the cast, and have absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the movie. These parts were obviously "filler", as the running time for the entire movie is 85 minutes. Without these boring sequences, the movie would be well under 80, which wouldn't qualify it as "feature length".

However, despite its aforementioned problems. "Hot Moves" manages to be charming, entertaining, and at times, very funny. Despite the movie's obvious low budget, it still features a completely original 12-song-deep soundtrack, and a lot of the music also has its own campy charm.

Hot Moves is perhaps best known for its "nude beach" scene, where the viewer is treated to the full frontal nudity of dozens of beautiful women, inexplicably running across the sand. Such a display would surely earn an NC-17 rating nowadays, but somehow this movie kept its "R" rating back in 1985.

While I can't complain about the nude women, "Hot Moves" actually stands out in my mind for its frivolous fun and surprisingly creative plot. I have a strong feeling that the writers of "American Pie" must have seen Hot Moves, since the plots are incredibly similar. While American Pie was more "advanced" than Hot Moves, it could be argued that the raw material for Hot Moves was actually better. Oddly enough, when the E! channel toured Seann "Stifler" William Scott's house, he proudly displayed Hot Moves as one of his favorite movie of all times.

Look for Virgil Frye (Soleil Moon Frye's dad) playing a sex shop owner, in an odd cameo.

Rent Hot Moves. It's 85 minutes of fun.

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