The Hi-Line


1h 44m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Sam Polvino comes to a small Montana town to recruit employees for his Chicago retail agency. His first interviewee is Vera Johnson, a recent high school graduate eager for her first job. However Sam has not been upfront about why he is in Montana--he agreed to find Vera Johnson to fulfill a final

Film Details

Also Known As
Hi Line, The, Hi-Line
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1999
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Montana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Sam Polvino comes to a small Montana town to recruit employees for his Chicago retail agency. His first interviewee is Vera Johnson, a recent high school graduate eager for her first job. However Sam has not been upfront about why he is in Montana--he agreed to find Vera Johnson to fulfill a final request for a dying friend. Not understanding the true nature of this request, Sam had grudgingly agreed. However as the story unfolds, strange things begin to happen. Vera finds herself increasingly intrigued by this man from the big city. Mysterious and roughly attractive, Sam represents an unexplored world of possibilities. But Sam recognizes the part he's played in exposing Vera to the realities of her origins. And accepting the vulnerability of her present state of mind, he feels uncharacteristically protective of her. The two are thus swept up in a journey to uncover a hidden past.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hi Line, The, Hi-Line
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1999
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Montana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States on Video January 9, 2001

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City, September 17-24, 1999.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for industry veteran Ron Judkins whose work as a production sound mixer earned him an Academy Award in 1994 for Best Sound on "Jurassic Park." (USA/1993).

Straight-to-video release.

Completed shooting March 20, 1998.

Began shooting February 18, 1998.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States on Video January 9, 2001

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah Januray 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City, September 17-24, 1999.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)