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High Season (1987)

R | | Comedy, Romance | June 1988 (USA)
Its summer time on a gorgeous Greek island, which means it is tourist season. Although local photographer Katherine dislikes the onslaught of the seasonal visitor invasion of her peaceful ... See full summary »

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Clare Peploe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Katherine Shaw
James Fox ... Patrick
Irene Papas ... Penelope
Sebastian Shaw ... Sharp
Kenneth Branagh ... Rick
Lesley Manville ... Carol
Robert Stephens ... Konstantinis
Geoffrey Rose ... Thompson
Paris Tselios Paris Tselios ... Yanni
Ruby Baker Ruby Baker ... Chloe
Mark Williams ... Benny
Shelly Laurenti Shelly Laurenti ... June
George Diakoyorgio George Diakoyorgio ... Mayor
Father Bassili Father Bassili ... Pappas
Captain Stelios Captain Stelios ... Fisherman
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Storyline

Its summer time on a gorgeous Greek island, which means it is tourist season. Although local photographer Katherine dislikes the onslaught of the seasonal visitor invasion of her peaceful home, this year she has much greater issues. For starters she is broke; her best friend and confidant, a British art expert, may very well be a Russian spy; her ex-husband is a philandering playboy; and the timid English tourist Branagh on his second honeymoon is actually pursing her. Written by Anonymous

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english | tourist | rhodes | love | spy | See All (24) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alta stagione See more »

Filming Locations:

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

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Gross USA:

$1,125,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Credited theatrical movie debut of Sir Kenneth Branagh (Rick). See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1990 (1990) See more »

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Written by Martin 'Mandingo' Williams
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Elegant and funny
12 October 2005 | by sophiakugearesSee all my reviews

High Season is a film to be viewed over and over. It's like a trip to the Greek Islands. The element of crime, along with the "love-gone-wrong" factor, the elegance and charm of Jackie Bisset, and of course, the unapologetically gorgeous setting of the Agean Sea, all lend a magical air to this film. It will appeal to anyone who had ever been to the islands. One can almost smell the heady marine breezes billowing about. Kenneth Branagh adds that touch of "Duh?" and his mousey whiney wife is the perfect foil. When he becomes enamored of Jackie he is has all the charm of a besotted fish! but he's still in character. The fact that Jackie's character fails to capture in her photo journal The Light of Greece, only emphasizes the fact that Greece is to be experienced, NOT read about or understood through pictures. Clare Peploe is pure genius with this film. It's a constant treat!


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