Hot Stuff (1979 film)

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Hot Stuff
Directed by Dom DeLuise
Produced by Mort Engelberg
Written by Michael Kane
Donald E. Westlake
Starring Dom DeLuise
Suzanne Pleshette
Jerry Reed
Music by Patrick Williams
Cinematography James Pergola
Edited by Neil Travis
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
August 10, 1979 (1979-08-10)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hot Stuff is a 1979 American comedy film starring Dom DeLuise, Suzanne Pleshette, Jerry Reed and Ossie Davis. DeLuise also directed the movie, and the song "Hot Stuff" was written and performed by Reed.

The script was co-written by best-selling crime novelist Donald E. Westlake.[1]


Miami police detectives Ernie, Louise, Ramon, and Doug (played by DeLuise, Pleshette, Avalos, and Reed), frustrated at their inability to convict the criminals they arrest, decide to set up a sting as a fencing operation to trap criminals in a pawn shop, recording the illegal transactions on the (then) new technology of videotape.

With less than helpful support from their captain (Davis), the trio decides to re-sell some of their stolen items to stay in business. Trouble follows as they run afoul of the local mob boss. Doug sees his car destroyed by a bomb (and laments "I just had it washed"), he and the others have a shootout with gun runners at a waterfront condominium construction site, and they ultimately arrest the criminals en masse at a party.

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