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High-Ballin' (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama | 26 May 1978 (USA)
Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.

Director:

Peter Carter

Writers:

Paul F. Edwards (screenplay) (as Paul Edwards), Richard Robinson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Rane
Jerry Reed ... Duke
Helen Shaver ... Pickup
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... King Caroll
Chris Langevin Chris Langevin ... Tanker (as Christopher Langevin)
David Ferry ... Harvey
Harvey Atkin ... Buzz
Leslie Carlson ... Bud (as Les Carlson)
Myrna Lorrie Myrna Lorrie ... Country Singer
Mary Pirie Mary Pirie ... Vonetta
Prairie Oyster Prairie Oyster ... Country Band
Wendy Thatcher Wendy Thatcher ... Hijacker
Arnie Achtman Arnie Achtman ... Cue
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Policeman
George Buza ... Warehouseman
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Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business.

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Taglines:

Truckin' is one thing, High-Ballin' is another, and the way they do it is something else!

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P. F. Flyer See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Triple T Truck Stop is still in business in Tucson AZ after 40 years from the making of this this movie.1978-2018 See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to take place in the States. However, take notice to nearly every vehicle in the film - they all have Ontario plates! See more »

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Referenced in El crack (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

High Rollin'
Written by Jerry Reed and Dick Feller
Sung by Jerry Reed
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A truckload of confusing low rollin' action.
5 March 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

Better head for Rosie's Truck Stop Diner and order a king size stack of flapjacks! That'll give you a higher burst of energy than losing it from watching HIGH BALLIN'. It's got the right ingredients for a 70s trucker movie including some colorful comedy and a C&W music score with Jerry Reed singing the theme song. To my dismay, it has a terrible amount of substandard action. Few cars on the loose and big explosions do not help. A slippery snow setting makes this tough to get the best results out of a simple little basic chase film that carelessly becomes your simple little basic "Save me!" film. The climax is so nearly desperate that one will have in mind how mixed the entertainment gets. "Pickup" is a very appealing character at first, but she later starts going into an emotionally nervous and frightening breakdown, which brings to mind the harsh violence that can't control itself towards the end. The word "confusing" best describes the movie in general. There hasn't been any trucker films recently, but HIGH BALLIN' may show you its greatest weakness: how not to adapt as a well thought out action film. Just leave the tip.


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