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Hot Dog... The Movie!
theatrical poster
Directed by Peter Markle
Produced by Edward S. Feldman
Mike Marvin
Written by Mike Marvin
Music by Peter Bernstein
Mark Goldenberg
John Stewart
Cinematography Paul Ryan
Edited by John Stewart
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • January 13, 1984 (1984-01-13)
Running time
96 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $17,700,000

Hot Dog…The Movie is a comedy ski film released in January 1984. The film went on to gross over $17 million and became one of the iconic comedies of the 1980s.


The film stars Patrick Houser as Harkin Banks, a young and ambitious freestyle skier from Idaho who is determined to prove himself in a freestyle skiing competition at Squaw Valley. Along the way he teams with a pack of fun-loving incorrigibles who called themselves the "Rad Pack" (whose leader, Dan O'Callahan is played by David Naughton), picks up an Austrian nemesis named Rudi (John Patrick Reger), and enters a love triangle with a pair of blondes, a young woman named Sunny (Tracy N. Smith) and the more mature Sylvia Fonda (played by 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed in just her second major film role). The movie ends with a terrific extended race scene, all of the characters take part in a 'Chinese Downhill' to determine the real champion of the competition.


  • David Naughton as Dan O'Callahan
  • Patrick Houser as Harkin Banks
  • Tracy Smith as Sunny
  • John Patrick Reger as Rudolph "Rudi" Garmisch
  • Frank Koppala as Squirrel Murphy
  • James Saito as Kendo Yamamoto
  • Shannon Tweed as Sylvia Fonda
  • George Theobald as Slasher
  • Mark Vance as Heinz Hartman
  • Eric Watson as Fergy
  • Lynn Wieland as Michelle
  • Sandy Hackett as T-Shirt contestant M.C.
  • Crystal Smith as Motel Clerk
  • Peter Vogt as Fader Black
  • Robert Fuhrmann as Rick Lauter


Janet Maslin, writing in the New York Times, gave a generally positive review, describing the film as "light and less moronic than it might have been."[1]


  1. ^ "Hot Dog... The Movie -- Skiers Competing and Playing," Janet Maslin, New York Times January 14, 1986.

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