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    The Hot Spot


    MPAA Rating: R | Year: 1990 | Running Time: 120 minutes


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    This hard-boiled throwback to the film noir dramas of the 1940s and '50s is directed by filmmaker and actor Dennis Hopper, based on the novel Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams. Don Johnson stars as Harry Madox, a drifter who settles in a small Texas town and begins secretly setting small fires, ...more

    This attempt from director Dennis Hopper at modern-day film noir is a mixed bag. On the one hand, Hopper captures the patina of such a cynical genre, creating an ironically colorful landscape that's revealed to be as infected with greed, lust, and perversity as the one he played against in Blue Velvet (1986). The sex scenes are suitably steamy, Jennifer Connelly is appropriately gorgeous in her first adult role, and the supporting cast boasts such reliable character actors as Jerry Hardin, ...more