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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
Starring David Naughton
Patrick Houser
Tracy Smith
Shannon Tweed
Music by Peter Bernstein
Mark Goldenberg
John Stewart
Cinematography Paul Ryan
Editing by John Stewart
Studio United Artists
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates January 13, 1984
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 "Rat 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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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:53:48 -0700

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Calling Dexter Rutecki!! This video by Chris Kamman from Bozeman's SkyLab Media House, which was an entry in the recent Big Sky Shootout video contest, is pure 80's/90's ski genre gold. In less than six minutes, you basically get to watch the entire ...


Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:37:30 -0700

These days the screwball comedy has all but disappeared – the zany sex romp even more so. Long gone are the days of B-movies like Hot Dog...the Movie, Zapped and Porky's, films that while flawed and juvenile managed to tap into the base humor in all of ...
Tahoe Daily Tribune
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:15:00 -0700

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