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Hot to Trot [VHS] (1988)

Bobcat Goldthwait , Dabney Coleman , Michael Dinner  |  PG |  VHS Tape
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy, Virginia Madsen, Cindy Pickett
  • Directors: Michael Dinner
  • Writers: Andy Breckman, Charlie Peters, Hugo Gilbert, Stephen Neigher
  • Producers: Steve Tisch, Wendy Finerman
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: January 16, 1991
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6301182049
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,180 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

a comic misadventure about a decidely odd couple -- an insecurestockbroker and his talking horse. each trying to learn a thingor two about life, success and love.

Customer Reviews

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the most underrated films ever December 7, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Come on, how can you resist Bob "Cat" Goldthwait and the voice of John Candy as a talking horse in the same movie? This is one of the unsung heros of the slapstick 80's heyday. It takes me back to memories of Police Academy and Porky's. But somehow it's even better. And Virginia Madson? Don't even get me started!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look out Mr. Ed, you've got competition! March 5, 2007
Format:VHS Tape
Well I have said this before, and I will say it again....why isn't this movie out on DVD as a RErelease? It stars Bobcat Goldthwait (Police Academy's 2,3, and 4.), he plays Fred P. Chaney a nobody who's relative dies and leaves him an inheritance with a gifted horse......DON. The word gifted is that he can talk. When Fred finds out about this, not only is he amazed, he's amazed at how rich Don makes him when he finds out about what he knows about the stock market. Fred also finds out that in the inheritance that he owns half of the stocks and bonds in a company that his dead relative's widower wants so much of because he doesn't like Fred and doesn't want him to own it. Played by actor Dabney Coleman (WarGames, Nine To Five), he does everything he can to blackball Fred in losing his share of the company, a girl that Fred meets (Virginia Madsen, Electric Dreams) overhears the scheme and decides to help Fred. Meanwhile, Don decides to get involved to help Fred too, and by doing that he enters himself in a horse race which involves Fred's tricky enemy and his girlfriend which they have their horses as collateral to bet against Fred and his horse that if he wins the horse race, Fred gets everything back, but if he loses he is out. Don wins the race by the tip of his incisor tooth and gets back everything he ever lost. The voice of Don is played by the late actor John Candy and he does a fantastic performance in this. I hope Warner Bros. will RErelease this on DVD cause it is an 80's classic if there ever was one. You'll see some cameo appearances by Tim Katzurisky who played Suichuk in the Police Academy movies with Bobcat Goldthwait so you'll see them playing again together in this. Also Mary Gross from the movie Feds who plays the realtor who shows Fred his new suite that he moves into, and Gilbert Godfried at the end who plays a vet dentist who caps Don's teeth. So enjoy this cool movie it's a great one to see!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "if it ain't cockroaches, it's palominos" - Fred November 18, 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This movie had "sequel" written ALL over it. I actually grew attached to these stupid characters. The funniest part HAS to be when Don is talking FOR Fred... "what makes you think you're the man to ride me... I mean to ride Don, haw haw haw"... OH MY GOD, THAT IS FUNNY! I demand this movie make it's way to DVD, cuz I'm stressin' out waitin'.
"I said, it's like that even after I go swimming... toots!"
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3.0 out of 5 stars makes mr ed look like glue October 9, 2004
By abe
Format:VHS Tape
the story is theres a talking horse willed to bobcat goldwaith.it talks!its also a genius about the stock market!and to make things that much better,he got half a broking firm in the will too.so his horse don,tells him where to put his money and he gets rich quick.of course this pisses everybody else off.bobcats in it.the kids think its funny.a funny part i liked was when they have to put don into a horse race and they need a jockey.one guy is being interviewed.bob says "why should you be the one to ride don,mr snake?" and he replies,"one shot of this and your horse could win indianapolis 500"!that was great!its one the only talking animal movies ive ever liked in my whole life!theres a bunch of psycho chicks in this one.no hotties.i like it better than the police academy movies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 7, 2014
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Funny shows.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's an absurd movie with a talking horse! June 29, 2014
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This movie was one that I watched as a child. How can any child pass up a talking horse, especially when the voice over is by lovable John Candy. This movie really isn't all that funny and will only entertain a select audience who doesn't mind watching something that is realistically absurd and not a dedicated comedy. If you do wish to give it a try just remember its a silly movie!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing April 28, 2014
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This movie is terrible. But it's got Bobcat and John Candy as the horse. It's worth watching, even though its not very good. If you like horses and Bobcat then this is pretty awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A horse named Don. Don?? March 23, 2014
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I waited for years for this to be available on dvd. It didn't disappoint The only downside was only one of my computers would play the goofy dvd format as I don't have a stand alone dvd player at home. Then someone borrowed it unannounced and hasn't returned it yet. I'll probably have to buy another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A good family movie
A very silly comedy but we'll Werth it. A good family movie.
Published 6 days ago by Robert
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Its a B movie but still pretty funny.
Published 1 month ago by Melanie Herendeen
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Dabney Coleman's performance makes it all worthwhile. His buck teeth are incredible.
Published 3 months ago by R. Trapp
5.0 out of 5 stars it a wonderful
It a wonderful .movie and it funny and it great and I love all the stars it really good :)
Published 7 months ago by joey
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot to Trot DVD
Hot to Trot has a lot of happy childhood memories for me. So excited to finally purchase this movie! Everything is perfect, no issues whatsoever.
Published 7 months ago by Jennifer Iid
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
It was a great buy. It came in brand new condition. I has seen this movie a long time ago very funny.
Published 8 months ago by lily1384
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny
A classic from the 80's that I can't forget. Yes, it's silly and sometimes
dopey, but it is a great movie for just sitting back and taking it in for
what it is! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Huckleberry Hound
4.0 out of 5 stars one of my childhood favs
my husband had never seen this movie but I loved it as a kid. I have been looking for this movie for a decade plus. My husband loved it...so did the kids.
Published 10 months ago by S. Dupree
4.0 out of 5 stars John Candy in his greatest voice-over
I really enoy these kinds of simple movies. Takes you back to your childhood. makes you wish you could stay there.
Published 12 months ago by FB
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