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High Stakes (1986)

The day-dreaming Bo Baker is reluctantly hired by his uncle, to help out at his detective agency. Bo's inept attempts to aid a damsel in distress inadvertantly cause him to foil a Nazi plot... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bo Baker (as David Foley)
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Terry Carson
Jackson Davies ...
Billings
Winston Rekert ...
Dorian Kruger
Jack Webster ...
Eric Roberts
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Nicholas von Reich
Chris Rosati ...
Helme von Reich (as Christopher Rosati)
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Valenta
Ian Belcher ...
Hop Sing
Gordon Patrick White ...
Seeing-eye Thug (as Gordon White)
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Reverend Willis
John Willett ...
Ari Singleton
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Doorman
Devin O'Brien ...
8 & 12 year old Bo Baker
Ryan Earl ...
4 year old Bo Baker
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The day-dreaming Bo Baker is reluctantly hired by his uncle, to help out at his detective agency. Bo's inept attempts to aid a damsel in distress inadvertantly cause him to foil a Nazi plot and win him the girl. Written by Anonymous

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She was high class... He was highly confused

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October 1986 (Canada)  »

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High Stakes (Apostando fuerte)  »

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CAD 2,300,000 (estimated)
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As Terry is hanging from the cliff, Bo grips her right hand in one shot and her left hand in another shot. See more »

Quotes

Bo Baker: Luckily, I blocked her kick with my balls.
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Referenced in The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.4 (1989) See more »

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amusing low budget satire.
2 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

It has it's moments. I think this movie is worth seeing just for the scene in which the Nazi millionaire fires a shotgun at cute teddy bears in his backyard. "Auf weidersehn Chubby!" Although at times the over the top parody is tedious.


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