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The Hi-Jackers (1963)

Terry is a self-employed lorry driver. He meets Shirley at a roadside cafe and later offers her a lift. On the way his truck with a valuable shipment of whiskey is hijacked on a quiet ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Terry McKinley
... Shirley
Derek Francis ... Jack Carter
... Inspector Grayson
... Bluey
David Gregory ... Pete
... Scouse
Ronald Hines ... Jim Brady
... Lil
Arthur English ... Bert
... Smithy (as Anthony Wager)
Michael Beint ... Forbes
Douglas Livingstone ... Tim
Tommy Eytle ... Sam Reynolds
... Joe
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Terry is a self-employed lorry driver. He meets Shirley at a roadside cafe and later offers her a lift. On the way his truck with a valuable shipment of whiskey is hijacked on a quiet stretch of road. How did the hijackers know he was going on that route? Who tipped off the hijackers? Written by <v.mistry@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The head robbers home in Hampstead is called 'Dunrobin' ('Done robbing'). See more »

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[Terry is describing the robbery to the police]
Inspector Grayson: [pointing to a map] It happened here, you say?
Terry McKinley: At the top of the hill.
Detective Harris: Tyler's Hill. Used to be a favourite spot for highwaymen, years ago.
Terry McKinley: [ironically] I've got news for you. It still is!
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Solid British B-picture
26 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

THE HI-JACKERS is an efficient and entertaining British B-picture which ticks most of the right boxes when it comes to film-making. As a film about truck drivers it's not a patch on the excellent HELL DRIVERS but as a low budget B-movie it's a pleasing timewaster with some good action and an incident-packed plot line to recommend it. Director Jim O'Connolly later helmed the excellent horror flick TOWER OF EVIL.

A youthful Anthony Booth stars as a trucker who finds himself the victim of a gang of hi-jackers who take his truck as well as his load. He swears vengeance on the crew, and the rest of the film is a back-and-forth game between the villains and everyone else pitted against them. The cast is populated by some pretty good character actors who give engaging performances, although the likable Booth gives the best turn. The inclusion of a love interest for the hero drags the pace down a little but for the most part this works well and proves a nice time capsule of the early '60s.


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