Hot Tamale (2006)





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A young man chasing his destiny finds there are plenty of things following him in this independent comedy drama. Harlan (Randy Spelling) is a musician who dreams of playing salsa music for a living; however, Latin music isn't a big thing in the small Wyoming town he's always called home, so he packs up his belongings and hits the highway for bright lights of Los Angeles, where his friend Caesar (Matt Cedeno) has promised him a spot on his couch and an audition with a band. Harlan stops for a bite to eat along the way and meets a guy named Jude (Jason Priestley), who unknown to Harlan has slipped a bag of purloined jewels in his car. Upon arrival in L.A., Harlan aces his audition with the band, but the mysterious disappearance of Caesar alarms both Harlan and Caesar's attractive lady friend Tuesday (Diora Baird). As it happens, a handful of gangsters led by the sexy but dangerous Riley (Carmen Electra) have learned that Jude's valuables are in Harlan's car, and they'll stop at nothing to get them back, including kidnapping Tuesday. Hot Tamale received its world premiere at the 2006 Newport Beach Film Festival.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Randy Spelling
as Harlan Woodriff
Diora Baird
as Tuesday Blackwell
Matt Cedeño
as Caesar
James Best
as Hank Larson
Beth Grant
as Dori Woodriff
Sean Blakemore
as Dewayne Longfellow
Richard Riehle
as Sheriff Pinkham
Harland Williams
as Dep. Moseby
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Diora Baird = 10, everything else = 2. The guy is supposed to be a drummer but has clearly never held a drumstick in his life. Also, I'm apparently the first one to ever actually watch this.

Mike Day
Mike Day

This is not the greatest movie, but I was entertained. Gangsters, love, sex, drugs, what more do you want?

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

Hot Tamale is a derivative but mostly fun action-comedy which combines several standard genres to make for a pleasant escapist diversion for those that like small indie comedies.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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