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High Risk
High Risk
Actors: Ernest Borgnine, James Brolin, Sergio Calderon, lvaro Carcao, Gerardo Cepeda
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
R     2004     1hr 34min

Four Americans fight off foreign armies, gunrunners, and jungle bandits as they attempt to rob a wealthy ex-patriate American living in Colombia
     
     

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Actors: Ernest Borgnine, James Brolin, Sergio Calderon, lvaro Carcao, Gerardo Cepeda
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Studio: Westlake Budget
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/02/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Don't Buy the DVD
05/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The movie HIGH RISK is a good movie. But don't buy a copy of the
DVD. It is the worst looking copy of a film on DVD I have ever
seen. The film looks totally washed out and blury..."
A true buried treasure for the action/adventure afficiando
04/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Released in 1981 HIGH RISK suffered the "back of the bus" treatment while higher profile adventure epics like DRAGONSLAYER, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, CLASH OF THE TITANS, and an obscure little flick called RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK took the best seats with reviewers and moviegoers. And it's a bloody shame because this "DELIVERANCE for chuckles" features a crackerjack cast (James Brolin, Cleavon Little, Chick Venera, Lindsay Wagner, Bruce Davison, Anthony Quinn, James Coburn and Ernest Borgnine) all at the top of their game; a tight plot and swift sure-handed direction by Stewart Rafill (THE PHILADELPIA EXPERIMENT); a fast paced Latin-Jazz flavored score by Mark Snow (THE X-FILES); and a cheerful glee in toying with every action/adventure movie cliche' in the book ("what would really happen if you tried to knock someone out with the butt of pistol" - hilarious.The only drawback is in the VHS tape itself - most available versions are recorded in the LP mode and the colors aren't as crisp as they should be. But if you can find a used SP version or you've got to have a grade-A action adventure fix ... you can't do much better."
This is One Solid Movie*UPDATE*4-2-04
rylettt | central, ohio United States | 08/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It doesn't get much better than this with action, adventure, good humor and everything goes wrong.
Four layed off guys hear a rumor about a drug lord(James Coburn) who keeps 5 million, in cash, at his hacienda in South America. Of course, they need firepower(Ernest Bourgnine), they run afoul of local banditos(Anthony Quinn), pick up an expatriated American(Lindsey Wagner), land in jail, are shot at, beat up and are depending on a few drug running, vietnam vets in a badly missing and sputtering plane to rescue them. it is a very fun and exciting ending when it all comes together.
I recorded my copy from the TV, with ads and cuts, because i can't find a commercial reproduction. i would buy a good quality DVD for sure.
*UPDATE* 4-2-04 my dvd is on the way!
you should give this movie a try. it's only $[price]. a bargain!"
High Risk
Ronald Devlin | Hilton Head Island, SC USA | 01/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a movie I saw when it was first released. The plot is so outragious that it might be a true or near true story. I have a life
long friend in Cali Columbia and all he ever mentioned about the life
was incorporated into this movie. This also includes the depiction of
the roving bands of horse riding bandits. Next to Zorba this is most
likely Anthony Quinn's most interesting and hilarious portrayal as the
bandit leader but all performances are strong. This is a sleeper and
a very good addition to a home collection. RVD"