Shot in the style of a documentary, the semi-improvised comedy Hoff The Record follows TV legend David Hasselhoff - playing a highly fictionalised version of himself. It's been thirty years since he rose to worldwide fame in Baywatch and Knight Rider and things have since gone a little stale for The Hoff. After five divorces and some misguided professional decisions, The Hoff is in the UK ready to star in a new independent film that could reboot his flagging career. But alarm bells start to ring when he gets the low budget treatment on arrival from the US. As his attempts at everything from fronting a charity to becoming a global peacemaker fall into disarray, can The Hoff get his career back on track and make sense of his increasingly surreal life?
Hoff agrees to take part in a panto for charity only for things to go from good to bad. Ever-unlucky Hoff is caught up in a Fathers4Justice protest and a police pursuit to Dover.Watch Now:iTunes
Following a session with his personal trainer, Hoff decides to give up acting, and to instead embrace his potential for doing good in the world by becoming a U.N ambassador.Watch Now:iTunes
After the failed attempt to reinvent his client with an arty film, manager Max is excited to receive a proposal use Hoff’s name on a new, classy aftershave.Watch Now:iTunes
Max books the Hoff to sing at super-fan Patricia Reardon's wedding in Yorkshire - a foreign country to the Hoff and his entourage and the North-South divide is not helped by a snide barman and Patricia's jealous, short-tempered groom Greg. Hostilities are increased when bridesmaid Annabelle accuses Greg of killing her dog and when, next morning, the Hoff is nowhere to be found, his friends fear for his safety - though only with partial cause as it turns out.
To revive the Hoff's stagnant career Max announces that he has died, which immediately boosts his book and album sales whilst he hides out in Terry's uncle's house in Watford. Ex-wife Crystal arrives from the States, and the Hoff is delighted to hear her say she still loves him, leading to an unwise meeting from which he is extricated by Harriet before the hoax is rumbled.
The Hoff is keen to star in his self-penned play about Lawrence of Arabia and eccentric billionaire Bunny Vasilis agrees to finance it. However he demands numerous crowd-pleasing additions such as a sex scene, car chase, explosions and songs. Whilst Bunny introduces them to a jet set life style the team are happy to go along with these but when the Hoff rebels and threatens to return to the States they pull together to prevent him from leaving.
Hoff's new manager, Jessica Hynes, promises him Shakespeare but he ends up with celeb cage fighting.
Despite the anxieties of his team the Hoff agrees to appear in a horror film with maverick director Anton De Vries but soon begins to appreciate their misgivings when they arrive in the middle of a forest in Romania with a less than confident crew and a maddeningly annoying director whose constant demands for retakes endangers the star's life. Amazingly the film proves to be a huge hit at festivals, thus marking the Hoff's first major European triumph.