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Top of the Hill (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama  -  6 February 1980 (USA)
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Michael Stone is a rising company executive decides to chuck his career and marriage to fulfill a fantasy to be a member of the U.S. Olympic bobsled team to partake in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid.

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Michael Stone is a rising company executive decides to chuck his career and marriage to fulfill a fantasy to be a member of the U.S. Olympic bobsled team to partake in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid.

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John Wesley is the first and only to purposely crash a bobsled at full speed (to complete a film sequence). He drove the sled with the IMAX camera, tested all experiments for Excalibur Automobiles for N.B.C World News. He's instantly become a world record holder. See more »

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Wayne Rogers as Daredevil on Ski slopes..irony is Sonny Bono's supporting role
2 December 2000 | by (Northwest, USA) – See all my reviews

The TV film aired in 1980 and I remember it well. Wayne Rogers is a daredevil married to Adrienne Barbeau who he separates from to hit the mountains (I think it was Aspen). He meets some horny women like the German Elke Sommer and has a friendship with a pianist Sonny Bono and has a one-night stand with Bono's girl (in one scene she takes her top off says "I don't want to be alone tonight" and goes into Rogers bedroom, Rogers eagerly following.)

Rogers enters the suicidal slolum (or whatever it's called) race with an emotionally desparate partner. For Sonny Bono to be in this film about daredevils in self-danger makes his ski-accident death that much more ironic.


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