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Hot Pursuit (1987)

PG-13  |   |  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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Lori Cronenberg
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Bill Cronenberg
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Buffy 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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She promised him ten days together in paradise. He never dreamed how far he'd have to go. See more »

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8 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Danny, immer fünf Minuten zu spät  »

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$4,215,859 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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)
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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Formulaic but pleasant.
5 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Formulaic, uninspired but painless teen comedy. It's the typical formula where the young hero encounters every imaginable object as he tries to get to his (constantly changing) destination; thanks to his wits, and to pure luck, he overcomes all of them. This film shares with many 80s comedies ("Stripes" comes to mind) the bad habit of turning into an action film halfway through, but the beautiful locations (beautifully photographed) keep it pleasant enough. (**)


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