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High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977)

High Rolling (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Crime | October 1978 (USA)
Two fun-loving carnival workers take a vacation with the hope of finding plenty of sex and drugs. Their "quest" is fulfilled when they encounter a dope-peddler and two exotic nightclub dancers.

Director:

Igor Auzins

Writer:

Forrest Redlich (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Bottoms ... Texas
Grigor Taylor Grigor Taylor ... Alby
Wendy Hughes ... Barbie
Sandra McGregor Sandra McGregor ... Susie
John Clayton John Clayton ... Arnold
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Bus Driver
Judy Davis ... Lynn
Mario Milano Mario Milano ... Country Fighter
Paul Young Paul Young ... First Shooter
Gil Tucker ... Second Shooter
Christine Amor Christine Amor ... First Teenage Girl
Marilyn Vernon Marilyn Vernon ... Second Teenage Girl
Simon Chilvers ... Sideshow Boss
Katie Morgan Katie Morgan ... Girl at Motel (as Katy Morgan)
Terry Gill Terry Gill ... Nightclub Waiter
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Two fun-loving carnival workers take a vacation with the hope of finding plenty of sex and drugs. Their "quest" is fulfilled when they encounter a dope-peddler and two exotic nightclub dancers.

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A good time movie! [Video Australia] See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Rolling in a Hot Corvette See more »

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Budget:

AUD 400,000 (estimated)
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Hexagon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The documentary film The Love Epidemic (1975) directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith is included as a bonus added extra special feature on the Australian 2013 DVD release of Igor Auzins' High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977). See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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girls, gangsters, and good times!
25 May 2004 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

Any tax concessions the producer of this film gained by importing an American actor for this Australian film are totally outweighed by the charmless performance he delivers.

Buddy comedies are dependent on goodwill towards men who frequently act like adolescents. However as the instigator of bad behavior here, Joseph Bottoms is truly obnoxious. He combines arrogance with method self-indulgence, and seems to only have a career because of his handsomeness. At least, Grigor Taylor as his partner conveys some personality, within the general stupidity of the treatment.

This film is largely forgettable, and only worth noting apart for a series of freeze frames, for the film debut of Judy Davis. Although she is not given one decent close-up, she does project a likable combination of innocence and spunk, and she has a brief lyrical walk on the beach. Regrettably for her, she has to endure a beach scene with a beaten Bottoms at his worst.

The screenplay is offensive in its heterosexual double standards. Women are presented as objects, with the lesbian fantasy being the ultimate turn-on. But at the same time, Bottoms and Taylor are always touching each other, and we have the standard predatory older gay man who also hates women.


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