The Hot Spot
DIRECTOR: DENNIS HOPPER
CAST: DON JOHNSON, JENNIFER CONNELLY, VIRGINIA MADSEN
Don Johnson stars as a wanderin’ swingin’ dick who takes a job as a used car salesman in a Texas town so he can make time with local ladies: co-worker Gloria (Jennifer Connelly) and the boss’ bad-news wife, Dolly (Virginia Madsen). A twisted, tangled, and frequently steamy piece of slow burn Lone Star neo-noir adapted by Charles Williams from his own 1952 pulp novel, which makes good use of Austin-area locations like the Hamilton Pool Preserve, and a crazily-eclectic Jack Nitzsche-produced score featuring Miles Davis, Taj Mahal, and John Lee Hooker.