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Dan and Vicky take you on a Hot Date through movie history! Each episode they'll choose a random month, day and year and discuss a movie released on or near that date. It could be a love fest, it could get heated, or it could turn into a threesome! You'll never know where the conversation may go on this wild and funny trip in Dan and Vicky's movie time machine. Come along on their Hot Date!

Dan and Vicky take you on a Hot Date through movie history! Each episode they'll choose a random month, day and year and discuss a movie released on or near that date. It could be a love fest, it could get heated, or it could turn into a threesome! You'll never know where the conversation may go on this wild and funny trip in Dan and Vicky's movie time machine. Come along on their Hot Date!
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Dan and Vicky take you on a Hot Date through movie history! Each episode they'll choose a random month, day and year and discuss a movie released on or near that date. It could be a love fest, it could get heated, or it could turn into a threesome! You'll never know where the conversation may go on this wild and funny trip in Dan and Vicky's movie time machine. Come along on their Hot Date!






The Harvey Girls (Episode 89) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Even before director George Sidney and stars Judy Garland, John Hodiak and Angela Lansbury finished shooting 1946's The Harvey Girls, it's signature song, On The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, was burning up the music charts in the summer and fall of 1945. No fewer than six artists recorded the song, the most successful being the version created by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers. It's no wonder than that the scene in the film that introduces the song is one of the longest and most...


The Krays (Episode 88) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

When director Peter Medak (The Changeling, Romeo Is Bleeding) cast twins brothers Martin and Gary Kemp to play the infamous British gangster siblings Ronnie and Reggie Kray he had no idea that the Kemps already had a strong fan base as the musical duo Spandau Ballet, one of the biggest British new wave bands of all time! The real life Krays twins, still alive at the time but serving long prison sentences, got paid 255,000 pounds for the rights to their story and brother Charlie acted as...


On The Beach (Episode 87) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

After the success of his 1958 film The Defiant Ones, which confronted issues of racial division, director Stanley Kramer continued on a path of making films that were socially relevant and examined the issues of the time. 1959's On The Beach was no exception. Based on the very successful novel by Australian Nevil Shute, which imagined his home country as the only place left on earth not yet suffocated by a cloud of deadly radioactive dust, On The Beach was the very first Hollywood film to...


Der Lift (Episode 86) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Director Dick Maas can be arguably credited for putting The Netherlands on the horror map with his 1983 film Der Lift. The film, about a high rise plagued with strange elevator accidents and deaths, was a reportedly difficult low budget shoot with a novice director, cast shakes ups and endless producer interference. But when it premiered at Cannes, it was snapped up quickly by Warner Bros. and had successful runs in cities around the world throughout it's 1984-85 roll out. It even inspired a...


Elling (Episode 85) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

For episode 85 of Hot Date, Dan and Vicky take us to Scandinavia for the comedy Elling, starring Per Christian Ellefsen as the title character and Sven Nordin as his best frenemy Kjell. Initially wary about their choice, our hosts found a lot to like in this gentle comedy from the performances of the two leads to the portrayal of the Norwegian social welfare system. Dan and Vicky also discuss the things they've been watching recently including FX's What We Do in the Shadows, Netflix's The...


Lady of the Tropics (Episode 84) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

The plot of 1939's Lady of the Tropics strangely mirrored the life of it's star Hedy Lamarr. In the film Lamarr is a woman of mixed race living in pre-war Saigon trying to flee the advances of an oily, corrupt rubber tycoon. She is half French and yearns to escape to France in search of her father. In real life, the Czech born Lamarr fled her home country for Paris after marrying a domineering Austrian arms merchant with ties to Mussolini and Hitler! From Paris she made her way to London...


Defending Your Life (Episode 83) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

1991's Defending Your Life is the fourth film Albert Brooks' wrote, directed and starred in. He would eventually serve in those capacities on a total of seven films, all bearing his distinctive gentle but incisive examination of love, death and relationships. Brooks hoped to challenge the popular and Hollywood version of heaven and the afterlife as a fanciful, peaceful Utopia. He imagines in Defending Your Life a heaven not dissimilar to our corporeal world -- one run much like a business,...


The Hustler (Episode 82) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

To get an authentic pool hall feel for his second to last feature The Hustler (he would only make 1964's Lilith before passing away in 1966), director Robert Rossen shot in two actual pool halls in New York City. New York also stood in for other parts of the country --everything from a Pittsburgh bar to a Kentucky mansion was shot in the city. And when his lead Paul Newman couldn't master certain pool trick shots, he cut in the hands of pool technical advisor Willie Mosconi. Though Jackie...


Wigstock: The Movie (Episode 81) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

A documentary film gets the Hot Date treatment for the first time in the show's history. And not just any documentary. Dan and Vicky take a look at director Barry Shils' chronicle of the NY drag celebration Wigstock with 1995's Wigstock: The Movie. Culled from footage taken at the 1993 and 1994 gatherings, Shils creates a portrait of the event and the incredible drag performers that bring it to life. They include Lady Bunny (also a founder), Joey Arias, Mistress Formika, Candis Cane, Jackie...


Peas In A Pod: Great On-Screen Pairs (Episode 80) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Dan and Vicky have reached their 80th Hot Date episode and that means more top tens! This time your hosts discuss their favorite on- screen pairings. Those movie couples you love, love to hate, or hate to love. Films from Peter Bogdonavich, David Cronenberg, Robert Aldrich, Gus Meins, Billy Wilder, Ang Lee and Alan Pakula, to name a few, make the cut. And since ten can never be enough, you'll also hear a wild and sexy list of alternates! Your Hot Daters also discuss their recent holiday...


Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Episode 79) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Karel Reisz had never directed a feature before and was committed to capturing the gritty reality of living in working class Nottingham, England. Not only did he shoot the film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning in actual Nottingham locations but he arrived several weeks before shooting with a small film crew to become acquainted with the town and it's denizens. When famed cinematographer Freddie Francis and stars Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts, and Shirley Ann Field added their talents to the...


Scarlet Street (Episode 78) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

1945's Scarlet Street reunited director Fritz Lang with stars Joan Bennett, Edward G. Robinson, and Dan Duryea and cinematographer Milton Krasner from the previous year's The Woman in the Window. Unlike that film however Scarlet Street ran afoul of censor board's across the country that objected to it's "obscenity," "indecency," "profanity," and "sordidness." Despite that, the film did well at the box office making back nearly three times it's budget. Dan and Vicky discuss this lesser...


13 Sins (Episode 77) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Coming off the success of 2010's Lionsgate thriller The Last Exorcism, director Daniel Stamm brought his script for 13 Sins, a remake of a Thai film, to the producers at Blumhouse. The 4 million dollar film had the bad fortune, however, to be released by the Weinstein Bros. controlled Radius-TWC, which dumped the film in limited release and only made about $10,000 at the box office. It stars Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, and Ron Perlman. Dan and Vicky discuss the film as well...


Killers From Space (Episode 76) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

For the first time in Hot Date history, an episode was lost to the computer gods as our original 76th show became a casualty of Dan's misguided efforts to clean off his desktop. That film would have been 2014's indie B-extravaganza The Guest but instead Dan and Vicky cover a B movie from a different era, 1954's Killers From Space starring Peter Graves and directed by W. Lee Wilder, brother of Billy! In addition to that sci-fi cheapie, your hosts discuss Dan's new show at the Public Theater...

Blood In Blood Out (Episode 75) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Director Taylor Hackford's (An Officer And A Gentleman, Dolores Clairborne) first cut of his Chicano epic Blood In Blood Out was nearly five hours long but distributor Disney, already skittish about the box office prospects of a hard hitting drama about Mexican gang culture with no stars, forced him to cut it down to three. Disney also insisted on a title change. Blood In Blood Out refers to the Chicano gang motto of death being the only way in and out of a gang. Disney, fearing violence at...


Scars of Dracula (Episode 74) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

After a three month recording hiatus, Dan and Vicky are back to sink their teeth into the Hammer horror entry Scars of Dracula. The 1970 British production was the sixth entry in the studio's Dracula films and noted for being the first R rated movie in the company's history. The movie didn't get a warm reception in the States. Warner Bros., the American studio responsible for bringing most of the early Hammer Dracula films to the US, refused to release Scars and critics savaged the movie as...


The Mambo Kings (Episode 73) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Essentially an immigrant story set in the 1950's New York music scene, The Mambo Kings is also one of the few mainstream Hollywood films to highlight the Cuban/American experience, albeit without actual Cubans in the cast. Leads Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas are Italian/Irish and Spanish respectively. The female leads, Cathy Moriarity and Maruschka Detmers, are American and Dutch. The only cast members with any Cuban heritage are singer Celia Cruz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. but they each have...


Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Episode 72) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Director Russ Meyer was a World War II newsreel cameraman and Playboy photographer before writing, producing and directing his own feature films. But his early work directly influenced the way he approached his exploitation film career. He ran his Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! set like a military operation, demanding efficiency and professionalism from all his creative partners. And he drew on his experience at Playboy when it came time to cast the busty and beautiful women that populated...


Cover Girl (Episode 71) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Gene Kelly, on loan to Columbia from MGM for 1944's Cover Girl, was finally able to put his talents to full use as the main choreographer for the film. With assist from dancer friend Stanley Donen, Val Raset and Seymour Felix, Kelly was able to stage some thrilling sequences including the famous "Alter Ego" scene for himself and "Make Way For Tomorrow" for himself, Rita Hayworth, and Phil Silver. The film was a huge hit and cemented for MGM and the rest of Hollywood that Kelly was a triple...


Shockers Without Borders: Top Ten Foreign Horror (Episode 70) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Hot Date has reached 70 and you know what that means: A Top Ten episode! For this one, we take a shocking trip around the world for our favorite foreign horror films. We'll make stops in France, Japan, Spain and Norway to name a few and play clips that'll make your skin crawl. Get a dose of international zombies, slashers, monsters and ghosts and discover the film that Vicky chose that Dan has never seen! Your hosts also get into some recently seen including Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty,...