- Carlos PenaVega, Dan Bakkedahl, David Hasselhoff, Flula Borg, Gena Lee Nolin, Howie Mandel, Jon Lovitz, Justin Bieber, Ken Jeong, Melanie Brown, Michael Winslow, Rebecca Olejniczak, Rhys Darby, Rick Fox, Will Sasso
- Darren Grant
- August 29, 2017
A man in a high stakes celebrity death pool quickly loses everything – his business, his bank account, his home, his fiancé. He snaps, then realizes the only way to get his life back on track. He’ll have to murder his own celebrity. He’ll have to kill Hasselhoff.
Critics and Reviews
Judging from the trailer for “Killing Hasselhoff,” I honestly expected this movie to be disastrous. But I digress, sitting down to watch it with absolutely no expectations whatsoever, my wife and I actually laughed out loud and on more than one occasion. The film hearkens back to the low-brow comedies of the ’80s and seeing that Mr. Hasselhoff himself, was a product of the ’80s, they both go hand in hand. Full reviewJames McDonald
What’s bizarre about this coincidence is the fact that Killing Hasselhoff frames the idea of a “superhero musical” as something that couldn’t possibly happen. The Hoff’s agent Barry (played by Jon Lovitz in the film) consistently shrugs off the idea as a pipe dream. By his admission, Hasselhoff didn’t even recognize the coincidence until fans saw Killing Hasselhoff and “Inferno” side-by-side. Against all the odds, he pulled off something that his fictionalized self couldn’t. Unless Killing Hasselhoff is a stealth prequel to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (it isn’t), that’s a pretty fascinating coincidence. Full reviewConner Schwerdtfeger
Some celebrities, no matter their talents or accomplishments, become jokes or punchlines in the business and often during their lifetimes. It happened to Zsa Zsa Gabor. In a later era, it happened to Steve Guttenberg (and wouldn’t you know that his fellow actor from Police Academy days turns up in this movie – Michael Winslow). And it has certainly become the case with David Hasselhoff, and it’s pretty much a situation he both encourages and embraces. Darren Grant’s Killing Hasselhoff uses not just the actor’s name but the actor himself to punch holes in his vacuous celebrity as the star of Knight Rider and Baywatch. The problem is that no matter how good a sport “The Hoff” is about this egotistical star persona he’s adopted especially for this film, the low quality and desperate nature of the comedy within this pitiful excuse for an entertainment are rather ugly, and Killing Hasselhoff doesn’t earn positive marks for any of its notable participants. Full review
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do Germans love David Hasselhoff so much?
Germans already loved The Hoff before the reunification. David Hasselhoff was actually extremely popular in Germany long before the reunification of Germany. He was known not so much for his singing but for being the main character called Michael Knight in Knight Rider in the 80s.
Is Hasselhoff German?
David Michael Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Dolores Therese (Mullinex) and Joe Hasselhoff (Joseph Vincent Hasselhoff), a business executive. He is of German (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Irish descent.
How much is David Hasselhoff’s net worth?
David Hasselhoff net worth and salary: David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, director and producer who has a net worth of $10 million. David Hasselhoff was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 17, 1952. David Hasselhoff rose to fame in the 80s and 90s, with starring roles in “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch.