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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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'Mac' MacClaren
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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 ...
Policeman #2
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Prisoner (as Martin Lasalle)
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Storyline

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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Danny, immer fünf Minuten zu spät  »

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$4,215,859 (USA)
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Trivia

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Comedy, Drama, Action, and Adventure wrapped in a charming love story - Don't Skip This One!!
8 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Male/Born 1983/Detroit, Mi.

I am very disappointed with the lack of support on IMDb for this movie. I will admit I was very young when I first saw Hot Pursuit, but I recently watched it for the first time in many years and loved it all over again. It's a non-stop adventure with a ton of laughs, great characters, and an interesting story. It features Cusack in the prime of his young career and Ben Stiller before he was Ben Stiller.

I described the movie to a friend of mine as a comedy/adventure that kinda turns into a watered down Rambo flick...but in my opinion it works really well and is probably my favorite Cusack flick. I recently saw Better Off Dead for the first time and thought it was pretty good, but it's amazing to me that this Cusack movie doesn't carry more of a fan base.

Unfortunately, you may have a hard time finding this flick in the rental stores. I think I paid $8 for a new copy on Amazon, but this movie is definitely worth the buy. It will be one that you can watch over and over!!


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