Rose Marie McSherry
| 4.8/10 |
| Daniel Fine
story by Richard Guttman
Christopher Young, John Addison
Richard Harris, Christopher Plummer, Beverly D'Angelo, Saul Rubinek, Kate Reid
Night of Henna, Rafferty and the Gold Dust, The Man from Button Willow, The Premonition, Happy Go Lovely
Highpoint was a Canadian 1982 action film starring Richard Harris, Christopher Plummer and Beverly D'Angelo.
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.
Highpoint (film) Wikipedia
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.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
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.
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.