Hot Pursuit (1987)





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This road comedy stars John Cusack as Dan, an overachieving prep school student who sets out to track down his girlfriend (Wendy Gazelle) during her Caribbean vacation.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
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Paramount Pictures

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John Cusack
as Dan Bartlett
Robert Loggia
as 'Mac' MacClaren
Wendy Gazelle
as Lori Cronenberg
Jerry Stiller
as Victor Honeywell
Monte Markham
as Bill Cronenberg
Shelley Fabares
as Buffy Cronenberg
Dah-Ve Chodan
as Ginger Cronenberg
Ben Stiller
as Chris Honeywell
Terence Cooper
as Capt. Andrew
Andaluz Russell
as Carmelina
Keith David
as Alphonso
Paul Bates
as Cleon
Martin LaSalle
as Prisoner
Ted White
as Tommy Ray
Andrew Cochrane
as Mike Harper
Frank Tidy
as Britisher
Laurencio Cordero
as Grandfather
Roger Cudney
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Hot Pursuit

All Critics (4)

Cheesy '80s teen comedy has profanity, sex.

Full Review… | April 1, 2015
Common Sense Media

Riddled with clichés, overdone plot devices, weak character motivations, flimsy characters and stilted, corny dialogue.

Full Review… | May 22, 2002
Apollo Guide

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July 22, 2004
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March 19, 2004

Audience Reviews for Hot Pursuit


One of the '80s John Cusack as hapless underdog that I had somehow managed to missed, this finds him pursuing his lady love across the Caribbean in an effort to somehow catch up to she and her family on their vacation. Pirates, potheads and all other manner of monkey wrenches are thrown into his plan along the way, and while I wasn't as charmed by this as I was by something like Better Off Dead, it's still a fun watch. Give it a peep of you've (like me) somehow missed it back in the day.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

I loved Cusack in this movie, he's in hot pursuit of his girlfriend in the Carribean, and the adventure is full of hilarity! I loved this comedy, and if you like comedy adventures, you'll like it too. Also, keep an eye our for both Stillers: Jerry and Ben, who play some very funny guys.

Aj V
Aj V

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Co-written and directed by the director of Tron, Steven Lisberger. (HE ONLY DIRECTED 3 Feature Films to my knowledge). I grew up on Kurt Russell's not so great but I loved it when I was young movie Captain Ron (1992), so I really enjoyed Hot Pursuit. It just further proves to me that I love and can't resist John Cusack movies. A pretty action packed John Cusack movie. After watching this I have to say it's too bad Lisberger didn't go on to direct any more films, I enjoyed Tron and Hot Pursuit. The inclusion of both of the Stillers was also a great addition to this movie : ) That gave me a chuckle.

Robert Alley
Robert Alley

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