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High Stakes (1986)

The character "Bo Baker" played by Dave Foley imagines himself to be a Private Detective but does not work in a Detective Agency, he works at a TV News Station for his abusive Uncle and fantasies's about being an 1930's Film Noir Gumshoe.

Director:

Larry Kent (as Larry L. Kent)

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Dave Foley ... Bo Baker (as David Foley)
Roberta Weiss Roberta Weiss ... Terry Carson
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Billings
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Dorian Kruger
Jack Webster Jack Webster ... Eric Roberts
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 Anthony Harrison ... Doorman
Devin O'Brien Devin O'Brien ... 8 & 12 year old Bo Baker
Ryan Earl Ryan Earl ... 4 year old Bo Baker
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy

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Trivia

The film features a number of later well known Vancouver Actors and was Directed by Larry Kent who is known as one of the pioneers of modern filmmakers in Vancouver, BC. Dave Foley said in a 2009 interview with Nathan Rabin that he was flown to Vancouver for the final audition for the Lead along with another future Canadian Star, Keanu Reeves. Dave also said that Producer Peter Simpson told him over the phone that he won the Role by saying: "Davey, we had to choose between funny and sexy. And we chose funny." and of Keanu Reeves, "I had met him before. He was like a kid, really. He was a little bit younger then me, so when you're in your early 20's, a few years makes a big difference." See more »

Goofs

As Terry is hanging from the cliff, Bo grips her right hand in one shot and her left hand in another shot. See more »

Quotes

Bo Baker: Luckily, I blocked her kick with my balls.
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Connections

Referenced in The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.4 (1989) See more »

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amusing low budget satire.
2 November 2001 | by dbrennan-1See all my reviews

It has it's moments. I think this movie is worth seeing just for the scene in which the Nazi millionaire fires a shotgun at cute teddy bears in his backyard. "Auf weidersehn Chubby!" Although at times the over the top parody is tedious.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1986 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Alto Risco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD2,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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