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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Booth ...
Terry McKinley
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Shirley
Derek Francis ...
Jack Carter
Patrick Cargill ...
Inspector Grayson
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Bluey
David Gregory ...
Pete
Harold Goodwin ...
Scouse
Ronald Hines ...
Jim Brady
Marianne Stone ...
Lil
Arthur English ...
Bert
Tony Wager ...
Smithy (as Anthony Wager)
Michael Beint ...
Forbes
Douglas Livingstone ...
Tim
Tommy Eytle ...
Sam Reynolds
Romo Gorrara ...
Joe
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Terry is a self-employed lorry driver. He meets Shirley at a roadside cafe and later offers her a lift. On the way his truck with a valuable shipment of whiskey is hijacked on a quiet stretch of road. How did the hijackers know he was going on that route? Who tipped off the hijackers? Written by <v.mistry@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The head robbers home in Hampstead is called 'Dunrobin' ('Done robbing'). See more »

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[Carter and the gang have staged a practice hijacking of a lorry, and Carter has timed it]
Jack Carter: Well, Bluey, how do you think it went?
Bluey: A real geezer would struggle a lot more than Joe did. He'd kick out, an' all.
Jack Carter: I reckon it should add four to five seconds to the time - no more.
Bluey: [grimly] Be a lot faster if I bent an iron bar round his head.
Jack Carter: [reproachfully] Bluey. We have been over all this. In law, this is simple robbery. You start messing about with an iron bar and it becomes robbery with violence - ...
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Solid British B-picture
26 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE HI-JACKERS is an efficient and entertaining British B-picture which ticks most of the right boxes when it comes to film-making. As a film about truck drivers it's not a patch on the excellent HELL DRIVERS but as a low budget B-movie it's a pleasing timewaster with some good action and an incident-packed plot line to recommend it. Director Jim O'Connolly later helmed the excellent horror flick TOWER OF EVIL.

A youthful Anthony Booth stars as a trucker who finds himself the victim of a gang of hi-jackers who take his truck as well as his load. He swears vengeance on the crew, and the rest of the film is a back-and-forth game between the villains and everyone else pitted against them. The cast is populated by some pretty good character actors who give engaging performances, although the likable Booth gives the best turn. The inclusion of a love interest for the hero drags the pace down a little but for the most part this works well and proves a nice time capsule of the early '60s.


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