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Highpoint (1982)

James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia and C.I.A. operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed accountant Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try to recover the money himself.

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Peter Carter

Writers:

Richard A. Guttman (screenplay) (as Richard Guttman), Ian Sutherland (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... Lewis Kinney
Christopher Plummer ... James Hatcher
Beverly D'Angelo ... Lise
Kate Reid ... Mrs. Hatcher
Peter Donat ... Maronzella
Robin Gammell ... Banner
Saul Rubinek ... Centino
Maury Chaykin ... Falco
George Buza ... Alex
David Calderisi ... Prisoner in Jail
Ken James Ken James ... Man #1 with Briefcase
Lynda Mason Green Lynda Mason Green ... Model #1
Peter Shewchuk Peter Shewchuk ... Caléche owner
Rolland Bédard ... Doorman
Ken Anderson Ken Anderson ... CIA Agent
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Storyline

James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia and C.I.A. operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try to recover the money, while saving the beautiful Lise Hatcher (hopefully for himself). Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highpoint Buster See more »

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Budget:

CAD 7,300,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was a boom time for Canadian co-productions, due to new tax breaks. Sir Richard Harris and Christopher Plummer were due to re-team for another Canadian movie "The Burning Book", but this collapsed, due to lack of finance. See more »

Quotes

Lewis Kinney: Excuse me, miss, but I think we are being bloody followed.
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Alternate Versions

The 1984 New World Pictures theatrical version was a re-edited film completed in Los Angeles because the original cut had such a confusing plot that audiences couldn't follow it. This version is present on the 1985 Embassy VHS release. See more »

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I enjoyed this movie years ago!
7 September 2006 | by richardhorneSee all my reviews

I saw this movie while studying in Edinburgh in the 80's. Loved it too. A light and fairly fluffy storyline with the prerequisite villain and good guy formula to the fore. However, the "highpoint" for me was the car chase featuring an MGB GT convertible doing some very silly stuff. Great action, and a spectacular end to this chase. Also, one little line from the movie is still quoted by my brother and I all these years later - when Harris goes to make a tricky maneuver in his car, he tells his passenger to put on her safety belt as he's about to do a "Brodie", and then yanks on the handbrake and spins the car in the middle of the road. Fun film, dated now but the CN Tower stunt is scary when you realise that someone actually did the jump, AND got paid handsomely for the privilege.


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