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Hot to Trot (1988)

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After his mother's death, Fred P. Cheney (Bob Goldthwaith) must share the family financial business with his scheming stepfather Walter Sawyer (Dabney Coleman) in this misfired comedy. Fred also inherits Don, a talking horse who provides him with hot tips on the stock market. Don's voice is provided by John Candy, and Virginia Madsen plays Fred's romantic interest Allison Rowe. Mr. Ed and Francis the Talking Mule must be rolling over in their graves over this uneven comedy attempt. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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Cast

Bobcat Goldthwait
as Fred P. Chaney
Dabney Coleman
as Walter Sawyer
Virginia Madsen
as Allison Rowe
Jim Metzler
as Boyd Osborne
Cindy Pickett
as Victoria Peyton
Garry Kluger
as Pomeroy
Mary Gross
as Ms. French
Deanna Oliver
as Lorraine
Harry Caesar
as Gideon Cole
Allen Williams
as Ted Braithwaite
Tom Wolski
as Michael Murphy
Kevin Furlong
as Dennis Riday
Edmund Stoiber
as Head Steward
Frank Morriss
as Track Announcer
Virginia Eubanks
as Sawyer's Secretary
Donald Hotton
as Minister
Vyto Ruginis
as Mr. Pandolfi
Joseph R. Sicari
as Bill Freuhauf
Robert Towers
as Hotel Clerk
Estelle Reiner
as Mrs. Goldblatt
Peter Hobbs
as Veterinarian
Dennis Tufano
as Partygoer
Burgess Meredith
as Don's Dad [uncredited]
Alison Moir
as Partygoer
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Critic Reviews for Hot to Trot

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Hot to Trot is a movie to make ninnies whinny, audiences gag and horses hide their heads.

April 21, 2015 | Full Review…

It`s true that there has been a shocking dearth of talking-horse pictures lately, but even so, Hot to Trot has few pleasures to offer.

April 21, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The humor is so low that it could justifiably be called subterranean.

April 21, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

I am not going to try to tell you that this one-joke, talking-horse comedy is, in any meaningful sense, a good movie. What I am going to say is that it's a little better than my rock-bottom expectations led me to predict.

April 21, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Although Michael Dinner's direction is noticeably better than the material, the film aims consistently for the lowest common denominator.

August 30, 2004

Hot to Trot is an unbridled disaster, a screwball horseplay so lame you want to put it out of its misery. Equus is funnier.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hot to Trot

I loved Bobcat, but these horses can't act! I enjoyed this silly comedy anyway. It's got a lot of funny jokes, so I found it entertaining even thought the horses got on my nerves from time to time.

Aj V
Aj V

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Pure cheesy goodness. A childhood fave, as well. :)

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

½

A couple of funny moments, but nothing exceptional.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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