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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

They don't make these anymore.

Author: J. Ramstedt (
6 March 2001

A feel-good 1980s teen lust comedy, with the right music, cute girls and the usual gang of idiots trying to get laid. It is very tasteless but enjoyable; I can't understand why they don't make these anymore. I've watched it a dozen times, yet it still gives me the same feeling of innocent fun. For friends of politically incorrect sex comedies, Hot Moves is highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Looks like the original American Pie

Author: Josh Brandon (JoshB-2) from Sydney
11 July 2000

This film seems to be the 80s version of American Pie: Four loser virgins who want to get laid make a pact to help each other and go about finding girls to screw. If you look at it closely, the characters are even similar and there's the one guy with the girlfriend who thinks that sex is the only thing important to him.

Anyway, the girls look great and there are heaps of funny scenes worth catching, especially at the end. So if you haven't seen it, check it out.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

On of the best films of the eighties.

Author: SwedishOyster ( from Stockholm, Sweden
14 May 2003

Now this one is a classic of the eighties. If you like films like Porky's and Fraternity Vacation, you sure will love this one. Only thing, it's very hard to find. I've been looking all over the place to get it on DVD.

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Surprisingly entertaining

Author: severe_td from Los Angeles
7 November 2003

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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

The best teen-lust comedy EVER!

Author: Crapulah from Jakobstad, Finland
17 November 1998

Hot moves is by far the best teen-lust comedy I´ve seen. It combines beautiful bikini-chicks with hilarious situations. Barry and his friends want to get laid, but they can´t get any girls. They make a "pact" that each one of them will get laid til´ school starts. Well, after many funny situations including prostitutes and nude beaches, they finally get lucky... Including Deborah "Debbie" Richter, who is also starring in "Cyborg with Jean-Clude van Damme.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

They broke the mold after they made this one!

Author: rlcsljo from Hollywood, ca
8 April 2001

Despite the obviously hackneyed (but still universal) plot about a bunch of loser teen age boys trying to get laid, this movie really works! (mostly because of the quality and quantity of the gorgeous and cute girls/ women in this film)

The producer rarely went for obvious beauty and managed to find some real gems that are still a turn on today -- I am starting to appreciate the results of high-impact aerobics on the female form in the eighties more and more.

Where else, outside of a nudie cutie film will you find a flock of completely naked girls doing a beach run ala "Chariots of Fire".

After seeing this film, any red blooded teenage boy will certainly want to re double his efforts to get laid--if he can ever find girls this cute!

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Middle-tier lowbrow

Author: Fluke_Skywalker from United States
30 July 2014

'Hot Moves' is one of the *many* "teen sex comedies" from the 80s. A few you may remember--'Porky's', 'Spring Break'--a couple you might know if you had Cinemax growing up. Most are on the level of 'Hot Moves'. This was a thrift store, VHS(!), find. I love this genre, and had never seen or heard of it before, so I faced the accusing glare of the cashier and gladly plunked down my .99 for what appeared to be an original video store rental copy.

It gets off to a bit of a clunky start, but once it gets rolling it's pretty fun. The plot is actually very similar to 'American Pie', and the four leads--who all look like actual high schoolers instead of the customary 80s teen who is played by a 35 year old--are all pretty charming and have good chemistry together. Save for the copious nudity, and there's a bunch (at one point there's a scene on a nude beach where a large group of women recreate the iconic scene from 'Chariots of Fire') it's all harmless fun. Not a movie for a Women's Studies major or anyone with an allergy to the 80s, but a decent time if you like the genre.

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Pretty bad teenage sex comedy

Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC
27 May 2012

"Hot Moves" wasn't exactly a big grosser when it was released to theaters, a big reason probably being that the teenage sex comedy genre was all but dead at that time. But I think a bigger reason why the movie never took off was because it's an AWFUL movie. For starters, there's no real plot on display here - it's pretty much just a collection of vignettes with the loosest of threads holding them together. And while the movie attempts to be comic with just about every vignette, the results are absolutely without any laughs. When it comes to sex and nudity, there is less of that here than you might think - I think there are only three scenes where nudity is on display (though the second scene is jam-packed with naked women.) The cast shows some talent, but the way they are directed makes them come across as alike, without any individualism. There's nothing in this movie that may make it worth a rental to anyone.

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

gorgeous women in bad movie

Author: villevee
28 August 2003

A pretty bad movie, seems like the director did not know if he was making a movie or a music video for some 80's hair-band. I don't know where they got those vegetable-look-a-like male leads, thats total mystery. Thankfully the female leads save this movie, and there are loads of T&A. Jill Schoelen is ok and Deborah Richter is pretty hot - but it's Monique Gabrielle who makes this movie memorable with her perfect body. She really is the only reason why this movie is not totally forgotten.

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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Great movie

Author: jackson_km13
24 January 2004

I dont care what anyone says the movies in the 80s r by far the best. Lets see ware do u think the people who wrote AMERICAN PIE got there idea mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? This movie yes could of been a lil better put together but u cant even compare movies now days with older ones cause the technology diference is unfair.

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