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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.

Director:

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

Along with Tapeheads (1988) and Say Anything... (1989) this movie was one of the final 1980s youth-oriented comedies of lead actor John Cusack. See more »

Goofs

When Dan is on the plane the flight attendant has on a USAF female uniform with one stripe. After the hijack attempt, and while we see the shot of just her arm, the flight attendant's uniform has 2 stripes. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda (uncredited)
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Performed by The Nylons (as the Nylons),
Courtesy of Attic Records Limited
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Adorable Saturday afternoon movie
6 March 2005 | by vestabrigitSee all my reviews

From John Cusack's earlier days, this film is a cute one that slipped through the cracks. It features a shaggy-haired John from his earlier, hapless romantic teen phase. Ben Stiller, as ever, plays a jerk. It's not a must-see, but a good one to pass the time with and just have a laugh at the strange things Cusack has to do in this movie--aside from getting wet and topless...

High points of the movie: watching him get stoned with a bunch of island natives, get drunk in an island bar and shanghaied into service on a boat, and then arrested and thrown into a local jail. The crazy pirate, played by Robert Loggia was excellent comedy relief as well.


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