High Risk (1981)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, 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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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Ernest Borgnine; and one Oscar nominee: Bruce Davison'. See more »


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 »


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'll never forget taking a chance on this sleeper featured on a double-bill with some chop-sockey movie!
31 July 2001 | by (auburn, california) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this film! Whenever I have theatre nachos (which is not often) I think back to 20 years ago when I fell in love with this forgotten gem at the Meridian Quad theatre in San Jose. That's what I ate during the film. They went together perfectly. I had the original one-sheet poster hanging on my wall for awhile. Many people who saw the poster had no idea this film even existed. If it ever comes out on DVD, I'll purchase it. Anthony Quinn was priceless as the bandit Mariano; and Borgnine's one scene is a classic! I recommend it to anyone looking for a genuine diamond-in-the-rough eighties film! Just terrific!

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