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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 »

Goofs

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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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Hugely enjoyable caper movie.
7 February 2003 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

High Risk is a half-forgotten gem that deserves to be rediscovered. The cast is incredible, and the story - though far fetched - makes for a lot of fun.

Four buddies (James Brolin, Chick Venera, Bruce Davison and Cleavon Little) parachute into a South American country. Their objective is simple: they intend to storm the mansion of a drug lord and steal his fortune. However, their getaway goes awry and they find themselves split into two groups, one group pursued by the drug lord's henchmen, and the other group imprisoned by a bunch of hill dwelling bandits led by the irascible Anthony Quinn.

The action in this movie rarely lets up, and on the few occasions when it pauses for a quick breath there's always some genuinely funny comic moment to lighten the suspense. Ernest Borgnine has a great cameo at the start as a gun supplier; James Coburn's drug lord is engagingly funny and psychotic; even Lindsay Wagner has a juicy role as a woman who gets mixed up with the plot and is more than capable of blasting her way out of trouble with a rifle. The climax, involving a machine-gun laden airplane that swoops in to rescue the adventurers whilst blaring out the song "I Can't Get No Satisfaction", is action movie making at its finest! Great movie... seek it out and prepare to be blown away!


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