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High Risk (1981)

 -  Action | Crime  -  May 1981 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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

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

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This movie is based on articles in "Soldier of Fortune" magazine. See more »

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Parachute scene is obviously a different plane than the DC-3: Look for black strip around top of door on jump plane but all white above DC-3 door. Parachute plane has shiny side, DC-3 has dull side. Also look for pilot to be at the controls on final take-off, then back in the cabin celebrating, then gone from celebration in next scene. Highly unlikely that pilot would leave cockpit as they had just taken off and were banking. Pilot easily identified because he wears shark teeth necklace though he alternates between tank-top and flight suit. See more »

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Dan: Look, we've got four million dollars. We could put Donald Duck in the White House.
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Referenced in En busca del polvo perdido (1982) See more »

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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written by Mick Jagger
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Action/Adventure Sleeper
4 February 1999 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

Don't be surprised if you've never heard of "High Risk." I know few people who have. But if you like adventure and excitement with some humor thrown in then this is your ticket.

James Brolin stars as one of four friends sick and tired of working hard and being paid little. They decide to take a trip to Colombia to steal money from a reputed drug lord. According to plan they'll walk in, get the money, and head back to the states via two airplane pilots they've hired that more resemble Cheech and Chong then they do pilots. Naturally, things don't work out as planned and the chase is on.

The reason you may never have heard of this film is that it was released back in 1981 for a one week only stint. It happened to be the week before another action film opened I'm sure you've heard of - "Raiders of the Lost Ark." This film got lost in the hype.

So go out and find this movie at the local video store (the television version is usually butchered). You won't be disappointed.


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