Make and modelMake and yearYearCategoryImportance/RoleDate added (new ones first)EpisodeAppearance (ep.+time, if avail. It's easy! High-Ballin' (1978) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Later, Rane goes home with Duke, where he is reunited with Duke’s wife Vonetta and their two children. Rane instructs Pickup to check in to a motel and wait for him there, then hides outside where he observes a van stopping in front of the motel, then driving away. Please enable it to continue. He and Rane figure out how to pass under the bridge, unwittingly escaping a trap laid by the hijackers. The next day, Rane and Duke go to King Caroll Cargo to pick up a load of cars to haul. All the truckers drive to King’s to help Rane. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CN_Freight_Train_in_Tampa.jpg. ), See all comments about this movie and its vehicles, © 2004-2019 IMCDb.org — Managed by Controgest SPRL — At a coffee shop, as the two men discuss a rash of violent hijackings against independent truckers, another trucker rudely propositions a pretty female truck driver named Pickup. However, Rane refuses, preferring to continue his biker lifestyle. ©2019 AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE.

New pictures, many vehicles added, but the quality of the pictures isn't still great. The Fifth Wheel Truck Stops was a chain of truck stops, with locations in Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick.They also offered motel service, restaurants, and truck/RV cleaning. Several contemporary critics agreed with the 16 Jun 1978 review in IFJ, which stated, “although High-Ballin’ is no great shakes in terms of original storytelling, director Peter Carter provides a good deal more polish and flash than one might expect of the raucous road genre.” The three leads received praise in a variety of publications, with LAT singling out Helen Shaver’s portrayal and Box preferring Peter Fonda and Jerry Reed’s performances. Advertise on Transportation Nation Network. The film was acquired by American International Pictures (AIP), which was planning to release the film in the US in May of that year, as reported in the 28 Feb 1978 DV and the 3 Apr 1978 Box. Duke’s friend Rane, played by Peter Fonda, comes to […]. Real Issues. While Rane breaks into King’s warehouse, King’s men grab Pickup from her truck. When Rane comments on Pickup’s refusal, the male trucker challenges him to a fight outside the diner that Rane wins. Text appearing after the end credits states, "The Producers thank the following for their assistance: Canadian Kenworth Company; Chrysler Canada Ltd.; Fruehauf Trailer Co. of Canada Ltd.; Radio Shack; Skyline Hotels Limited; Superior Electronics Inc.; Toronto Harbour Commission and World Trade Centre, Toronto," then "Accommodation Provided by the Sutton Place Hotel." Once the paramedics take Duke away, Rane drives toward King Caroll’s place and Tanker jumps on Rane’s motorcycle to get help.

Pictures provided by: carfan, seventiesman, vilero, James C., antp, no-a, Display options: Display as images Display as list Meanwhile, Rane climbs onto the back of Duke's speeding rig and releases the cars so the vehicles will crash into their pursuers. However, materials from AMPAS library files state that the film did not open in Los Angeles, CA until 30 Aug 1978. After dinner, Duke admits to Rane that he is considering giving up trucking, then invites Rane to work with him for the next couple weeks. The two met when they happened to be in Nashville, TN at the same time, and their friendship started to blossom. Both men draw their weapons and Rane shoots Harvey, then embraces Pickup. Pickup arrives at the junction and pulls out a gun in anticipation, noticing that Duke is still being pursued by one car. King encourages Duke to work for him, but Duke declines the offer, then leaves with his cargo of cars. When Duke learns that the permit that legally allows him to transport the load still has not arrived, King gives him the load anyway and promises to pay Duke’s fine if the police arrest him. Harvey reports that Rane is not going to give in, which will inspire others to resist. At a bar that night, Duke and Rane run into Pickup, who complains that she has helped them twice and all she wants is acknowledgment. The film was acquired by American International Pictures (AIP), which was planning to release the film in the US in May of that year, as reported in the 28 Feb 1978 DV and the 3 Apr 1978 Box. Later, when Duke, Rane and Pickup return to Duke’s rig, Duke again mentions the possibility of quitting the business or joining King Caroll because it is not worth risking his life for independence. Several contemporary critics agreed with the 16 Jun 1978 review in IFJ, which stated, “although High-Ballin’ is no great shakes in terms of original storytelling, director Peter Carter provides a good deal more polish and flash than one might expect of the raucous road genre.” The three leads received praise in a variety of publications, with LAT singling out Helen Shaver’s portrayal and Box preferring Peter Fonda and Jerry Reed’s performances. He then concludes that the only solution is to kill Rane, but King is not interested in killing anyone. High-ballin' was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the winter, according to reviews in the 2 Jun 1978 HR, the 12 Jun 1978 Box and the 30 Aug 1978 LAT. AFI champions progress in visual storytelling to empower storytellers, inspire story lovers and further the limitless power of the moving image. We will send you a confirmation when your video has been approved and published. Duke then sees a car parked in distress but drives past, suspecting a trick. The next morning, Duke returns to Slater and leaves with his cargo, disappointed that Rane is not there to meet him.

Rane finds his friend and drives Duke back to his farm, calling for an ambulance on the way. Rane joins Pickup in the motel room and they make love. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The Milton location appeared in key scenes of the 1978 film High-Ballin'.. History. Later, Rane accosts Slater, demanding to know Duke’s whereabouts, then races after Duke in one of Slater’s trucks. Carlson’s credits also include films High-Ballin’, A Christmas Story, Rolling Vengeance, and K2, as well as TV appearances on 21 Jump Street, The X … A lot of these look like vehicles that were already covered. The two then starred together in the Smokey and the Bandit film franchise. American Film Institute 2021 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027-1657, Stanley Chase, The Pando Co. and Jon Slan Present. If Duke gives in, the other independent truckers will, too. One of the hijackers’ bullets hits Duke's fuel tank so that it leaks gas. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>, Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>, Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. High Ballin' was the fourth feature-length film for country singer-turned-actor Jerry Reed. When Duke learns that the permit that legally allows him to transport the load still has not arrived, King gives him the load anyway and promises to pay Duke’s fine if the police arrest him. 6. Two truck drivers fight off thugs who have been hired to drive them out of business. The film was acquired by American International Pictures (AIP), which was planning to release the film in the US in May of that year, as reported in the 28 Feb 1978 DV and the 3 Apr 1978 Box. During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. After Slater explains to Duke and Rane that they must buy the load for $6000, then sell it on their own, Duke agrees to make a pickup in the morning. Pickup says they can make $10,000, but Duke knows it costs $6000 upfront to obtain the cargo.

Duke resumes driving but runs into a detour that leaves him stuck at a low bridge. On 30 Jun 1978, HR reported the movie would open 19 Jul 1978 in southern California. After appearing in W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975), Gator (1976) and Smokey and the Bandit, all starring his close friend Burt Reynolds, Reed proved to be the perfect trucker film sidekick. Back at King’s headquarters, Harvey knocks Pickup unconscious, shooting King when he protests. After Duke leaves, Rane and Pickup dance until a man cuts in, starting a fight. However, Rane refuses, preferring to continue his biker lifestyle. Duke releases the flatbed to slow down the hijackers.

Reuniting with King, Harvey instructs his partner to make sure that Pickup does not get away because she is their only insurance, then leaves to find Duke.