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High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977) Poster

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Chantal Contouri: The Greek Australian actress and star of One More Minute (1979) and Thirst (1979) as a Bus Hostess.
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First theatrical film directed by Igor Auzins. Auzins' earlier work had been in Australian television.
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Debut theatrical film for Australian actress Judy Davis.
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First screenplay for novelist Forrest Redlich.
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Debut theatrical film for Australian actor Grigor Taylor whose previous work had been on Australian television.
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Grigor Taylor was billed as Greg Taylor for this movie on American release movie posters but was credited as Grigor Taylor on Australian film posters.
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This movie was the eighth and penultimate production of Melbourne-based Australian production house Hexagon Productions which functioned as Tim Burstall's production company for films distributed in Australia by the Village Roadshow organization.
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This film's cast and crew were a notable injection of youth, the average age of all personnel being reported as being only about twenty-four years of age.
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This film is notable for its soundtrack by popular 1970s Australian rock band Sherbet who wrote several new songs especially for this movie.
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Judy Davis was about twenty-two years of age when she appeared in this film. The character Lynn she played was sixteen.
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This movie was retitled 'High Rolling in a Hot Corvette' for its American release.
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American actor Joseph Bottoms was imported from the United States to headline this Australian film.
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Joseph Bottoms received top / first billing, Grigor Taylor received second billing, Judy Davis received third billing, Wendy Hughes received fourth billing, Peter Cummins received fifth billing.
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This film was produced by Tim Burstall whose family were also involved in other key crew roles. Burstall's sons Dan Burstall and Tom Burstall acted as the film's cinematographer and first assistant director respectively.
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This movie was filmed during November and December 1976.
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This picture was completely filmed on location.
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This movie was the last role that actress Judy Davis appeared in prior to her critically acclaimed performance in the internationally acclaimed Australian film My Brilliant Career (1979) two years later.
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The production shoot for this film went for six weeks.
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Actress Judy Davis was still a drama student when she appeared in this picture.
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According to David Stratton in his book 'The Last New Wave', "'High Rolling' was not a box office success, and this failure coupled with the disappointing returns for 'Eliza Fraser', put a temporary curb on Hexagon's productions; it would be two years before the company made another film".
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After this movie, director Igor Auzins and actress Judy Davis would work together again in Water Under the Bridge (1980). That film has been their second and final collaboration together.
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Second of three theatrical movies that actress Wendy Hughes made with producer-director Tim Burstall. The first was Petersen (1974) whilst the third and final one was Duet for Four (1982).
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The make and color of the Corvette car that the characters go high rolling in was a light lime green Chevrolet Corvette (third generation, C-3).
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This is one of a handful of mid-late 1970s Australian feature films that were road movies. The pictures include High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977), Summer City (1977), 20th Century Oz (1976), Cosy Cool (1977), In Search of Anna (1978) and Backroads (1977).
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The nickname given to Lynn (Judy Davis) was Spunk Bubble.
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This film was given an M (recommended for 15+) rating by the Australian Classification Board on 01/07/1977. When rated for DVD on 11/08/2004, it actually gained the higher rating of MA (restricted to 15+) , the extras on the DVD being non-explicit. The 1980s Australian VHS video-cassette release actually showed this film as having an R (restricted to 18+) classification rating.
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The documentary film The Love Epidemic (1975) directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith is included as a bonus added extra special feature on the Australian 2013 DVD release of Igor Auzins' High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977).
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Terry Norris: The Cop Shop (1977) regular as a Farmer.
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Gil Tucker: The Cop Shop (1977) regular as Second Shooter.
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