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High-Ballin' (1978)

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

Director:

Peter Carter

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

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P. F. Flyer See more »

Filming Locations:

Milton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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High Rollin'
Written by Jerry Reed and Dick Feller
Sung by Jerry Reed
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Good Trucker Movie. We talking' Jerry Reed, Son.
23 April 2012 | by anchovydSee all my reviews

I can't see why people are downing this movie because it doesn't really fit in a genre like Action or Comedy. This is a movie, it tells a story, and some parts are funny, there is some action, there are some serious moments and it is a little dark. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll see some action.

Overall it's a story about a big trucking company trying to squash the independent truckers out of business with Jerry Reed and Peter Fonda fighting against The Man for all the colorful, CB jive talking' independents out there.

The main problem with the movie, in my eyes, is the dreary and bleak scenery and Jerry Reed's overuse of "Son" as a form of address. There are some parts of the plot that are weak and not well explained, like the female lead "Pick Up". She eats at truckstops with the truckers and is on the CB and acts like a trucker but she just drives a pick up truck with exhaust risers and a camper on back. What is her job? Just cruisin' the highways pretending to be a trucker? She almost seems like a trucker groupie/wannabe, a step up from a lot lizard. Also not clear is why the big trucking company wants the independent drivers to quit and start working for the big company. The independents still haul loads for The Man and have to pay his fees. It is never really made clear.

This movie was entertaining all the way through the only real downer was the scenery. Wherever they are up in Canada is dirty, snowy and downright depressing.

If you like trucker movies and Jerry Reed, give it a spin. It isn't as awesome as Convoy it still is a good view.


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