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Hotwire (1980)

PG | | Action, Comedy | September 1980 (USA)
A hard drinking old man and a cocky street-wise drifter are blackmailed into repossessing a Rolls-Royce from a local gangster, and all hell breaks loose.

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Frank Q. Dobbs
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Credited cast:
Bruce Paul Barbour ... Cassidy
Penny Bennett Penny Bennett
Peggy Ann Byers Peggy Ann Byers
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr.
Kevin Cooney
Jim Danko Jim Danko
Lawrence Dobkin ... Bodine
Sandy Ellis Sandy Ellis
Steve Farrell Steve Farrell
Gene Forsythe Gene Forsythe ... Pedestrian
Ed Geldart Ed Geldart
Jim Gough Jim Gough
Janell Griffith Janell Griffith ... The Blond
Harold Gunn
Connie Hanson Connie Hanson
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A hard drinking old man and a cocky street-wise drifter are blackmailed into repossessing a Rolls-Royce from a local gangster, and all hell breaks loose.

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Autopuhaltajat See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Hotwire Company See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Final film of Strother Martin. See more »

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Poor George
19 January 2001 | by brando5092See all my reviews

That's right Poor George Kennedy (the Oscar winning actor from "Cool Hand Luke") how did your film choices become so poor? All right--Maybe that's a real harsh statement but a movie like this--C'mon! This was another Paragon "Gem" yeah from the same video company who brought you such classics on tape as "Molly and Lawless John" (and by the way according to the preview-"It has it all"-and if that's true I'd hate to see anything with less than "all"--wait! I already did...this piece of junk)and "Psycho from Texas" which I am still trying to understand...There are very few bright spots for me to talk about...if there are any I already mentioned his name...and I am one who really enjoyed "One Armed Executioner"...this movie was written bad and for the most part acted like a high school play..The sound editing was awful (even for low budget) and if they played that "Hotwire" song (the song that plays over the opening title credits)on the radio, let's say...uuummm.. ever...some DJ would lose his job...I can say as a fact that this movie was the worst of 1980 and if I had to go further than that I would say it's more than likely the worst in the past 21 years (and I've seen "The Cell")There was nothing special about the plot in my mind and truthfully while watching it I wondered if the actors in the movie really cared about the parts or I wonder if any of them (besides George Kennedy--who I hope did this movie as a favor or as an easy last film of a contract--or Strother Martin) read the script.To be honest I don't like Nick Cage but I would suggest "Gone in 60 seconds" (Which is not much more but will do wonders if you have seen this one) if you were looking for a good car type film in a heartbeat over this worthless nothing of a movie, at least the cars in that movie were fun to look at which is more than I can say for this movie in general.It's this type of movie that kept low budget movies in the dark for so many years...on this occasion--thankfully so.


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