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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
26 October 1990 (USA) See more »
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Film Noir Like You've Never Seen. See more »
Plot:
When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A tightly crafted, sun-drenched film noir See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Don Johnson ... Harry Madox

Virginia Madsen ... Dolly Harshaw

Jennifer Connelly ... Gloria Harper

Charles Martin Smith ... Lon Gulick

William Sadler ... Frank Sutton

Jerry Hardin ... George Harshaw

Barry Corbin ... Sheriff

Leon Rippy ... Deputy Tate

Jack Nance ... Julian Ward
Virgil Frye ... Deputy Buck
John Hawker ... Uncle Mort
Margaret Bowman ... Woman at Gas Station
Debra Cole ... Irene Davey
Karen Culley ... Cowgirl
Cody Haynes ... Cowboy
George Haynes ... Mr. Haynes
James N. Harrell ... Elderly Man (as James Harrell)
Edith Mills ... Elderly Woman
Shannon Quinlan ... Table Dancer
Roosevelt Williams ... Grey Ghost
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Hunter ... Townspeople (uncredited)
Lynn Speier ... Hostess (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dennis Hopper 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Charles Williams (book "Hell Hath No Fury")

Nona Tyson (screenplay) &
Charles Williams (screenplay)

Produced by
Deborah Capogrosso .... co-producer
Bill Gavin .... executive producer
Paul Lewis .... producer
Derek Power .... executive producer
Valerie Tyson .... associate producer
Stephen Ujlaki .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
 
Cinematography by
Ueli Steiger 
 
Film Editing by
Wende Phifer Mate 
 
Casting by
Gail Levin 
Lauren Lloyd 
 
Production Design by
Cary White 
 
Art Direction by
John Frick 
Michael J. Sullivan  (as Michael Sullivan)
 
Costume Design by
Mary Kay Stolz 
 
Makeup Department
Karoly Balazs .... key makeup artist (as Charles Balazs)
Jay Cannistraci .... makeup artist
Gigi Coker .... makeup artist
Sharon Ray Ely .... makeup artist
Candace Neal .... key hair stylist
Nick Troiano .... hair stylist
Patty York .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Lewis .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Babcock .... second second assistant director (as Gregory Babcock)
Frank Bueno .... first assistant director
Wendy Yorkshire .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rodney Brown .... head carpenter
John Burns .... carpenter
John V. Burson .... carpenter (as John Burson)
Terry Evans .... set dresser
Jim Franklin .... artist: armadillo
David E. Harshbarger .... property master (as David Harshbarger)
John R. Helton .... painter (as John Helton)
Katherine Hopper .... set dresser
Timothy W. Lobdell .... carpenter (as Tim Lobdell)
Nerissa Oden .... art department coordinator
Jenny C. Patrick .... leadperson (as Jenny Patrick)
Madeleine Pearsall .... draper
Ronald Perkins .... carpenter
Tina Reeves .... assistant property master
Jeff Schwan .... set dresser
Joe Self .... set dresser
Alan R. Serotta .... head carpenter (as Alan Serotta)
Tedi Tate .... assistant property master
Ed Vega .... scenic artist (as Edward Vega)
Hap Weaver .... greensman
De White .... artist: Coca Cola
David Wilt .... construction coordinator (as David A. Wilt)
Doug Wood .... painter
 
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
David Franklin Bergad .... sound assistant (as David Bergad)
Scott Chandler .... foley recordist
Jean Clark .... boom operator
Gary Gegan .... adr recordist
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Mauriece Jacks Jr. .... cable person
Ronald Jacobs .... supervising sound editor (as Ronald A. Jacobs)
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Hael Kobayashi .... sound assistant
Jack Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Martha Pike .... sound assistant
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Gary Rydstrom .... re-recording mixer
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer
Paige Sartorius .... dialogue editor
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound mixer (as Jim Tanenbaum)
Jeff Watts .... adr editor
Gary Weimberg .... sound effects editor
Dennis Leonard .... post-production sound engineer (uncredited)
David E. Turner .... machine room operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary Buckles .... assistant special effects
Bart Dion .... effects operator
Dennis Dion .... head special effects
Joe Iannolo .... effects operator
Michael Rich .... effects operator
Forest Myers .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pete Antico .... stunt double: Don Johnson
Shelley Baker .... stunts
Monty Cox .... stunts
Heather Cruikshank .... stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunt coordinator
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jimmy Halty)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Andrus .... grip
Herb Ault .... grip
Layton Blaylock .... additional camera operator
J. Denise Brouillette .... grip
Dwight Cary .... electrician (as Dwight 'Curly' Cary)
Brad Chelesvig .... musco light operator
Brown Cooper .... additional assistant camera
Jack Cooperman .... camera operator: aerial camera
Melanie Dupuy .... camera loader
Ian Ellis .... additional assistant camera
Robert Garcia .... electrician
Nathaniel Goodman .... first assistant camera (as Nate Goodman)
Jim Grce .... chief lighting technician
Wade Brandt Gum .... electrician
Christopher Hall .... best boy electric (as Chris Hall)
Bruce Hamme .... dolly grip
Christopher Ishii .... assistant camera: aerial camera
Brian Kinzey .... additional electrician
Cliff Lipson .... still photographer
Steve Lubbe .... grip (as Stephen Lubbe)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... panaglide operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Brian MacDonald .... grip
Robena Malicoat .... grip
Joe G. McCalla .... camera loader
Raul Mello .... grip
Mary C. Nelson .... electrician (as Mary Nelson)
Bill O'Drobinak .... additional assistant camera (as William O'Drobinak)
Brian H. Reynolds .... key grip (as Brian Reynolds)
Joe Sanchez .... second assistant camera
Don Simandl .... second company grip
Peter J. Verrando .... video assist operator (as Pete Verando)
Glenn Dunn .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jo Edna Boldin .... casting: Texas
Helen Griffiths .... casting assistant: Texas
Kim Hardin .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanna Dendl .... wardrobe assistant
Ursula Goad .... wardrobe assistant
Sally Howard .... costume supervisor
Janet Lucas Lawler .... costumer: women (as Janet Lawler)
Kari Perkins .... wardrobe assistant
Gregory B. Peña .... costumer: men (as Greg Peña)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Linda Fitzwater .... assistant editor
Sheri Galloway .... second assistant editor
Margaret Goodspeed .... additional assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Stefanie Wiseman .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Sharon Boyle .... music supervisor
Bradford Ellis .... musician: electronic keyboards
Gary Goetzman .... music supervisor
Michael Hoenig .... music score producer
Steve Holroyd .... scoring assistant
Pamela Neal .... scoring engineer
Sandy K. Tanaka .... music coordinator
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Julian T. Arredondo .... driver (as Julian Arredondo)
Don Breneman .... driver
Danny Castaneda .... driver: camera truck (as Daniel Castaneda)
Henry Castillo .... driver
Sam Conigliaro .... driver
Billy Cude .... driver
Satya De La Manitou .... driver (as Satya de la Manitou)
Jim Dicuffa .... driver (as Jim DiCuffa)
Cecil D. Evans .... transportation captain (as Cecil Evans)
Jo Ann Forbish Evans .... driver
Joe Gallien .... driver
Emilio M. Gonzales .... driver (as Emilio Gonzalez)
Sam Lockhart .... driver (as Sammy Lockhart)
Joseph Lockwood .... driver
Jerry McKnight .... transportation coordinator
Lonnie Nelson .... construction driver
Ronald L. Paschall .... driver (as Ron Paschall)
Michael Price .... driver
Karen Prince .... driver
Ken Reed .... driver: Titan crane
Bob Reidel .... driver: honeywagon (as Bob Riedell)
Fernando Resendiz .... driver: Shotmaker
Ben Rodriguez Jr. .... driver (as Ben Rodriguez)
Esteban Rodríguez .... driver (as Esteban Rodriguez)
Isidro Salvidar .... driver (as Isidro 'Chilo' Saldivar)
Jerry Shore Jr. .... driver: production van
David Watterson .... driver: Shotmaker
 
Other crew
Alexis Arnold .... production assistant
Charles Bazaldua .... adr voice
Robin Berg .... secretary: Mr. Hopper
Ivan Bigley .... location projectionist
Ronald D. Chambers .... chief mechanic
Tom Christopher .... dialect coach
Donna Cipriani .... financial representative (as Donna Cipriani Ringenbach)
George Cooper .... animal handler
Milton Curry .... stand-in (as Milton Cerru)
Patrika Darbo .... adr voice
Robert Dean .... assistant: Mr. Hopper
James Deeth .... helicopter pilot (as Jim Deeth)
Tracy B. Dunlop .... stand-in
Coquina Dunn .... stand-in
Judi M. Durand .... adr voice (as Judi Durand)
Mike Fairchild .... stand-in (as Michael Fairchild)
Minor Ferris .... stand-in
Barbara Geller .... first aid
Holly Gent Palmo .... assistant production coordinator (as Holly Gent)
Marita Grabiak .... script supervisor
Barbara Harris .... adr voice (as Barbara Iley)
Sandy Howard .... craft service
Rachel Hudgins .... production assistant
Lauren Hyman .... unit publicist
Craig Johnson .... stand-in
Julie Jones .... production accountant
Carol King .... adr voice
Daamen J. Krall .... adr voice (as Daaman J. Krall)
Randall LaFollette .... production assistant
Tommy Lamey .... adr voice
David Logie .... caterer (as David 'Hatch' Logie)
Steve Mason .... caterer
David McCharen .... adr voice
Vikki McMillan .... animal handler (as Vicki McMillan)
Joy Moody .... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Bob Neill .... adr voice
Shane Patrick .... security officer
Craig Pointes .... location manager: second unit
Christine Poole .... stand-in
Susan Prince .... production assistant
David Randolph .... adr voice (as David J. Randolph)
Jay Raymond .... location manager
Nancy Restuccia .... assistant production coordinator
Lenny Rogel .... production assistant
Ronald Russell .... security: Don Johnson (as Ron Russell)
Renee Shearer .... craft service
Susan Slattery .... assistant production accountant
Robin Solo .... production assistant
Tim Swan .... location manager
Butch Themer .... security officer
Linette Themer .... security officer
Carl Thiel .... production assistant
Neal Thompson .... title designer
Christine Tool .... stand-in
Laurie Viera Rigler .... production coordinator (as Laurie Viera)
Mark Watters .... animal handler
Rolyn Wright .... production assistant (as Rolyne Wright)
 

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130 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
The role of Harry Madox was offered to Tom Selleck, Harrison Ford, Kevin Costner and Dennis Quaid but, for various reasons, they all turned it down.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Harry and Dolly come out of the pond after swimming and climb to the top of the tower Dolly is shown in an open shirt and white cotton panties. After she jumps off the tower and into the sand pile she is shown nude from the waist down.See more »
Quotes:
[after having sex in a car lot]
Dolly Harshaw:That was more fun than eating cotton-candy barefoot.
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Soundtrack:
CHOPIN'S LOVE THEMESee more »

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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A tightly crafted, sun-drenched film noir, 14 July 2002
Author: Michael Zeleny (zeleny) from Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Dennis Hopper delivers the goods in this meticulously conventional tale of a charismatic underachiever finding his level. Harkening back to the gender and class warfare sensibilities of the Forties, The Hot Spot excels across the board, in acting, dialogue, plotting, music, and cinematography.

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