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Release Date: October 10th, 1990

DVD Release Date: June 13th, 2000

R|2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
Harry Madox (Don Johnson) is a drifter who settles into a small Texas town, taking a job at a used car dealership. He proceeds to have affairs with the sultry Dolly Harshaw (Virginia Madsen), the wife of the dealership's owner, and pretty accountant, Gloria Harper (Jennifer Connelly), all while plotting to rob the local bank. When Harry is arrested for the robbery, Dolly provides him with an alibi, but when he plans on leaving town with Gloria, Dolly is understandably upset.

Cast: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly, Charles Martin Smith, William Sadler, Jerry Hardin, Barry Corbin, Jack Nance

Director: Dennis Hopper

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Orion Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, 1990s, Forbidden love, Quest, Temptation, Rivalry, Engaging, Love triangle, Small town

Ratings & Reviews

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  • An overlong guilty pleasure. [12 Oct 1990, Life, 4D]

  • Pretty silly. The Hot Spot certainly is, and it's occasionally quite entertaining for it, though the picture never really achieves a dimension beyond that of a Playboy Party Joke. [26 Oct 1990, Friday, p.I]

  • Only movie lovers who have marinated their imaginations in the great B movies from RKO and Republic will recognize The Hot Spot as a superior work in an old tradition - as a manipulation of story elements as mannered and deliberate, in its way, as variations on a theme for the piano. show more

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