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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.

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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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, 15 January 1984

Gross USA:

$20,307,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,307,325
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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

None of the lead actors could ski. Patrick Houser, in particular, was brought up a week early for ski lessons but never looked comfortable so most shots of the leads on skis are in close-up. See more »

Goofs

When Squirrel gets into the 4 person gondola with the pretty girl he hands his skis to the attendant who puts them in the front ski basket... In the next scene of the gondola coming out there are no skis in the basket. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia Fonda: A toast. To Dom Perignon and the World Cup.
Harkin Banks: Who's he?
Sylvia Fonda: [laughing] A famous French skier.
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Connections

Referenced in Married... with Children: Honey, I Blew Up Myself (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamers On The Rise
(uncredited)
Written by John Stewart
Performed by John Stewart and Nick Reynolds
From the album "Revenge Of The Budgie"
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great movie
23 September 2003 | by jackson_km13See all my reviews

Im so sick of hearing another 80s cheesy movie for christ sakes it was the 80s they didnt have the technology or money to put into a movie. If you love to party and love to laugh then ull love this movie if a geek who loves star wars (theres a gay 80s movie) then ur probably one of these idiots who said this movie was gay. I love this movie and still watch it today as with a tone of other low budget 80s movies.


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