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High-Ballin' (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama | 26 May 1978 (USA)
Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.


Peter Carter


Paul F. Edwards (screenplay) (as Paul Edwards), Richard Robinson (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Rane
Jerry Reed ... Duke
Helen Shaver ... Pickup
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... King Caroll
Chris Langevin Chris Langevin ... Tanker (as Christopher Langevin)
David Ferry ... Harvey
Harvey Atkin ... Buzz
Leslie Carlson ... Bud (as Les Carlson)
Myrna Lorrie Myrna Lorrie ... Country Singer
Mary Pirie Mary Pirie ... Vonetta
Prairie Oyster Prairie Oyster ... Country Band
Wendy Thatcher Wendy Thatcher ... Hijacker
Arnie Achtman Arnie Achtman ... Cue
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Policeman
George Buza ... Warehouseman


Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.

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Truckin' is one thing, High-Ballin' is another, and the way they do it is something else!


Action | Drama


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The Triple T Truck Stop is still in business in Tucson AZ after 40 years from the making of this this movie.1978-2018 See more »


The film is set in the U.S., but in the climactic scenes Toronto's C.N. Tower appears in the middle distance; much too close for any U.S. location, even in New York state. See more »


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Like A Modern-Day Western!
22 December 2000 | by G-Man-25See all my reviews

Peter Fonda and Jerry Reed make a great team in this well-made Canadian-filmed action flick, which is very much of it's era. Made during the height of the time (late-70s) when movies about 18-wheelers and CB radios were all the rage (you may remember Reed from another HUGE hit of that time, "Smokey & The Bandit"), "High-Ballin'" plays alot like a modern-day western, with Fonda riding into town after an extended absence to help his buddy and former road partner Reed, an independent trucker, take on hijackers who are trying to run him and other independents out of business and into work for a local trucking kingpin.

There's nothing too fancy about the straight-forward story, but there's excellent camraderie between Fonda and Reed, as well as good supporting work from Helen Shaver as a saucy female trucker/groupie, and Harvey Jason as the chief henchman of the trucking company kingpin, King Carroll. It was also interesting to see Carroll played as a man who, while playing a not entirely honest hand, doesn't necessarily want to resort to violence in trying to achieve his means. There are several impressively staged action sequences along the way, as well as some nice cinematography showcasing the snowy Canadian locations. Director Peter Carter keeps everything moving at an interesting clip.

"High-Ballin'" is no masterpiece for the ages, but it's an entertaining time-killer and definitely a movie of it's time.

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Release Date:

26 May 1978 (USA) See more »

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P. F. Flyer See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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