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Highpoint (1982)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Thriller  |  31 August 1984 (USA)
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James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia/CIA operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lewis Kinney
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James Hatcher
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Lise
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Mrs. Hatcher
Peter Donat ...
Maronzella
Robin Gammell ...
Banner
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Centino
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Falco
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Alex
David Calderisi ...
Prisoner in Jail
Ken James ...
Man #1 with Briefcase
Lynda Mason Green ...
Model #1
Peter Shewchuk ...
Caléche owner
Rolland Bédard ...
Doorman
Ken Anderson ...
CIA Agent
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James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia/CIA operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try to recover the money, while saving the beautiful Lise Hatcher (hopefully for himself). Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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31 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Highpoint Buster  »

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CAD 7,300,000 (estimated)
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Film features the highest stunt fall in motion pictures. Dar Robinson falls from the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, a height of 1,170 feet. His pay was $150,000 for the stunt. See more »

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Lewis Kinney: In that case, miss, I must insist that you put on your safety belt.
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A lowpoint for all concerned
8 April 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The Canadian movie "Highpoint" is a strange movie. On one hand, it wants to be a serious homage to the kind of thrillers Alfred Hitchcock made. But on the other hand, it also wants to be a kind of spoof of those Hitchcock movies. Needless to say, mixing the two tones results in quite a mess. It's obvious that the filmmakers tried to save this in the editing room, but the different tones still result in an inconsistent feeling. It doesn't help that each tone isn't very well done. The mystery angle isn't very clear, and the comedy is painfully unfunny (they even try doing a chase sequence Keystone Kops style.) The movie looks a lot better than most other Canadian movies from the same period (it obviously had an ample budget), but its slickness doesn't hide its unsatisfying soul. Only for viewers who really want to see how Canadians would do Hitchcock... or who want to see Christopher Plummer sport a ridiculous-looking moustache.


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