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The Hot Spot (1990)

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Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter quickly gets into trouble with the local authorities- and the local women- after he robs a bank.

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Lon Gulick
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George Harshaw
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Deputy Tate
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Julian Ward
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Uncle Mort
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Woman at Gas Station
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Irene Davey
Karen Culley ...
Cowgirl
Cody Haynes ...
Cowboy
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When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes that the local bank is left empty and open without any security. Soon he plots a scheme to rob the bank, provoking a fire in his room to distract the employees. When Harry meets George's wife Dolly Harshaw, the easy woman teases him and they have sex. Harry becomes the prime suspect of the bank heist and is arrested, but Dolly provides the necessary alibi to release him and then blackmails him into having a love affair with her. However, Harry falls in love with Gloria Harper, who works as an accountant at the dealership. He discovers that Gloria is being blackmailed by the despicable Frank Sutton, and he decides to press Sutton. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There are only two things to do in this small town. One is watching TV . . . See more »


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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Ardente Sedução  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$112,188, 12 October 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,293,976
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Director Mike Figgis was originally scheduled to direct with Elisabeth Shue in a lead role. The collaboration was not to be, however, but Figgis remembered Shue when casting for Leaving Las Vegas (1995), which Shue was cast in, starring with Nicolas Cage, and later received a Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award nomination for the movie. See more »

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After Harry and Dolly come out of the pond after swimming and climb to the top of the tower Dolly is shown in an open shirt and white cotton panties. After she jumps off the tower and into the sand pile she is shown nude from the waist down. See more »

Quotes

Frank Sutton: So you're a tough guy, huh?
Harry Madox: No, you're the tough guy. I'm worse.
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Soundtracks

Wall Flower Waltz
Performed by k.d. lang and the reclines
Written by k.d. lang and Ben Mink (as Benjamin Mink)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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An Absolute Gem

Shot in and around Austin, Texas, brilliantly written and directed by Dennis Hopper and adapted from Thompson's book, Hell Hath No Fury, this is a movie buff's movie. It is probably the best performance by Don Thompson he will ever give. It's one of those movies that put everything together to achieve a "harmonic" that is very very rare. Why it didn't achieve notice and a clutch of awards is one of the mysteries of the film industry. Everything in the movie meshed perfectly, including a great score.


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