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Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)

Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

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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 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:

Taste the sauce in...HOT DOG See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Squaw Valley, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,506,756, 13 January 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,307,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hot Dog,United Artists See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Saito, who played Kendo, couldn't actually speak Japanese. He fooled the entire crew for the first 3 weeks. 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

Rudy: You people. How many times must I tell you? You may ski on zat side of ze hill *or* on zat side of ze hill, but stay out of ze meedle here!
Dan O'Callahan: Hey, Rudy! You can kiss my ass! Not on zis side and not on zat side, but right in ze meedle!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Be Here For You
Performed by Al Jarreau
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
(p) 1983 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Written by Richard Page, Steve George and John Lang
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Crazy Ski Movie....
24 October 2002 | by alexandraslateSee all my reviews

In reading username farnum's review, I couldn't help but laugh at the memory of David Naughton singing that stupid disco song Makin' It on Solid Gold..."I'm solid gold, I've got the goods"... I didn't know there was anyone out there who still remembers it besides me. I must agree unfortunately that his career definetly peaked with the Pepper Ads, and should probably stick to hocking soda (if that's even still an option for him now).

This movie is guilty of every conceivable error in judgement by the writers, the director, and even the studio who allowed this truly bad 80's flick to be put out. Bad dialogue, bad acting, no discernable plot structure and given that I am a woman, too much T&A...(Exactly how much silicone did they actually PUT into Shannon Tweed anyway)?! Strange woman, she seemed more interested in Sunny than in Harkin. Why couldn't they have had Harkin gliding around naked on his back in that jaccuzzi instead of Shannon? Sunny treated Harkin like crap througout the entire movie. I guess being a hot babe counts enough with some men that they won't require you to have a personality. And that guitar serenade by Harkin to Sunny!! That went beyond embarrassing, to actually being painful for the viewer. Although the movie had some pretty good music in it by Duran Duran and Al Jareau, I found it annoying that they kept rewinding the songs over and over so that the tracks wouldn't finish up before the scene did.

Despite the obvious problems though, I still laughed. I first saw it when it came out on HBO when I was 17, and just caught it again the other day. I found myself laughing in all the same places. I'm not sure what that says about me exactly since I am now a mature professional woman of 35, but it's true. That ski lift scene with the guy who had sunblock on his nose and the little ski bunny was quite memorable (as I'm sure it was for him as well)! I couldn't help but wonder if that sort of thing happens on ski lifts on a routine basis. Being a southern woman who has never made it to the slopes, I wouldn't know. In any event, if you've got any teenager still left in you, you should be able to get through it without feeling as though you've wasted too much of your time. As movies go in general I'd give it a 4 out of 10, but on the laugh scale it goes up to maybe a 7.


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