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Hot Pursuit (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 May 1987 (USA)
Dan arrives too late for his girlfriend's family's plane to the Caribbean. He gets the next. Once there, Dan's hot pursuit of his girlfriend includes 3 friendly locals, a dubious yacht skipper, corrupt police, hijacker, pirates etc.

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Steven Lisberger

Writers:

Steven Lisberger (screenplay), Steven W. Carabatsos (screenplay) (as Steven Carabatsos) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Dan Bartlett
Robert Loggia ... 'Mac' MacClaren
Jerry Stiller ... Victor Honeywell
Wendy Gazelle Wendy Gazelle ... Lori Cronenberg
Monte Markham ... Bill Cronenberg
Shelley Fabares ... Buffy Cronenberg
Ben Stiller ... Chris Honeywell
Dah-ve Chodan Dah-ve Chodan ... Ginger Cronenberg
Keith David ... Alphonso
Paul Bates ... Cleon
Ursaline Bryant Ursaline Bryant ... Roxanne
Terence Cooper Terence Cooper ... Captain Andrew (as Terrence Cooper)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Policeman #1 (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Carlos Horcasitas Carlos Horcasitas ... Policeman #2
Martin LaSalle ... Prisoner (as Martin Lasalle)
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Storyline

Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must take a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he is not quite sure where they are, and meets smugglers, crazy captains and murderers. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

She promised him ten days together in paradise. He never dreamed how far he'd have to go. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A la poursuite de Lori See more »

Filming Locations:

Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,507,645, 10 May 1987

Gross USA:

$4,215,849

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,215,849
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the educational institution was the "Burnham Preparatory School for Boys". This was actually in reality portrayed by the real-life St. Michael's University School in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. See more »

Goofs

The audio for the "jeep" at the beginning of the movie, later to be discovered as driven by his girlfriend, is clearly a V-8 engine. However, the truck being driven is a Suzuki Samurai J13, which features a 1.3 liter 4-cylinder motor. See more »

Quotes

Dan Bartlett: They call me 'Mr. Determined.'
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Connections

Referenced in Dead (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Lessons in Love
Written by Mark King, Wally Badarou and Rowland Gould
Performed by Level 42
Produced between Wally Badarou and Level 42
Assistant Producer, Engineer and Mixer: Julian Mendelsohn
© 1986 Copyright by Level 42 Music, Ltd.
Admin. by Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) and by Island Visual Arts, USA (BMI)
Available on the Polydor album "Running in the family"
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Formulaic but pleasant.
5 January 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Formulaic, uninspired but painless teen comedy. It's the typical formula where the young hero encounters every imaginable object as he tries to get to his (constantly changing) destination; thanks to his wits, and to pure luck, he overcomes all of them. This film shares with many 80s comedies ("Stripes" comes to mind) the bad habit of turning into an action film halfway through, but the beautiful locations (beautifully photographed) keep it pleasant enough. (**)


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