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Highpoint (film)

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Directed by  Peter Carter
Initial release  1982
Art director  Rose Marie McSherry
4.8/10 IMDb

Music by  Christopher Young
Director  Peter Carter
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Produced by  Daniel Fine executive William Immerman Jerry Pam
Written by  Richard Guttman Ian Sutherland
Based on  story by Richard Guttman
Starring  Richard Harris Christopher Plummer
Music director  Christopher Young, John Addison
Cast  Richard Harris, Christopher Plummer, Beverly D'Angelo, Saul Rubinek, Kate Reid
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Highpoint 1982


Highpoint was a Canadian 1982 action film starring Richard Harris, Christopher Plummer and Beverly D'Angelo.

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The film was shot mainly in Quebec, but features a shot of stuntman Dar Robinson jumping off of the Toronto CN Tower in 1979. The stunt used a parachute hidden under his coat.

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Plot

Lewis Kinney is an accountant who goes to work for a wealthy family, the Hatchers. James Hatcher has embezzled $10 million from the mafia and the CIA, and now they are both seeking him. Kinney falls for James' sister Lise and is pursued by two bumbling henchman, Centino and Falco. He eventually outwits them.

Cast

  • Richard Harris as Lewis Kinney
  • Christopher Plummer as James Hatcher
  • Beverly D'Angelo as Lise Hatcher
  • Kate Reid as Mrs. Hatcher
  • Peter Donat as Maronzella
  • Robin Gammell as Banner
  • Saul Rubinek as Centino
  • Maury Chaykin as Falco
  • Production

    The film was based on a script by Richard Guttman, who was a partner in a Hollywood public relations film. It was originally to star Richard Harris and Katherine Ross. Ross was replaced by Beverly D'Angelo.

    Filming started 30 July 1979. The movie was financed by Canadian money, raised under tax concessions which led to the Canadian film boom at the time.

    The movie was reportedly so bad that another $2 million was spent on re-editing.

    Proposed Follow Up

    Harris and Plummer were to appear in another Canadian film, The Burning Book but only $3 million of the $7 million budget could be raised.

    References

    Highpoint (film) Wikipedia


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