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Higher Ground
Higher Ground
Actors: John Denver, Paul Batten, Gary Chalk, Garry Davey, John Rhys-Davies
Director: Robert Day
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
PG     2009     1hr 36min

John Denver stars in this dramatic thriller set against the awesome backdrop of the Alaskan wilderness. A disillusioned FBI agent decides to retire and join his buddy running an air freight business. When his friend is mur...  more »


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Actors: John Denver, Paul Batten, Gary Chalk, Garry Davey, John Rhys-Davies
Director: Robert Day
Creators: Richard Leiterman, Lee Holdridge, David G. Blangsted
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/27/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

John Denver Gets Tough in Alaska
cocoproducer | Castle Rock, Colorado United States | 12/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm happy that another one of John Denver's TV movies is being released officially rather than a backroom under the counter thing. He made some genuine films and this is another one that will thrill the JD enthusiast.

Set in LA and Alaska, John takes on the bootleggers of Alaska after becoming frustrated with corporate FBI procedures. He turns gritty and still keeps that John Denver appeal that we all grew up with. While this movie was released 20 years ago on CBS, it withstands those two decades as genuine entertainment. He only sings one song but it is part of the movie's plot and not a solo cutaway.

Get it while you can, it probably will be a limited release and end up on ebay at some point."
A "must-have" for John Denver fans
Hoosier Fingerpicker | 02/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I eagerly awaited delivery of this newly released DVD. It arrived in yesterday's mail and I watched it last night. I was truly surprised with John's performance. Admittedly, he was not a great actor, but a substantially good one. Of his films that I've seen, this was his best. The casting is superb; the acting well directed with fine performances all around. The scenery is magnificent and John sings and plays. A perfect evening of entertainment."
M. langstaff | 02/26/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This little telefilm is a must have for John Denver fans. If, for no other reason, it is one of the few films he ever did. Otherwise, there is not much about it that is worth anything. The story isn't bad. The scenic shots of Alaska are stunning. It is a big budget production with a fairly solid cast. The direction is weak and unimaginative and the writing appalling. The entire film makes you wince given the words that these actors have to struggle with. However, for JD fans, it's a chance to spend some time with him. The character he plays is really John Denver as an FBI agent. "Oh God" gave us JD when he was much younger. This film gives you a more mature JD. Aside from "Oh God", "Foxfire" with Jessica Tandy is a much better film with John. The, as yet to be released in DVD telefilm "The Christmas Gift" is also a better choice to see JD. He's a pretty natural actor and, in "The Christmas Gift", he sings a lovely verse from one of his more contemporary songs, "Love Again" - an added bonus."
John Denver is fantastic in a serious role
M. Strube | Vancouver, WA | 10/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a a great treat for anyone and a must see for fans of John Denver. He's looking great, showing off his excellent acting abilities against the backdrop of beautiful Alaska and is shown doing what he loved almost better than anything; flying. It is exciting to see him in fight scenes, a sharp contrast to his gentle nature and beautiful songs. Even peace loving people sometimes have to stand up for what is right."