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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
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hot Dog,United Artists See more »
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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

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: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungry Like the Wolf
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of Capitol Records and EMI Records
(p) 1980 Tritec Music Ltd.
Written by Duran Duran
Published by Tritec Music Ltd.
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If only you could settle all disputes with Chinese Downhill
12 May 2002 | by iwilson77See all my reviews

First rate T&A flick. Bizarre party scenes, seemingly endless amounts of nudity and a guitar serenade so mind-numbingly awful, it leaves you screaming for more! Shannon Tweed looks superb in this, as do all the other featured babes. See how many times you rewind the scene in which our ski hero, commenting on his smarmy German idol, mutters "He's the BEST!" Horrible, yet curiously endearing. You be the judge. 9/10 on the mondo movie scale.


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