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The Hot Spot

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1990
  • Dennis Hopper
  • 124 mins
  • 18

Summary

Erotic thriller starring Don Johnson and Virginia Madsen. Drifting into a remote Texas town, Harry Madox's guile lands him a job at a second-hand car company. There, he encounters the owner's seductive wife Dolly Harshaw and enigmatic secretary Gloria Harper who draw him into their lives.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Don Johnson is the drifter, holed up in a small Texas town, who falls for bad girl Virginia Madsen and good girl Jennifer Connelly. Director Dennis Hopper turns in a faithful tribute to the film noir thrillers of old, but, this being the 1990s, he ups the sexual content a number of degrees. There are lots of fans, dust and people sweating, and Madsen smoulders away furiously to good effect. While not quite so convincing, Johnson is still suitably mean and brooding as the fall guy, and there's neat support from Connelly, Charles Martin Smith and William Sadler. It's based on the pulp thriller Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams.

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Credits

Cast

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Harry MadoxDon Johnson
Dolly HarshawVirginia Madsen
Gloria HarperJennifer Connelly
Lon GulikCharles Martin Smith
Frank SuttonWilliam Sadler
George HarshawJerry Hardin
SheriffBarry Corbin
Deputy TateLeon Rippy
Julian WardJack Nance
Deputy BuckVirgil Frye
Uncle MortJohn Hawker

Crew

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DirectorDennis Hopper

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1990-12-07
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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