Miami police fence stolen goods at a storefront-sting operation equipped with a two-way mirror.

Director:

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


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Trivia

The title "Hot Stuff" is underworld slang for stolen goods. 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

Doug: Ernie, you want a doughnut?
Ernie: I'd rather have the money instead!
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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

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Strauss
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Hot Stuff
14 May 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Pleasing screwball comedy about Miami cops who catch petty thieves through a fencing front. DeLuise excels as star and director, as do Reed and Pleshette.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1979 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best Bust of All See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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