6.2/10
343
7 user 5 critic

The Hi-Line (1999)

PG | | Drama | 5 May 2000 (USA)
A scam artist convinces a naive young woman in Whitman, Montana, that she is to be given a job by a major Chicago discount store. However, her dad and mom see through the ruse and tries to ... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Judkins

Writer:

Ron Judkins
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sally (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An imaginary dream woman is the object of desire for a drifter and an escaped mental patient.

Director: David Goldsmith
Stars: Michael Weston, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Goldsmith
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.

Director: Martin Duffy
Stars: Janet Paparazzo, Elijah Wood, Janeane Garofalo
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Mythology and religious dogma are slowly revealed when an attractive young woman is approached by a modeling agency that pulls her into an underworld of priests that are not Christian but ... See full summary »

Director: William Bindley
Stars: Christopher McDonald, Rachael Leigh Cook, Stanley Tucci
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury ... See full summary »

Director: Richard LaGravenese
Stars: Holly Hunter, Danny DeVito, Queen Latifah
Stranger by Night (Video 1994)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Detective Bobby Corcoran (Steven Bauer) and his partner, Detective Larson (Michael Parks), are on the hunt for a vicious serial killer in this tense police thriller. As the murderous ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Steven Bauer, Jennifer Rubin, William Katt
The Naked Man (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble.

Director: J. Todd Anderson
Stars: Michael Rapaport, Michael Jeter, John Carroll Lynch
Bookies (2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Centers on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.

Director: Mark Illsley
Stars: Nick Stahl, Johnny Galecki, Lukas Haas
Tangled (2001)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Lowi
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Shawn Hatosy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Stepmonster (Video 1993)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Todd Dougherty has an imagination driven by comic book. So when he accuses his soon-to-be stepmother of being a monster, no one believes him. When neighbors start turning up dead, it ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Stanford
Stars: Alan Thicke, Molly Cheek, Billy Corben
Blow Dry (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 2000, a small town hosts The British Hairdressing Championship, where a former 2-time winner, his son, his run-away wife and his runaway wife's lady lover reside (not all on speaking terms).

Director: Paddy Breathnach
Stars: Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths
29 Palms (2002)
Drama | Thriller | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

This is the story of a bag of money and the people who come into contact with it.

Director: Leonardo Ricagni
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Chris O'Donnell, Rachael Leigh Cook
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young carpenter is mistaken for a Catholic priest and sustains the misunderstanding to seduce a girl.

Director: Laurent Firode
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Kenny Doughty, Paul Hopkins
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ryan Alosio ... Sam Polvino
Tantoo Cardinal ... Singing Bird
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Vera Johnson
Tom Hanson Tom Hanson ... Drinker #2
Rainer Judd ... Martha
Albert J. Kalanick Albert J. Kalanick ... Drinker #1
Margot Kidder ... Laura Johnson
Dana Latsch Dana Latsch ... Owl Bartender
Ron Loney Ron Loney ... Clerk
Stuart Margolin ... Clyde Johnson
Peter Walther Peter Walther ... Drake Bartender
Jolene Willson Jolene Willson ... Drinker #3
Philip Winchester ... Cafe Waiter
Edit

Storyline

A scam artist convinces a naive young woman in Whitman, Montana, that she is to be given a job by a major Chicago discount store. However, her dad and mom see through the ruse and tries to have him run out of town. At this point, the man confesses that he has a letter from a man who recently died in prison. The letter indicates that the young woman was fathered by him and a woman named Estelle and was placed in this couple's care, which they are forced to admit. This leads the young woman into a search for her real mother, who it turns out is a Blackfoot woman living in the "Hi-Line", a desolate area in Montana. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Did you ever want something really bad... but didn't even know what it was?

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a scene of sensuality, language, brief violence and thematic content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vidas desiertas See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Milk River Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a great quality family movie! wonderfully directed, written, acted!
9 August 2003 | by ilovezakmorrisonSee all my reviews

this movie was fantastic! the scenery was splendid, the actors were faboulous, the writing, the directing was all wonderful. its an independant film however so they are normally a little slow and artistic. if your looking for a big blown out jerry brukhemier movie this isnt the one. without sex, drugs, or explosions this movie is for the family and is very heartwarming. rachael leigh cook shines. ron judkins does a fabolous job with the writting and directing of this INDEPENDANT FILM. its not going to be paramount,gladiator or star wars special effects, keeps you on the edge of ur chair type of deal. its quality film that will make you wonder.. why doesnt our society have more movies like this one? TERRIFIC MR. JUDKINS!! he is obviously a very smart man having one two academy awards and works for steven speilberg not a "15 year old student" as one commentor descibed. great film! bravo!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed