4 user 2 critic

Prime Risk (1985)

PG-13 | | Drama | April 1985 (USA)
A female engineer, with the assistance of her pilot-wannabe male friend, discovers a way to rip off ATM machines, but in doing so stumbles upon a plot to destroy the U.S. monetary system.




Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors, each of which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow
School Spirit (1985)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The only thing keeping Billy Batson from the girl of his dreams is one little condom -- or rather the lack of one. Lucky Billy finds one at an all-night roadhouse -- but speeding back to ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Holleb
Stars: Tom Nolan, Elizabeth Foxx, Larry Linville
Pet Sematary (1989)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

Director: Mary Lambert
Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne
Cross Creek (1983)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Helen Hunt
Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart
The Midnight Hour (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Lee Montgomery, Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton
Uninvited (Video 1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A mutated killer cat finds its way on-board a yacht.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: George Kennedy, Alex Cord, Clu Gulager
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After not seeing him since he was a child, a successful advertising executive with the ideal family is visited by his cousin. He soon finds that his cousin and his cousin's fiance are ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lane
Stars: Mel Harris, David Keith, William Katt
Last Resort (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

George Lollar takes his family on vacation with "Club Sand", a shoddy and untrustworthy company. On their tropical island, they find soldiers everywhere, an unhelpful staff, inhospitable ... See full summary »

Director: Zane Buzby
Stars: Charles Grodin, Robin Pearson Rose, John Ashton
The Banker (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

High-priced prostitutes are being systematically murdered, their corpses mutilated, and a bizarre South American symbol painted in blood is found at the scene. The cop investigating is out to solve the crime before his ex wife, a reporter, becomes the next victim.

Director: William Webb
Stars: Robert Forster, Shanna Reed, Duncan Regehr
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Harri James
Stars: Elizabeth Storm, Ermahn Ospina, Lynn Dickson


Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fox
Julie Collins
Bill Yeoman (as Samuel Bottoms)
Paul Minsky
Dr. Lasser
Lois Hall ...
Dr. Holt
Rick Rakowski ...
John Lykes ...
James O'Connell ...
Terry Franklin
Randy Pearlman ...
Ed Harrington
Timothy Rice ...
Albert Fishburn
Roy Stuart ...
Mr. Fox
Helen Duffy ...
Mrs. Fox
Tony Nelson
Caron Tate ...
Bank Teller


A female engineer, with the assistance of her pilot-wannabe male friend, discovers a way to rip off ATM machines, but in doing so stumbles upon a plot to destroy the U.S. monetary system.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


It makes War Games kid stuff.




PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alarma: Alto riesgo  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When Mr. Franklin enters room in F.B.I. headquarters, the boom microphone is clearly visible. See more »


Bank Teller: Can I help you?
Michael Fox: [indicating bag] Yeah, I'd like to exchange this for cash?
Bank Teller: [feeling bag] These aren't rolled. We only accept *rolled* coins.
Michael Fox: I thought you had a machine to do that.
Bank Teller: I'm sorry, we don't provide that service to our customers. You have to roll them yourself.
Michael Fox: Okay, can I have some rolls?
Bank Teller: You can pick those up at the Statements desk.
Michael Fox: Where's that?
[She points over to the longest line]
Michael Fox: Hmm, could I get just - uh, could I just get some from you? I've already been waiting 25 minutes in ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Somebody made a good low budget movie
1 January 2007 | by (New Caledonia) – See all my reviews

This movie excels in its class. Money can't buy everything, but it can usually buy a better film. Despite the handicap of a low budget, this one is entertaining, well paced, well cut, and surprisingly free of the absurd movements similar low budget movies usually end up with.

The flying sequences work a hundred times better than those in Time Chasers, another 80s movie which looked and sounded a lot like Prime Risk but ended up being a lot sillier. Hey it's an 80s movie, scenes of sneaking around and hinging crucial plot points on pushing people into the back of various vehicles were mandatory back then.

Most interesting of all was that the hacker elements were actually technically feasible for once. The main character learns to clone ATM cards, and in the process comes across a bigger operation run by the commies, which almost takes out the U.S. banking system. The main character understands circuit level functioning of the Z80 processor and know her way around a frequency counter. Oh yeah, did I mention the hacker in this movie is a woman? The male characters were made amazingly one-dimensional so that she could steamroll over them, but still, this was quite a role for the time, especially compared to the whiny 'What's a moddemmm?' girl in War Games.

Yeah there are some small goofs here and there, and the plot falls back on some well-worn Hollywood conceits.. but still.. It's worth watching.. and there is a TTY machine in the opening credits!.. and many, many, many reel-to-reel computer tapes!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Alarmstufe 1 DVD imdb-324
VHS meru
Discuss Prime Risk (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: