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Hot Pursuit (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 May 1987 (USA)
Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must take a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from... See full summary »

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Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must take a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he is not quite sure where they are, and meets smugglers, crazy captains and murderers. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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She promised him ten days together in paradise. He never dreamed how far he'd have to go. See more »

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A la poursuite de Lori  »

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$4,215,859
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Final cinema movie [to date, July 2014] as a screenwriter for writer-director Steven Lisberger. See more »

Goofs

The audio for the "jeep" at the beginning of the movie, later to be discovered as driven by his girlfriend, is clearly a V-8 engine. However, the truck being driven is a Suzuki Samurai J13, which features a 1.3 liter 4-cylinder motor. See more »

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Dan Bartlett: They call me 'Mr. Determined.'
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References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »

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Lessons in Love
Written by Mark King, Wally Badarou and Roland Gould
Performed by Level 42
Produced between Wally Badarou and Level 42
Assistant Producer, Engineer and Mixer: Julian Mendelsohn
© 1986 Copyright by Level 42 Music, Ltd.
Admin. by Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) and by Island Visual Arts, USA (BMI)
Available on the Polydor album "Running in the family"
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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A Nutshell Review: (DVD) Hot Pursuit (1987)
19 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

After a hiatus of weeks, I'm back with scouring the library for more John Cusack movies. Hot Pursuit is one of his earliest movies, even earlier than the previously reviewed Say Anything. Here, he plays a teenager whose Chemistry exam stands in the way of spending a Caribbean holiday with his girlfriend and her family.

However, his professor turns a blind eye to his flunking of the exam and the need for remedial lessons, and Cusack has to pursue his girl and her family as they had already set off without him. It's a decent comedy as he gets into situations like missing planes, spending the night with ganja-smoking Caribbeans, getting entangled with a pirate of sorts, and so on. And it all boils down to his ability to be able to save his girl and her family when they become victims of some thugs who take over their yacht.

Fans of Ben Stiller would also want to watch this for one of Stiller's early performances on screen, and a villain at that. He doesn't have much lines, and neither are they funny though.

Like most teen romance comedies of the 80s, it's pretty predictable stuff, and plays like a teenage boy's fantasy of how a holiday could probably turn out, and becoming the hero who saves the day. Suitable for those boring weekends which you want to waste away.

Barebones Code 1 DVD containing no extras.


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