Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the ... See full summary »
Theta Pi Gamma fraternity's newest pledge--a gawky, innocent, and utterly uncool bookworm--and two of his self-confident fraternity brothers embark on a week-long vacation in Palm Springs. Can they transform him into a real Casanova?
Sheree J. Wilson,
T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take ... See full summary »
Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
Lynn Wieland, who played Michelle (aka Banana Pants), was a member of the United States freestyle ski team from 1979 to 1981. She was also the 1981 US champion in aerials and 1981 US/Canadian champion in moguls. See more »
The plot includes the awarding of a gold medal at Lake Placid to a freestyle skier. The Winter Olympics at Lake Placid took place in 1980. Freestyle skiing wasn't even an Olympic demonstration event until the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Mogul skiing was added as an official medal event at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, and the aerials event was added for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. See more »
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!
Hey, Rudy! You can kiss my ass! Not on zis side and not on zat side, but right in ze meedle!
See more »
Hot Dog The Movie is your standard 80's flick, it only needs a plot if it wants one. Back then, as long as you filled your movie with enough T & A, you could get away with releasing a film without much of a storyline. Hot Dog The Movie is that kind of movie: It develops it's story with two main characters, the most likable character being Sunny. On the plus side, we have tons of great skiing footage and clever stunts in this motion picture, including the hilarious ' skiing ballet '. Another plus, if it appeals your fancy, is Shannon Tweed naked. The rest of the movie? Filler. Bottom line, straight up, FILLER! See, this is the problem with T & A movies, which I don't really care for, in fact, I despise. However, I can give Hot Dog a fair shake, and say that a few laughs do exist in this movie. I can say a few, because some T & A flicks I've seen don't have any laughs...have you seen Zapped? Great example! Hot Dog The Movie seems to go off track, a lot! We find ourselves, for instance, visiting a bar where wet T shirt contests take place. What does this have to do with skiing?? Not a damn thing. But, back then, Hollywood was trying to cash in on the whole Porky's theme, and between 1981 and 1986, there was absolutely no shortage of those movies to be found in the video store. ( Remember those, video stores? Sorry, your movie is out, it should be back tomorrow, assuming the bonehead who rented it turns it in on time, and decides not to pay a late fee. Ahhh, the 80's was gold.) The acting is terrible, but let's face it, they weren't aiming too high on the dartboard on this one, it's just not that kind of movie. You know what's in store for you when you see the movie poster, come on, 'Dangerous Curves Ahead'??? Says it all. And so does this review, which I can say, is all I can say good and bad about Hot Dog. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but then again, isn't that what hot dogs are designed to do?
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this