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Hot Dog...The Movie (1984)





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The action in this run-of-the-mill teen comedy in not as much on the slopes as between the sheets, or on the way to the sheets, as Harkin (Patrick Houser) picks up a hitchhiker (Tracy N. Smith) heading to a Lake Tahoe ski resort. Once there, Harkin joins up with a party-loving group of skiers led by Dan (David Naughton), a New Yorker. When the mix of young men and women are not shaking down into couples, attention focuses on the competition with the world ski champ Rudi Garmischt (John Patrick Reger) -- eventually leading to a spectacular sequence of skiing artistry down the snowy slopes, a tour-de-force that rivals scenes from the Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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David Naughton
as Dan O'Callahan
Patrick Houser
as Harkin Banks
John Patrick Reger
as Rudolph 'Rudi' Garmisch
Frank Koppola
as Squirrel
Shannon Tweed
as Sylvia Fonda
Lynn Wieland
as Michelle
Sandy Hackett
as Lester the Molester
Crystal Smith
as Motel Receptionist
Peter Vogt
as Fader Black
Robert Fuhrmann
as Rick Lauter
Mark Costello
as Competition Starter
Ami Julius
as Georgette
Victoria Rae Walker
as Girl In Gondola
Gregory Beck
as Referee
Mike Marvin
as Downhill Starter
Jim Clark
as Cowboy at Bar
Ronald Hurley
as Gas-Station Attendant
Robin Haynes
as Announcer
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Hot Dog the Movie is your 80s teen comedy movie to the T. It has that comedic style, the cheesy competition, and the sex thrown in. This movie is an over the top version of Better off Dead and was just what I wanted it to be.

Raji Kosloske
Raji Kosloske

A little too much skiing in this movie for me, and the ending is horribly cheesy, but there are some good jokes thrown in, so it's was enjoyable some of the time.

Aj V
Aj V

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Regardless of it's nonsensical, irrelevant title, Hot Dog...The Movie proves to be another high mark in hilarious 80's-riffic cinematic gold. The story has up and coming skier Patrick Houser meeting hot hitchhiker Tracy Smith and embarking on a road trip to a ski resort for some good old fashion ski competitions. While at the resort, they meet new friends (including David Naughton), do battle with foreign bad guy competitor John Patrick Reger, and engage in a wild assortment of partying, boozing, and LOTS of sexing. The film features of incredibly bevy of nudity throughout, including some rather risque sexing by none other than the great Shannon Tweed. Aside from all the debauchery and blue-collar gags and wiener jokes, the film does show off some impressive skiing scenes. Recognize the funny Asian dude whose part of the good guy team? Perhaps. That's James Saito, who would go on to play badass villain Shredder in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Anyways, Hot Dog The Movie is definitely a flick for 80's enthusiasts. Unlike a lot of the other ones, this actually DOES show off a LOT of risque nudity and sex...much more than your common 80's sex comedy surprisingly. It's one for the books folks. Be on the lookout for old school Playboy model Crystal Smith, who easily wins for best sex/nudity scene in this entire film! She plays the motel clerk...that's all I'll say. Anyways, fun flick. Worth a watch.

Jason Duron
Jason Duron

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