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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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The funniest talking horse movie ever! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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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

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

Don the Horse: Whoa, padded elevators! Fred, you've really made it!
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Written by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
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Talking horses rule!
29 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It just gets funnier, every time I see it! The cultural subtext is genius. Bobcat is the idealistic misfit from a previous generation wandering lost through the 80's as yuppy Republicans seize control of America. A talking horse is just as reliable as any "stock" expert at picking winning stocks. It shows the utter ridiculousness of that profession. The cartoonish nature of the movie represents the cynical rejection of reality espoused by punk rock and other revolutionary movements of the time. I guess you just had to be there to understand it. Today, greedy corporate types have so subsumed this country that it is difficult to remember a time when they did not dominate. This movie brilliantly illustrates the culture clash that was occurring at that time. Vietnam and Watergate elevated protest to an art form, especially the DaDa, surrealist, mocking the system type of commentary.


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