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High Stakes (1986)

The day-dreaming Bo Baker is reluctantly hired by his uncle, to help out at his detective agency. Bo's inept attempts to aid a damsel in distress inadvertantly cause him to foil a Nazi plot... See full summary »


Larry Kent (as Larry L. Kent)


Bryan McCann (screenplay by), John Sheppard (screenplay by)


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Complete credited cast:
Dave Foley ... Bo Baker (as David Foley)
Roberta Weiss ... Terry Carson
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Billings
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Dorian Kruger
Jack Webster Jack Webster ... Eric Roberts
Antony Holland Antony Holland ... Nicholas von Reich (as Anthony Holland)
Chris Rosati Chris Rosati ... Helmie von Reich (as Christopher Rosati)
Alex Diakun ... Valenta
Ian Belcher Ian Belcher ... Hop Sing
Gordon Patrick White Gordon Patrick White ... Seeing-Eye Thug (as Gordon White)
Blu Mankuma ... Reverand Willis
John Willett John Willett ... Art Singleton
Anthony Harrison ... Doorman
Devin O'Brien Devin O'Brien ... 8 & 12 year old Bo Baker
Ryan Earl Ryan Earl ... 4 year old Bo Baker


The day-dreaming Bo Baker is reluctantly hired by his uncle, to help out at his detective agency. Bo's inept attempts to aid a damsel in distress inadvertantly cause him to foil a Nazi plot and win him the girl. Written by Anonymous

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She was high class... He was highly confused









Release Date:

October 1986 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Alto Risco See more »


Box Office


CAD 2,300,000 (estimated)
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As Terry is hanging from the cliff, Bo grips her right hand in one shot and her left hand in another shot. See more »


Bo Baker: Luckily, I blocked her kick with my balls.
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Referenced in The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.4 (1989) See more »

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this is so underrated
8 October 2004 | by ralph-93See all my reviews

The first time i saw high stakes i was about 11 years old and i enjoyed it then for a few reasons.

1. Its one of a kind of comedy rarely seen.

2. Not to be taken seriously as its kind of spoofy.

3. It does have a reasonable story not forgetting its only fun to watch.

4. The friendship between bo and his uncle is zaney its so funny

now if you didn't get the movie you weren't watching it closely even as

a kid i got this movie first time round. I'm not saying it deserves awards but its not that bad and how can people say there's only one funny bit in it there's more than one funny moment in fact there's many like at the start there's the moment when you see bo as a child now i wont spoil it for you but this bit is crucial because you the viewer will see why bo doesn't get on with his uncle and its funny. i haven't seen a movie like this ever since, maybe the sort of humour is a one off this is why it should get more recognition i not saying that this was well made its far from it but its a fun not to be taken seriously one of its kind little movie. tag line bo bakers cool. hes got class and if you're smart you don't mess with bo( me adding) because hes a jerk. if you want to see something different watch this. another funny bit was that preacher hes so funny and the blind surgeon he doesn't say much but the fact that he is a blind surgeon is funny you don't get many of them.

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