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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 overview, first billed only:
Lewis Kinney
James Hatcher
Mrs. Hatcher
Peter Donat ...
Robin Gammell ...
David Calderisi ...
Prisoner in Jail
Ken James ...
Man #1 with Briefcase
Lynda Mason Green ...
Model #1
Peter Shewchuk ...
Caléche owner
Rolland Bédard ...
Ken Anderson ...
CIA Agent


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 <>

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Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Highpoint Buster  »

Box Office


CAD 7,300,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »


Lewis Kinney: In that case, miss, I must insist that you put on your safety belt.
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I enjoyed this movie years ago!
7 September 2006 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie while studying in Edinburgh in the 80's. Loved it too. A light and fairly fluffy storyline with the prerequisite villain and good guy formula to the fore. However, the "highpoint" for me was the car chase featuring an MGB GT convertible doing some very silly stuff. Great action, and a spectacular end to this chase. Also, one little line from the movie is still quoted by my brother and I all these years later - when Harris goes to make a tricky maneuver in his car, he tells his passenger to put on her safety belt as he's about to do a "Brodie", and then yanks on the handbrake and spins the car in the middle of the road. Fun film, dated now but the CN Tower stunt is scary when you realise that someone actually did the jump, AND got paid handsomely for the privilege.

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