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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred P. Chaney (as Bob Goldthwait)
Walter Sawyer
Don (voice)
Victoria Peyton
Boyd Osborne
Santos Morales ...
Garry Kluger ...
Ms. French
Jocko Marcellino ...
Deanna Oliver ...
Gideon Cole


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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Release Date:

26 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don, un cavallo per amico  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,229,000, 28 August 1988, Wide Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Elliott Gould was the original voice of the horse. After a poor test screening of the film, the horse's half of the script was rewritten by Andy Breckman in an effort to make the film funnier. John Candy was hired to re-record the horse's voice; he ignored the new script and improvised the dialogue instead. See more »


Don the Horse: Whoa, padded elevators! Fred, you've really made it!
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1984) See more »


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Talking horses rule!
29 June 2006 | by 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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