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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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Reportedly, when Bobcat Goldthwait was given a script of the movie, he wrote "Why would I do this?" on the cover. His agent responded by drawing a dollar sign over it. See more »

Quotes

Fred P. Chaney: [about the atrium in his new apartment] What is this a little yard?
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Referenced in Dabney Coleman Fever (2005) See more »

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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
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It's still funny!
9 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When it comes right down to it, my love for "Hot to Trot" stems from childhood. That's the best way to put it. I watched this movie all the time on HBO as a kid, and I loved it. And what makes this stand up today (for me) is that I find even more humor as an adult in John Candy's performance. He's what makes this movie so damn likable. I know that, deep down, it's just a silly horse movie, and without that key casting decision (Goldthwait, too, let's not count him out), this would have disaster written all over it.

But it's Candy's warmth and comedic charm that makes this work so well. I have no idea how well this would hold up if I were watching it with fresh adult eyes, but as it stands, I have quite the soft spot for "Hot to Trot".

7/10


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