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The Hi-Line (1999)

PG | | Drama | 5 May 2000 (USA)
A scam artist convinces a naive young woman in Whitman, Montana, that she is to be given a job by a major Chicago discount store. However, her dad and mom see through the ruse and tries to ... See full summary »

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Albert J. Kalanick ...
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A scam artist convinces a naive young woman in Whitman, Montana, that she is to be given a job by a major Chicago discount store. However, her dad and mom see through the ruse and tries to have him run out of town. At this point, the man confesses that he has a letter from a man who recently died in prison. The letter indicates that the young woman was fathered by him and a woman named Estelle and was placed in this couple's care, which they are forced to admit. This leads the young woman into a search for her real mother, who it turns out is a Blackfoot woman living in the "Hi-Line", a desolate area in Montana. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Did you ever want something really bad... but didn't even know what it was?

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Rated PG for a scene of sensuality, language, brief violence and thematic content
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a great quality family movie! wonderfully directed, written, acted!
9 August 2003 | by (new york city) – See all my reviews

this movie was fantastic! the scenery was splendid, the actors were faboulous, the writing, the directing was all wonderful. its an independant film however so they are normally a little slow and artistic. if your looking for a big blown out jerry brukhemier movie this isnt the one. without sex, drugs, or explosions this movie is for the family and is very heartwarming. rachael leigh cook shines. ron judkins does a fabolous job with the writting and directing of this INDEPENDANT FILM. its not going to be paramount,gladiator or star wars special effects, keeps you on the edge of ur chair type of deal. its quality film that will make you wonder.. why doesnt our society have more movies like this one? TERRIFIC MR. JUDKINS!! he is obviously a very smart man having one two academy awards and works for steven speilberg not a "15 year old student" as one commentor descibed. great film! bravo!


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