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Hot to Trot (1988)

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Dinner

Writers:

Stephen Neigher (story), Hugo Gilbert (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Fred P. Chaney (as Bob Goldthwait)
Dabney Coleman ... Walter Sawyer
John Candy ... Don (voice)
Virginia Madsen ... Allison Rowe
Cindy Pickett ... Victoria Peyton
Jim Metzler ... Boyd Osborne
Tim Kazurinsky ... Leonard
Santos Morales Santos Morales ... Carlos
Barbara Whinnery ... Denise
Garry Kluger Garry Kluger ... Pomeroy
Mary Gross ... Ms. French
Liz Torres ... Bea
Jocko Marcellino Jocko Marcellino ... Marvin
Deanna Oliver Deanna Oliver ... Lorraine
Harry Caesar ... Gideon Cole
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Storyline

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago. Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

"When I talk, you're going to laugh yourself hoarse." See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don, un cavallo per amico See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,229,000, 28 August 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,436,211
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elliott Gould was the original voice of the horse. After a poor test screening of the film, the horse's half of the script was rewritten by Andy Breckman in an effort to make the film funnier. John Candy was hired to re-record the horse's voice. He ignored the new script and improvised the dialogue instead. See more »

Quotes

Don the Horse: Whoa, padded elevators! Fred, you've really made it!
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Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut by 21 seconds. See more »

Connections

Featured in 80's Dan: Hot to Trot (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
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Great Comedy On Par With The Classics
22 October 2009 | by aegothisSee all my reviews

I wish I still had this movie, I sold it but had watched it a lot back in the day. It has everything a good old Jerry Lewis movie would have. Bobcat's "character" is a combination of his old crazy Police Academy self, and a new sort of guy that wants to fit in and make it in society. There's a lot of great characters in this. Although it's predictable, the execution makes it worth the ride every time. It's not "viral" or anything. It's a hidden gem for people who appreciate the classics but also like it when things just get outright silly. The unexplained things that get written in to this kind of comedy make it what it is. This isn't going to impress any snobs who have never farted or talked in a funny voice. But it doesn't rely on toilet humor either. It's just right.


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