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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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This film was given an M (recommended for 15+) rating by the Australian Classification Board on 01/07/1977. When rated for DVD on 11/08/2004, it actually gained the higher rating of MA (restricted to 15+) , the extras on the DVD being non-explicit. The 1980s Australian VHS video-cassette release actually showed this film as having an R (restricted to 18+) classification rating. See more »

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Roll the dice on low rolling story
2 December 2012 | by PeterMitchell-506-564364See all my reviews

Yes, a Sherbet song inspired this movie, that has losers, Bottoms, an American carnival worker and his sidekick, Taylor, a boxer who split this scene, and head south to where else? Surfers Paradise. Only they hitch a ride with a homosexual mob guy, who they shouldn't of crossed, after he tries to get sexy with Taylor, who of course, knocks him out. They pick a up fifteen year old hitch hiker. You'll never guess who? She's has become one of Australia's most accompanied and respected actresses and this was her start. I love the zoom in shot on her face as she says "I'm really freaked out with civilization". You'll never guess where she's heading either, or worse, what she's gonna be. This movie is a bloody enjoyable funtastic romp, though, in no way, is it a good movie. It's rather a pretty poor movie. It's funny, but more so sad, that a lot of movies inspired from songs are poor. High points of the movie, exists in two scenes, one with the two taking sanctuary in a church, with Taylor, playing priest, spouting out some of the bible, as if these words are gonna lead them out of despair. The other scene that's a hoot has the two in a strip bar, where dancers, Wendy Hughes and Sandi Mcgregor, just atmosphere here, are being ogled by our oversexed Bottoms, and company as our gals mouth "Love to Love ya baby", the real voice lyrics in the background. Later, Bottoms, desperately wanting attention from these gals, lights up a dollar bill, at least it wasn't a hundred. Refer 2011's Sleeping Beauty. After, Bottoms gets roughed up for his troubles, while nice guy Taylor, who's uninviting line at the bar, has been used now in many movies, ends up bedding the two who take him for what he's got. It's also funny too, watching Bottoms trying to walk on water, drunk, and beaten up. I've viewed this flick a number of times. If you're an Aussie film lover, this is another one to put on your viewing list. Like it or lump it, you just have to accept it for what it is. Fun. And with Bottoms and Taylor (Bottoms, especially, the life of the film) behind the wheel, it's gonna be anything but dull.


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Language:

English

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October 1978 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

AUD400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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