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Hot Stuff (1979)

Three cops try to set up a sting by establishing their own Fencing operation. They have less than complete support from above and as they begin mingling more and more with the underworld ... See full summary »

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Dom DeLuise
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dom DeLuise ... Ernie Fortunato
Suzanne Pleshette ... Louise Webster
Jerry Reed ... Doug von Horne
Ossie Davis ... Captain John Geiberger
Luis Avalos ... Ramon
Marc Lawrence ... Carmine
Richard Davalos ... Charles
Alfie Wise Alfie Wise ... Nick
Bill McCutcheon ... Paully Albadecker
Sydney Lassick ... Hymie
Barney Martin ... Kiley
Pat McCormick ... Man with Cigars
Sid Gould Sid Gould ... Sid
Carol Arthur ... Gloria Fortunato (as Carol DeLuise)
Peter DeLuise ... Peter Fortunato
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Storyline

Three cops try to set up a sting by establishing their own Fencing operation. They have less than complete support from above and as they begin mingling more and more with the underworld elements decide to finance the operation through re-selling some of the proceeds. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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police | stolen goods | pawnshop | scam | See All (4) »

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You can't turn this mob over to the cops. They are the cops.


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1980 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best Bust of All See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Production Co:

Rastar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One of numerous movies where actor Marc Lawrence has portrayed a criminal-gangster-mobster type character. See more »

Goofs

When the 78 or 79 Trans am explodes, it is replaced with a early model Camaro 70 to 73 for the destroyed car. See more »

Quotes

Man with Cigars: [Puts his arm around Ramon who is a foot shorter than him] Well I like you. Tomorrow at noon, you may climb me.
Ernie: [laughing] Come on. He ain't that short.
Man with Cigars: Oh yeah? Well then how come he spent last month dangling from my car mirror?
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Alternate Versions

On original 1.66:1 film negatives intended for exhibition at movie theaters in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, the "far view" version of the 1976 Columbia Pictures "Sunburst" logo in 1.85:1 (cropped to 1.66:1 to open movies by Columbia in 1.66:1 released during the 1976-1981 era) is used. On home media and TV, the Academy ratio version is used instead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in An Unnatural Act (1985) See more »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Half good .... half not so good ..........
29 January 2014 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

The first half of "Hot Stuff" is definitely better than what follows. Dom DeLuise, Jerry Reed, Susan Pleshette, and Luis Avalos, open a pawn shop, specifically to receive stolen items. The nice assortment of quirky characters, and their bizarre goods, being delivered into the hands of police officers is funny. What happens is they eventually run out of money, and have to start selling off the hot items to make ends meet. Unfortunately a "Godfather" element completely misfires, as does most of the remainder of the film. There is enough here to recommend a watch, just don't expect the comedy to hold up through the entire movie. - MERK


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