High Velocity (film)
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High Velocity Film
High Velocity
Directed byRemi Kramer
Produced byTakafumi Ohashi
Screenplay byRemi Kramer
Michael Parsons
StarringBen Gazzara
Britt Ekland
Paul Winfield
Keenan Wynn
Music byJerry Goldsmith
CinematographyRobert Paynter
Edited byDavid Bretherton
First Asian Films of California
Distributed byTurtle Releasing
Release date
Running time
105 minutes

High Velocity is a 1976 action film that was the only film of director Remi Kramer, who also co-wrote the screenplay.


An American business executive is kidnapped by a revolutionary guerrilla group in an unnamed Asian nation. Unwilling to meet the terrorist's demands or to use the security forces of the nation, the victim's employer and his wife hire two fun-loving American expatriate Vietnam veterans to rescue him. Together with their local friend and guide, the trio find out that they are up against an unexpected and deadly enemy.



High Velocity was the only completed film of First Asian Films of California who contracted with Filmways Productions (Philippines) to supply local facilities and crews. Japanese producer Takafumi Ohashi selected Remi Kramer who had previously received a 1971 Clio Award, directed several Marlboro Man commercials and designed the film title design for The Doris Day Show. Kramer co-wrote the film with Michael Joaquin Parsons (?-September 15, 2013), who had been involved in the Philippine film industry since the 1960s.[1] The cinematographer, Robert Paynter was English and the stunt director, Clem Parsons was Australian. Paynter shot the film in Panavision using Panavision Silent Reflex (PSR) camera, with Superspeed 35, 50, 75, and 100-millimeter lenses to cope with the extensive low light levels at night in the jungle and Manila's Chinatown.[2] Filming began in 1974 with production completed in 1975. First Asian Films of California then planned a US$4 million film about General John J. Pershing[3] but the film was never produced.


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