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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.



, (Spanish dialogue and additional story material)

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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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May 1981 (USA)  »

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Ad alto rischio  »

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Director Stewart Raffill spoke of how this movie came about: "A producer came to me and said I like your movie [The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975). He said, 'I have the money to make a movie, but we have to get started in three weeks.'" See more »


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 »


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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From The Back Of The Box
3 February 2002 | by (Great White North) – See all my reviews

Headlining this all-star, action-adventure are four modern-day Robin Hoods, out to steal from the rich and give to themselves. They parachute into a steamy South American jungle; locate the secluded compound of a notorious Colombian cocaine dealer; get past a veritable army of his sentries; cooly break into his safe and remove five million beautiful dollars; make it through a rain forest hotly pursued by armed guards with attack dogs; survive an encounter with a crazy band of greedy revolutionaries; zigzag through a hail of bullets at a wild airstrip rendezvous to escape in a plane with most of the money intact...without getting themselves killed.

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