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Hot Water (1985)

Junior (original title)
K.C. and Jo are two hardened female ex-cons who decide to build a marina on a lake in backwoods Texas to start a life for themselves, only to be hassled by the redneck locals who do not ... See full summary »


Jim Hanley




Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne DeLaurentiis ... K.C. (as Suzanne DeLaurentis)
Linda Singer Linda Singer ... Jo
Jeremy Ratchford ... Junior
Michael McKeever Michael McKeever ... Bud
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Sheriff
Cotton Mather Cotton Mather ... Luke
Alanne Perry Alanne Perry ... Sally
Daisy Franklin Daisy Franklin ... Prison Guard
Brian Morgan Brian Morgan ... Gas Station Attendant
Tricia Turner Tricia Turner ... Junior's Party Girl
Ken Heuff Ken Heuff ... Thug #1
Peter Mahoney Peter Mahoney ... Thug #2
Howie Kirby Howie Kirby ... Thug #3
Tom Lane Tom Lane ... Thug #4
Tim Latchem Tim Latchem ... Thug #5
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K.C. and Jo are two hardened female ex-cons who decide to build a marina on a lake in backwoods Texas to start a life for themselves, only to be hassled by the redneck locals who do not like outsiders, and that the lakeshore is their own regular hangout. But K.C. and Jo's worst troubles come from Junior, a slow-witted psycho redneck who gets the O.K. from his equally demented mother to kill the two. Written by Matthew Patay <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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...A Cut Above See more »


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[last lines]
K.C.: Just a quiet little town in the country, we'll open a small business, meet a couple of nice guys... DOUBLE bullshit!
Jo: You know, K.C., it's like that movie we saw in prison, um, ooh, what was it? A whole bunch of people getting killed! And, and this crazy guy running around with a chainsaw... Uh, something, something "Massacre", that's it!
K.C.: What about it?
Jo: We just lived it!
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Alternate Versions

The 1986 UK video release (as "Hot Water") suffered a massive 9 mins 15 secs of cuts with edits to an attempted rape scene, shots of women being terrorized, a chainsaw attack, and closeups of a man's bloody leg wound plus some obscene dialogue. See more »

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30 January 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Old horror magazines praised this Canadian stinker. Still it hasn't had a proper release and is only available in the US on VHS as Junior, in Europe it's available on VHS as Hot Water. If we look at the US box it is compared with Nightmare On Elm Street and Texas Chainsaw Massacre and we all know what that means. Pure crap. And it shows. It had nothing to do with those classics. In fact, it had nothing to do with horror. The European box showed some nudity, the US box a deranged (junior) with a chainsaw.

Let me be honest, this is pure exploitation and has nothing to do with horror. Towards the end it has some cruelty but that can't save this flick. But still this is haunted down because for two reasons, Jeremy Ratchford (junior) is having his first role as an actor here in Junior and look what became of him, Unforgiven (1992) Cold Case (2003) and a lot of appearances in series. The other reason is that Suzanne DeLaurentiis (K.C.) and Linda Singer (Jo) are running around the whole movie with stiff nipples and now and then even run gratuitous around with bare tits. And let me say that this is what this flick is all about, gratuitous nudity (watch the boat scene with the Molotov cocktail). Junior doesn't look like a madman but looks more like a retard and his mother isn't scary at all, it looks like a man dressed as a old woman (watched the end credits and 'mom' wasn't mentioned).

This is just a flick were some guys are having fun by just hanging around and annoying girls. And just watch the opening sequence were a pimp is getting his deal with the two girls, then you know enough. Suzanne is still in the business as producer and Linda just did some acting in trash flicks.

It's so strange that this flick still has his following. For a flick made at the end of the slasher era it doesn't deliver anything, maybe the end is worth watching and just listen what they have to say about TCM just before the end credits. If I tell you that the nipples were more interesting then this stinker does I need to say more?

Gore 1/5 Nudity 2,5/5 Effects 1/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 1/5

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Release Date:

13 September 1985 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


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$350,000 (estimated)
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