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|Basically a Burt Reynolds Film without the Burt Part
Hot Stuff (VHS)
Dom deLuise, Suzanne Pleshette, Jerry Reed
|It almost seems as if this movie was originally written with Burt Reynolds in mind, but for some reason he couldn't or wouldn't do it.
They certainly rounded up the Usual Reynolds-Film Suspects -- Jerry Reed, Dom deLuise, Alfie Wise, Pat McCormick and others, and the overall humour has exactly that slightly sardonic, semi-detached air that Burt's raised eyebrow and signature cackle/chuckle (so associated with him that it was used as part of an animated studio logo bit on "Smokey & the Bandit") suit so well .
Even without Burt, the cast are an excellent ensemble who play well off each other, delivering the goods quite satisfactorily.
If nothing else, it's definitely an agreeable-enough way to while away an otherwise unfilled hour and a half or so; i don't think this film will fail to entertain, so long as you're not expecting Great Classic Entertainment.
(Look for the then-Mayors of Miami Beach and Miami in cameos -- for a friend who grew up in Miami, they were almost the funniest part of the film. I won't spoil it for you -- check the end credits, if you don't spot them. Also, take a close look at the police cars you see charging through the night in one shot)