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Hot to Trot (1988)

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

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Fred P. Chaney (as Bob Goldthwait)
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Don (voice)
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Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago. Written by Volker Boehm

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"When I talk, you're going to laugh yourself hoarse." See more »

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26 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Don, un cavallo per amico  »

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$6,436,211 (USA)
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Trivia

Virginia Madsen claimed to have made this movie for two reasons: one, so that her sister's children could see the film; secondly, for the money. She admits the movie was an embarrassment, but she was not ashamed to take the role, since she needed the money at the time. See more »

Quotes

Fred P. Chaney: Do you want a hamburger?
Don: No. Do you want a people-burger?
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) See more »

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Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden and Elvis Presley
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22 July 2003 | by (new jersey, usa) – See all my reviews

why anyone would choose to watch this movie and then turn around and complain about how awful it is baffles me. you're given a silly title, Hot to Trot, Bobcat Goldthwait as a star, and a blurb mentioning a talking horse. how could this movie NOT be utterly stupid? of COURSE it is stupid! and that's why it's great! sure, the jokes are juvenile and rather stupid, though in my opinion there are a few zingers in there (how is a three-stoogie horse humping a Volvo NOT funny?) but sometimes that's what you want to watch: utter stupidity. this movie succeeds as a brainless comedy with easy to grasp humor and blatant...stupidity! i sincerely doubt it ever tried to be more than just that. so, for what it is, it's a huge success, and if you want to sit back and not think and enjoy an 80s flavored 80 minutes with a talking horse and an annoying guy whose jockey pants are too tight, then by all means, i highly highly recommend this movie. if you're too uptight to relax and enjoy it on some level, then yeah, skip it. i've personally seen it at least 20 times since it opened in theaters when i was 9 years old, it's in my video collection and a favorite to pop in when i'm sick, cleaning or trying to get someone to laugh and feel silly, and yeah it sits surrounded by films by the likes of Wim Wenders and Jeunet, above The Seventh Seal and to the right of Dr. Strangelove.


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