When a police department's burglary task force is facing the possibility of being shut down because of their low conviction rate decides to try a new approach to apprehending their targets. They take over a pawn shop where thieves go to unload their merchandise. They record them as they bring stuff in and get them to tell them where they got it. Eventually they're threatened by the mob.
Wacky Characters Make For Fun Movie
It's funny how it was decades since viewing this movie again but I always remembered Dom DeLuise experimenting and lighting up a joint, and then laughing hysterically. That laugh put me in tears laughing so hard at him laughing and wheezing!
DeLuise, who I was sorry to see abuse the Lord's name in vain so much in this film, at least early on, is still fun to watch as are his partners in crime in this story: Suzanne Pleshette, Jerry Reed and Ossie Davis. Actually, DeLuise, Reed and Pleshette play undercover cops in a sting operation, if you can believe that!
If you enjoy seeing oddball characters, you'll like this movie. It certainly has it's share of wackos.
Very funny comedy that deserves a peek!
This was actually a very funny film! The laughs were nonstop, and the acting was great! Even the action scenes had some laughs as well! Dom Deluise, Jerry Reed, and Suzanne Pleshette made a terrific team! don't forget Luis Avalos (Ramon)! He was OK too! If you haven't seen this movie, GET IT! You will not be disappointed! There is nothing really objectionable, Just a few swear words. In a nutshell, Great comedy, well written and directed!
Pleasing screwball comedy about Miami cops who catch petty thieves through a fencing front. DeLuise excels as star and director, as do Reed and Pleshette.
Hot Stuff delivers the GOODS!
Someone plse explain why Dom DeLuise has not directed more comedies!? This is a very enjoyable comedy that is-what-it-is ... a character ensemble w/ no pretensions and A LOT OF LAUGHS! All the actors and their supporting players are just perfect (ie.- the elderly stoner couple, Carmine, the female shopper who just wants "to buy a gift", and the cigar-box bomber) Once the story's set-up is underway the film is basically a series of sketches (Dom's getting stoned ranks up there w/ the parents getting stoned in the funny "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas") and the one love story is presented subtly w/ the conclusion being obvious. This gem is a great way to pass 92 mins. Again, I ask: Someone plse explain why Dom DeLuise has not directed more comedies!?
Hot Stuff Holds Up
I saw this movie in the theater back in 1979 and it was always one that I remembered. There was quite a lot of laughs and fun humor from the gang, Dom DeLuise, Jerry Reed, and Suzanne Pleshette. Most of the costars were also well-known actors at the time who went on to continue to work for decades. Recently I purchased the DVD which recently became available and I watched it again. I left just as I did the first time back in 1979, plus it was fun to see everybody again in their prime. They've mostly long since passed away.. Dom DeLuise in 2009 died at the age of 75, Suzanne Pleshette in 2008 at the age of 71, and Jerry reed in 2008 at the age of 71.
This movie is fun, funny, and highly entertaining. Dom DeLuise as a director gave all of the actors the freedom to use their own styles which melded very well in this threesome of great actors. I rate this movie at 10. It's worth watching and it's worth owning. Enjoy!
Saw this at the drive-in with my mother and little brother. Fun bits here and there. I would love to screen it again
This is a Hilarious movie. It is my go to when feeling down. I love all whole DeLuise family and they are all in this film. Dom, his wife Carol Arthur and his 3 sons Peter, Michael & David. Add in Jerry Reed (They work great together) and the rest of the cast. Oh and best pot smoking scene ever!!! This movie is guarenteed to give you a laugh and cheer you up if your down.
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