Hot Pursuit is an entertaining albeit bizarre little adventure comedy from the 80s. It's very fast paced as it packs a lot into it's short running time. A lot of it seemed over-done, especially the slapstick humour and the excessively cheesy dialogue. It's all over the place, there are some seriously weird scenes (like Cusack beating the shit out of his bag with a stick) and the characters are pretty thin. But it is fun.
Cusack's lead is the highlight of the film. The script, despite being rather silly, allows him to showcase his charisma. Among the other 80s teen stars he seems to be the more alternative one as most of his films in this era are quite off-the-wall. Hot Pursuit isn't as good as The Sure Thing or his masterpiece Say Anything.. but it's a lightly entertaining watch.
It also has a young Ben Stiller in it playing the villain along with his real life father... Strange.