The Hot Flashes

Synopsis: An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school girls' state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and become a national media sensation.
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Director(s): Susan Seidelman
Production: Vertical Entertainment
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min


All right.

Come on, Armadillos!

Go, number 11!

Good job, Millie!

- Millie, great.

- Ooh-whoo! That is my baby!

That Kayla Rash is a bitch.


Jocelyn needs to get along

with Millie Rash on the court,

so keep your comments about her

mom down a decibel, all right?

Block out! We gotta play better

defense! We can do that!

We gotta block out. Ladies, we

have been the state champions.

- Are we gonna let them take that from us?

- No!

I didn't think so.

Let's bring it on in!

Armadillos on three!

One, two, three.


Come on, defense!

Get them!

Nice pass, Jocelyn!

A" Tight, guys, get 'em!

Watch the clock!

Watch the clock!


Whoa! We smoked 'em!

We smeared 'em! They suck!



The best of the best!



I'm not supposed to be goin'

through this for a few more years.

Baby, close that door.

It's freezin' outside.

I'm thinkin' of

takin' up a new hobby.

Maybe pottery.

Or a blog.

Everyone says my Facebook

posts are really clever.

I'm still waitin' for you

to finish up your last hobby.

I'm done with the paper, if you

want to take up papier-mach.

- Oh, no.

- What?

They are closing Tess's

breast cancer screening unit.

Tess's Traveling Titty Tester.

Have a little respect.

She was my best friend.

Wow. It says they are...

"discontinuing services

due to a lack of funding."

Well, how can that be? Tess left them all

that money. I filed the paperwork myself.

It wasn't that much money,

and it's been three years

since she died.

But the state

was gonna match the money.

It should've lasted

longer than this.

Well, call her husband and see

if he knows anything about it.

He's too busy movin' his new bride out of

her sorority house to care about this.

You know, this is Tess's legacy.

I cannot just sit by and do

nothin', like a lazy eye.

Are you closin'?

I can stay if you need a screening.

No. I'm just a concerned citizen.

I read in the paper that

y'all are closing for good?

Shame about the mix-up

with our state funding.

What mix-up?

Well, her money could've

lasted a lot longer...

'cause whoever filed the paperwork didn't

read that you have to reapply every year.

Too bad. I might be

out of a job myself.

I've gotten so attached

to Burning Bush.

I belong to the square

dancing group here.

Oh, speaking of which, I would

love to stay and visit,

but if I don't leave now, I'll end

up having to do-si-do with a girl...

'cause all the men'll be taken.

I hate that. Bye.

Anyone who says...

that menopause isn't the most

divine time in a woman's life...

is a pessimist.

I carry a cattle prod

from my husband's ranch...

in my purse at all times,

so when a pessimistic thought about

menopause comes into my head,

I give myself a teensy zap.

This is the time of your life...

when your inner goddess emerges.


And I'm not talkin' about some

New Age pagan kind of goddess.

I am talking about

a Judeo-Christian goddess.

And you no longer have to worry

about getting pregnant...

or getting whistled at by those

handsome, young ranch hands.

Menstruation is overrated.

Hot flash, missy?

Hot flashes.

Mood swings.

Achy joints.

Oh, yes.

Frequent urination.

It's all good.


May I speak with Beth Humphrey?

This is Beth.

This is Liz Hulsey from the

State Department of Health.

I got your message about

Tess Muldoon Mobile Unit.

I am thrilled when a generous

donor like you calls,

especially with

our budget cuts.

Donor? Oh, no, no, no, no.

I just, um...

How much money would it cost to get

the mobile unit back in operation?

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