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The High Country (1981)

Jim is a convicted marijuana dealer, who is being pressured by the system to turn State's Evidence. He is accidentally freed from custody by a car crash, is shot & on the run. Kathy is ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Bottoms ... Jim
Linda Purl ... Kathy
George Sims George Sims ... Larry
Bill Berry Bill Berry ... Carter
Walter Mills Walter Mills ... Clem
Paul Coeur Paul Coeur ... Squeaky (as Paul Jolicoeur)
Jon C. Andersen Jon C. Andersen ... Film Director (as Jon Andersen)
Grant Lowe Grant Lowe ... Frank Wilson
Marsha Stonehouse Marsha Stonehouse ... Mary Wilson
Jack Ackroyd Jack Ackroyd ... Officer 'Randy'
Murray Ord Murray Ord ... Officer 'Duke'
Richard E. Butler Richard E. Butler ... Herbie (as Dick Butler)
Bob Snape Bob Snape ... Family Man (as Robert Snape)
Norman Edge Norman Edge ... Rancher
Harold Baldridge Harold Baldridge ... Harry


Jim is a convicted marijuana dealer, who is being pressured by the system to turn State's Evidence. He is accidentally freed from custody by a car crash, is shot & on the run. Kathy is running as well. Her severe learning disability is leaving her discouraged, constantly being under pressure because of inability to learn to read. The unlikely pair meet up. Cathy feels a sympathy for him, but Jim's bad attitude seems to spell doom for her hopes to befriend him. But Jim is cornered by inevitability of his recapture and takes Cathy up on her offer to guide him thru the wilderness of the high country, a place she feels more at home, due to her father's tutelage. The roles are now reversed. Jim, the independent self-centered city boy is now at the mercy of the wilderness and is forced to trust Cathy to keep him safe. Meanwhile, Cathy is putting to use all that she has learned in a real-life test of survival. Cathy finds her confidence & courage, and thru her innocent view of life & ... Written by Tom Hawk

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Release Date:

20 March 1981 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Hello See more »


Box Office


CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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At Last It's You
Music and Lyrics by Tony Kosinec
Sung by Donna Ramsay
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A very heart touching movie
10 September 1999 | by IceafinSee all my reviews

A movie that i checked out on video.It is a little low budget,but it is a heart warming movie that really reaches you.Timothy Bottoms is casted great as a con on the run from the law.And Linda Purl is a stand out as a person with learning problems who can't read.This is a movie that you should not miss.If you have a chance don't pass it up on video..

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