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Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)

Hot Dog ...The Movie (original title)
Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

Director:

Peter Markle

Writer:

Mike Marvin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Naughton ... Dan
Patrick Houser ... Harkin
Tracy Smith ... Sunny
John Patrick Reger John Patrick Reger ... Rudi
Frank Koppala Frank Koppala ... Squirrel
James Saito ... Kendo
Shannon Tweed ... Sylvia Fonda
George Theobald George Theobald ... Slasher
Mark Vance Mark Vance ... Heinz
Erik Watson Erik Watson ... Fergy
Lynn Wieland Lynn Wieland ... Michelle
Sandy Hackett ... T-Shirt Contest M.C.
Crystal Smith Crystal Smith ... Motel Clerk
Peter Vogt Peter Vogt ... Fader Black
Robert Fuhrmann Robert Fuhrmann ... Rick Lauter
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Storyline

Harkin Banks is a young Idaho farm kid who is also an ace at skiing. He is headed to the freestyle skiing championships in Squaw Valley, CA along with runaway Sunny. He meets his adversary in the form of Rudy, a self centered European skier who doesn't take a liking to Harkin or his new found friends, The Rat Pack, led by veteran Dan O' Callahan. Harkin has many misadventures with Dan and his buddies, but doesn't lose focus in his attempt to get the World Cup. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Taglines:

There's more to do in the snow than ski. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Koppala came up with the idea to put zinc oxide all over his nose and face. See more »

Goofs

During the opening ski scene the boots changed a few times they started out as rear entry and change to a conventional buckle during the run. See more »

Quotes

Squirrel Murphy: Hey, Garnshit!
Rudy: [correcting him] Garmisch.
Squirrel Murphy: Yeah, Garnshit.
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Connections

Spoofed in Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Me
Music by Peter Bernstein
Lyrics by Mark Goldenberg
Performed by Clif Magness
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User Reviews

A FUN '80'S COMEDY, AND A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE POST-"ANIMAL HOUSE" RAUNCHCOM GENRE
21 March 2002 | by EL BUNCHOSee all my reviews

I saw this one in a Fairfield, Ct theater with a bunch of fellow tanked-up theater circuit employees, and we loved it! Sure it's stupid! Who cares? My cardinal rule with comedy is that it doesn't have to be highbrow to be funny; if a comedy makes you laugh, it has succeeded.

The predictable "snobs vs slobs" comedy is given the novel twist of having the slobs actually be highly proficient at their field of expertise, in this case "hot dog" skiing. While the comedy is pretty standard, the scenes on the slopes are standouts, particularly the spectacular Chinese Downhill race. And let us not forget that living proof of the existence of the Goddess, Shannon Tweed. The only thing that she's missing is the giant seashell that she looks like she stepped out of!!!

As for the heroes of the film, if you've ever gone seriously skiing, you know these guys. The raging alcoholic, the stoner, the foreign expert, the annoying new-kid-on-the-slopes/phenom, the thermonuclear ski goddess... They're all here. And don't miss the scene that features Mitch ryder's rockin' cover of Prince's "When You Were Mine." Kick back some tallboys and check it out!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Dog... The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Squaw Valley, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,506,756, 15 January 1984

Gross USA:

$20,307,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,307,325
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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