5.8/10
775
26 user 3 critic

High Risk (1981)

R | | Action, Comedy, Crime | May 1981 (USA)
Four naive Americans, in need of easy cash, decide to fly to Colombia and raid the safe of a notorious drug lord with connections to the corrupt military regime.

Director:

Writers:

, (Spanish dialogue and additional story material)
Reviews

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean
Mr. Patman (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A male nurse working the night shift at a psychiatric hospital begins to lose his own grip on reality.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: James Coburn, Kate Nelligan, Fionnula Flanagan
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect... See full summary »

Director: Peter Zinner
Stars: Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Martin Balsam
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A tale of two hustlers trying to set up a big game.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: James Coburn, Omar Sharif, Ronee Blakley
Tightrope (1984)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Tuggle
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya
Stradivari (1988)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

As a boy the orphan Antonio Stradivari heard for the first time in his life the sound of a violin and he was fascinated by its voice. He tried to construct a violin and attracted the ... See full summary »

Director: Giacomo Battiato
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Stefania Sandrelli, Valérie Kaprisky
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A coming of age story of a young boy, who is left to live with his grandfather. His grandfather is a famous painter and with fame comes a grand lifestyle with a lot of parties and woman. The boy learns about life, women and sex.

Director: José Antonio de la Loma
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Maud Adams, Ramon Estevez
Valentina (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1939, in a French prison camp, José Garcés of the defeated Spanish Republican army raises the spirits of his fellow prisoners by telling the story of the year he was 8 years old, 1911, ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio José Betancor
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jorge Sanz, Paloma Gómez
High Risk (TV Movie 1976)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A troupe of former circus performers plot to steel a valuable artifact from an embassy in Washington, DC.

Director: Sam O'Steen
Stars: Victor Buono, Joseph Sirola, Don Stroud
Martin's Day (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a 12-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too - a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Richard Harris, Lindsay Wagner, James Coburn
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ailing African leader is admitted to a hospital. A male nurse at the hospital kidnaps him, but it turns out that things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Simon Sabela
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A tough, New York ex-cop relentlessly searches for his kidnapped teenage daughter whom is held by a twisted psycho after mistaking her for the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: James Brolin, Cliff Gorman, Richard S. Castellano
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Mariano
...
...
...
...
Dan
...
...
Douglas Sandoval ...
Julio (Mariano's Tracker)
David Young ...
Richard Young ...
Donna Powers ...
Stephanie Faulkner ...
...
Josephina Echinova ...
Edit

Storyline

Four American friends, badly needing money, decide to make a commando-like raid into a South American country and steal $5 million from the hacienda of an American-born drug dealer who lives there. The four Americans then succeed rather easily in stealing the money, but soon run into trouble trying to get back out of the country, as both the drug dealer and a small army of bandits each hunt them down trying to get the money. Written by Don_Mac

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Getting in was easy... getting out was war!!!

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ad alto rischio  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

| (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie's director Stewart Raffill once said of this picture: "There's a lot of fun and light moments in 'High Risk'. I see the film being in the 'Butch Cassidy' mold. There's humor, but the dangers, and the bullets, are real. Our heroes are not really competent enough to do what they do. They're working class guys who gamble their all on a chance to make it rich, and as such, I feel that they will be that much more easily identifiable to out audiences. They are simply doing what we would all like to do - have an adventure that would make our dreams become reality." See more »

Goofs

The men first set out on the trip in a Chevy blazer but when they stop to pick up the guns they arrive in a dodge ram charger. See more »

Quotes

Dan: Look, we've got four million dollars. We could put Donald Duck in the White House.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in En busca del polvo perdido (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

INTENSE,REALLY GOOD
7 January 2004 | by (MISSISSIPPI) – See all my reviews

I am a long time fan,and i feel this movie has the best surprise ending of any I have seen.Really good character devlopment,it is certainly a REPEAT VIEWER,but stay with it until the very last or you will miss out.Some of the best action and dialogue are in the closing scenes.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is there a QUALITY DVD version? gunrunner
Made in 1981 or 1976? mr409
About the ending.... visefex
PUBLIC DOMAIN ? easycomeeasygo333
Blazer to Ram Charger? mr409
Discuss High Risk (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?