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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.

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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

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

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Trivia

Actor James Brolin has apart from High Risk (1981) also starred in such "High" titled productions as High Score (1990) and Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season (1996). See more »

Goofs

The UZI is obviously a Mac-10 or similar, with some parts added to make it look like an UZI. See more »

Quotes

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
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I actually saw this indie gem in a theater!
21 July 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Talk about an independently produced film! This one's a wonderful example of how hard the indies work, and what good movies they make.

How they ever convinced a cast like this to go sweat it out in a jungle, I can't imagine. James Brolin shines, but so do they all.

And I still can't believe they got somebody to handle a snake that BIG just for a 5-second shot, which you better believe they captured in one perfect take, 'cause that snake was headed for home the instant they released it!

This is a fine, light hearted action film, fast paced, well written and plotted and with a lot of depth. Each actor obviously got way into his role, especially Anthony Quinn. And those whacko airplane pilots! The old C-47 STILL RULES!!!


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