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High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977)

High Rolling (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Crime | October 1978 (USA)
Two fun-loving carnival workers take a vacation with the hope of finding plenty of sex and drugs. Their "quest" is fulfilled when they encounter a dope-peddler and two exotic nightclub dancers.

Director:

Igor Auzins

Writer:

Forrest Redlich (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Bottoms ... Texas
Grigor Taylor Grigor Taylor ... Alby
Wendy Hughes ... Barbie
Sandra McGregor Sandra McGregor ... Susie
John Clayton John Clayton ... Arnold
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Bus Driver
Judy Davis ... Lynn
Mario Milano Mario Milano ... Country Fighter
Paul Young Paul Young ... First Shooter
Gil Tucker ... Second Shooter
Christine Amor Christine Amor ... First Teenage Girl
Marilyn Vernon Marilyn Vernon ... Second Teenage Girl
Simon Chilvers ... Sideshow Boss
Katie Morgan Katie Morgan ... Girl at Motel (as Katy Morgan)
Terry Gill Terry Gill ... Nightclub Waiter
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Two fun-loving carnival workers take a vacation with the hope of finding plenty of sex and drugs. Their "quest" is fulfilled when they encounter a dope-peddler and two exotic nightclub dancers.

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They're Wild, Outrageous and Loveable! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Rolling in a Hot Corvette See more »

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Budget:

AUD400,000 (estimated)
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Hexagon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film was given an M (recommended for 15+) rating by the Australian Classification Board on 01/07/1977. When rated for DVD on 11/08/2004, it actually gained the higher rating of MA (restricted to 15+) , the extras on the DVD being non-explicit. The 1980s Australian VHS video-cassette release actually showed this film as having an R (restricted to 18+) classification rating. See more »

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Rolls to a stop.
8 January 2013 | by Jonathon_NatsisSee all my reviews

For a film chock full of as many staples of classic Ozploitation cinema as High Rolling, one could be forgiven for ignoring its obvious flaws and instead enjoying the film solely as a feel-good, road-trip shambles. Indeed, High Rolling starts off that way, but many of its initially entertaining quirks wear off rapidly, resulting in an empty shell of a viewing experience with little to offer on the grounds of character, plot, humour or basic escapism.

Joseph Bottoms and Grigor Taylor play Tex and Alby, two knockabouts who abandon their directionless jobs at a travelling carnival in search of some on-the-road hijinks. Along the way, they hijack a Corvette, get lucky with a couple of nightclub singers and find themselves on the run from the mob.

The film's place in Australian history remains firmly held, if only for the solid debut appearance of one of the country's most reliable exports in Judy Davis (My Brilliant Career, Barton Fink). Meanwhile, the occasional likability of her two male leads fails to win out against a woeful screenplay and Bottoms' distracting overacting, making High Rolling a throwaway piece of entertainment at best, and an utter waste of time at worst.

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