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The Hot Spot (1990)

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Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter quickly gets into trouble with the local authorities- and the local women- after he robs a bank.

Director:

Dennis Hopper

Writers:

Charles Williams (book), Nona Tyson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Johnson ... Harry Madox
Virginia Madsen ... Dolly Harshaw
Jennifer Connelly ... Gloria Harper
Charles Martin Smith ... Lon Gulick
William Sadler ... Frank Sutton
Jerry Hardin ... George Harshaw
Barry Corbin ... Sheriff
Leon Rippy ... Deputy Tate
Jack Nance ... Julian Ward
Virgil Frye ... Deputy Buck
John Hawker John Hawker ... Uncle Mort
Margaret Bowman ... Woman at Gas Station
Debra Cole Debra Cole ... Irene Davey
Karen Culley Karen Culley ... Cowgirl
Cody Haynes Cody Haynes ... Cowboy
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Storyline

When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes that the local bank is left empty and open without any security. Soon he plots a scheme to rob the bank, provoking a fire in his room to distract the employees. When Harry meets George's wife Dolly Harshaw, the easy woman teases him and they have sex. Harry becomes the prime suspect of the bank heist and is arrested, but Dolly provides the necessary alibi to release him and then blackmails him into having a love affair with her. However, Harry falls in love with Gloria Harper, who works as an accountant at the dealership. He discovers that Gloria is being blackmailed by the despicable Frank Sutton, and he decides to press Sutton. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Safe is never sex. It's dangerous. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ardente Sedução See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$112,188, 14 October 1990

Gross USA:

$1,293,976

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,293,976
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Company Credits

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Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Actresses Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Connelly both perform partial nude scenes in this movie with both of them at times appearing topless. See more »

Goofs

After Harry and Dolly come out of the pond after swimming and climb to the top of the tower Dolly is shown in an open shirt and white cotton panties. After she jumps off the tower and into the sand pile she is shown nude from the waist down. See more »

Quotes

Dolly Harshaw: There's only two things to do in this town. You got a TV?
Harry Madox: Nope.
Dolly Harshaw: Well then, you're down to one. Lotsa luck!
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Alternate Versions

UK and US DVD versions are cut. See more »


Soundtracks

Love MD
Performed by Hank Williams Jr.
Written by Tony Joe White and Leanne White
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Don J. at his finest
6 May 2008 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

HOT SPOT is what Virginia Madsen calls her loins, dear ones. Don Johnson does his best to keep them cooled them off but he has trouble keeping up with her, especially since Don has his eye on the luscious and very young Jennifer Connelly. Don plays a drifter who picks up a job at a used car lot in a small Texas town. He soon finds himself bedding the owner's absolutely insatiable wife. And he is soon working on the oh-so innocent Connelly. The lusty trio is ably supported by such veteran character actors as Jerry Hardin, Jack Nance and Barry Corbin, and this his hot-as-hell, steamy production was directed by none other than Dennis Hopper. A great film for adults. The ending is a classic. I wonder how much fun the notorious lothario Johnson had while filming this, since he spends a lot of screen time in the arms of Madsen and Connelly, both of whom are at the top of their form.


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