- Date: August 26, 1988
- Type: Movie
Hot to Trot is a 1988 comedy film released by Warner Bros. It stars Bobcat Goldthwait as an investment broker, Dabney Coleman as the head of the company Bobcat works for and John Candy as the voice of a horse that helps Bobcat's character make smart decisions in investing. The original music score was composed by Danny Elfman. The film's tagline is: "When I talk, you're gonna laugh yourself hoarse." Fred Chaney (Goldthwait) inherits a horse named Don from his dead mother. He discovers Don is a talking horse (he can also speak the language of several other animals), who had belonged to his father. He also discovers Don has a talent for picking out great investments in the stock market. After a couple of good tips, Fred is reluctantly given a job as a broker by his stepfather Walter Sawyer (Coleman). After a few disasters, including a bad tip involving poisoned animal feed, the two are left penniless, but with one last chance: to enter Don in a horse race which will win them all Sawyer's prized horses, along with Satin Doll, a beautiful white horse on whom Don has a crush. Don (having entered the race from the "Pepperidge Farm" stable) wins the race, after a promise of getting his teeth capped spurs extra speed out of him, enabling him to win the photofinish- which showed Don sticking his teeth out over the finish line first. They both get the girl of their dreams and the film finishes happily.