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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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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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Plot Keywords:

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.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This RASTAR - Mort Engelberg production originated at the Paramount Pictures studio and later moved studios to the Columbia Pictures studio. When this film was in development at Paramount in 1976, the picture had been developed as a treatment under the title of "The Best Bust of All" by Donald E. Westlake who would go on to become one of the movie's co-screenwriters. 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

References White Heat (1949) See more »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Music by Richard Strauss
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Very funny comedy that deserves a peek!
19 November 2000 | by Dark StarSee all my reviews

This was actually a very funny film! The laughs were nonstop, and the acting was great! Even the action scenes had some laughs as well! Dom Deluise, Jerry Reed, and Suzanne Pleshette made a terrific team! don't forget Luis Avalos (Ramon)! He was OK too! If you haven't seen this movie, GET IT! You will not be disappointed! There is nothing really objectionable, Just a few swear words. In a nutshell, Great comedy, well written and directed!


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