Mad, bad and totally sober. Dennis Hoppen once snubbed by Hollywood, still bemoans the movie industry’s controlling hand. Jason Best lends an ear as the director’s new film The Hot Spot is about to be released.

Inset (top right): Hopper as Feck,

the 'one-Iegged, fun-toting, rubber doll-loving dope dealer' in River's Edge.

Below: A scene from The Hot Spot with Miami Vice's Don Johnson and Jennifer Connelly. "