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High-Ballin' (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama | 26 May 1978 (USA)
Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Wiggins ...
King Caroll
Chris Langevin ...
Tanker (as Christopher Langevin)
David Ferry ...
Leslie Carlson ...
Bud (as Les Carlson)
Myrna Lorrie ...
Country Singer
Mary Pirie ...
Prairie Oyster ...
Country Band
Wendy Thatcher ...
Arnie Achtman ...
Ardon Bess ...


Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.

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Truckin' is one thing, High-Ballin' is another, and the way they do it is something else!


Action | Drama


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Release Date:

26 May 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Estrada do Medo  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the hijacker jumps out of the black Chevrolet El Camino and it goes over the hill, it turns into a blue Ford Ranchero as it crashes and explodes. See more »


Referenced in El crack (1981) See more »


High Rollin'
Written by Jerry Reed and Dick Feller
Sung by Jerry Reed
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HIGH-BALLIN' a bit slow, a bit strange.
24 March 2001 | by (georgia) – See all my reviews

If you think you might be getting into a jovial SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT type film thanks to HIGH-BALLIN's ad art, think again. What the film delivers is a dark, moody piece set in snowy Canada that doesn't seem to know what direction it exactly wants to go in. Reed plays Duke, an independent trucker who just happens to be next on the list of a bunch of local truck hijackers. Fonda is Rane, an old trucking buddy come to visit for a spell and ends up helping Duke take on the hijackers. Is it supposed to be a comedy? Well, there are some funny moments. Hard ass action flick? Well, there are some cool stunts. Romantic drama? Well, yeah, there are some tender moments. For some reason though, there is that aforementioned dark tone that somehow squeezes out any ounce of humanity and replaces it with an ominous aura that lays itself out on the characters and the landscape. Maybe it's 1970's Canada, as I got the same feeling watching Cronenberg's FAST COMPANY. It may sound as if I don't like this film but I do. It's different and odd, especially for it's genre. Definitely worth a look.

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