Carl Webster, the hot kid of the marshals service, is polite, respects his elders, and can shoot a man driving away in an Essex at four hundred yards. Carl works out of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, federal courthouse in the 1930s, the period of America's most notorious bank robbers. Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, those guys.
Carl wants to be America's most famous lawman. He shot his first felon when he was fifteen years old. With a Winchester.
Jack Belmont wants to rob banks, become public enemy number one, and show his dad, an oil millionaire, he can make it on his own.With tommy guns, hot cars, speakeasies, cops and robbers, and a former lawman who believes in vigilante justice, all played out against the flapper period of gun molls and Prohibition, The Hot Kid is Elmore Leonard -- the true master -- at his best.
Performed by Arliss Howard
The Hot Kid
You just can't beat Elmore Leonard for conversation that's believable and authentic, plots that are not predictable, and an often hilarious comentary on the state of our society. Elmore gives you both the good guys the bad guys and the fact that sometimes that distinction just isn't that clear. If you haven't read Elmore you're in for a treat. He is one of America's treasures and there is a reason he is loved all over the world.
And yes between this and Up in Honey's Room you've got a great movie. If Hollywood doesn't screw it up.
The Hot Kid
Hello hollywood this would make a great movie.Love the book the time and places.Well read but could live without the music.Would like to read more about the kid.