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Hot Pursuit (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  8 May 1987 (USA)
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Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must take a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from... See full summary »

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Prisoner (as Martin Lasalle)
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Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must take a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he is not quite sure where they are, and meets smugglers, crazy captains and murderers. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Danny, immer fünf Minuten zu spät  »

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$4,215,859 (USA)
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The film is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island (1883) which is mentioned several times in the film by both John Cusack and Robert Loggia. Cusack is the young steward character and Loggia the captain of the ship character. The pirates in this case are the father and son team of Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller, who are real life father and son. The damsel in distress is Wendy Gazelle, who plays (John Cusack')'s girlfriend in the film, who can be loosely claimed as being the treasure as well. See more »

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When Dan is on the plane the flight attendant has on a USAF female uniform with one stripe. After the hijack attempt, the flight attendant's uniform has 2 stripes. See more »

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Dan Bartlett: They call me 'Mr. Determined.'
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda (uncredited)
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Performed by The Nylons (as the Nylons),
Courtesy of Attic Records Limited
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Terrbile But Cute
14 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another in a never ending stream of movies about teens where the actors are not really teens. I think Cusack was around 21 in this one. Another reviewer said that he always plays an average guy. That's true, but how many average guys are super tall? That always struck me as the weird thing about his "everyman" persona.

This is also another movie where high school kids are already well into their sexual boyfriend/girlfriend relationship as if they are adults. They talk about making love under the stars as if they can just do that with full permission from the adults involved.

Having said all that, it's mildly enjoyable. You root for Cusack and sort of envy his Spring Break adventure. Ben Stiller looks great. He actually plays a good looking player rather than the pathetic dork he plays as an adult.

Robert Loggia is great. He kind of makes the film. He plays his usual gruff renegade, but he does it with memorable panache.

The plot is a bit too complex and you find yourself wanting it to end long before it actually does.

I like it for the eerie 80s synth soundtrack and the idea of a young guy having an attractive girlfriend and a Caribbean adventure. But unless you like Cusack and Stiller, stay away. It's too convoluted.


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