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The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot

1990 / 130min / 35mm

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.