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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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Victor Honeywell
Wendy Gazelle ...
Lori Cronenberg
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Bill Cronenberg
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Buffy Cronenberg
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Chris Honeywell
Dah-ve Chodan ...
Ginger Cronenberg
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Alphonso
Paul Bates ...
Cleon
Ursaline Bryant ...
Roxanne
Terence Cooper ...
Captain Andrew (as Terrence Cooper)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ...
Policeman #1 (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Carlos Horcasitas ...
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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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It's going to be quite a vacation . . . if he ever gets there! See more »

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8 May 1987 (USA)  »

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$4,215,859 (USA)
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The film is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island which is mentioned several times in the film by both John Cusack and Robert Loggia. Cusack as the young steward and Loggia the captain of the ship. 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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The audio for the "jeep" at the beginning of the movie, later to be discovered as driven by his girlfriend, is clearly a V-8 engine. However, the truck being driven is a Suzuki Samurai J13, which features a 1.3 liter 4-cylinder motor. See more »

Quotes

Dan Bartlett: They call me 'Mr. Determined.'
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Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda (uncredited)
Performed by The Nylons (as the Nylons),
Courtesy of Attic Records Limited
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Adorable Saturday afternoon movie
6 March 2005 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

From John Cusack's earlier days, this film is a cute one that slipped through the cracks. It features a shaggy-haired John from his earlier, hapless romantic teen phase. Ben Stiller, as ever, plays a jerk. It's not a must-see, but a good one to pass the time with and just have a laugh at the strange things Cusack has to do in this movie--aside from getting wet and topless...

High points of the movie: watching him get stoned with a bunch of island natives, get drunk in an island bar and shanghaied into service on a boat, and then arrested and thrown into a local jail. The crazy pirate, played by Robert Loggia was excellent comedy relief as well.


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