Hot Dog…The Movie is a teen comedy film released in January 1984. The film went on to gross over $17 million and became one of the iconic teen comedies of the 1980s.
The film stars Patrick Houser as Harkin Banks, a young and ambitious ski bum from Idaho who is determined to prove himself in a freestyle skiing competition at Squaw Valley. Along the way he teams with a pack of fun-loving incorrigibles (whose leader, Dan O'Callahan is played by David Naughton), picks up an Austrian arch-nemesis named Rudi (John Patrick Reger), and enters a love triangle with a pair of blondes, a young woman named Sunny (Tracy N. Smith) and the more mature Sylvia Fonda (played by Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed in one of her first major film roles).
Janet Maslin, writing in the New York Times, gave a generally positive review, describing the film as "light and less moronic than it might have been."