Director 斯图尔特·拉菲尔 spoke of how this movie came about: "A producer came to me and said I like your movie [荒野家族历险记 (1975)]. He said, 'I have the money to make a movie, but we have to get started in three weeks'."
This movie's director 斯图尔特·拉菲尔 once said of this picture: "There's a lot of fun and light moments in 'High Risk'. I see the film being in the 'Butch Cassidy' mold. There's humor, but the dangers, and the bullets, are real. Our heroes are not really competent enough to do what they do. They're working class guys who gamble their all on a chance to make it rich, and as such, I feel that they will be that much more easily identifiable to out audiences. They are simply doing what we would all like to do - have an adventure that would make our dreams become reality."
Director 斯图尔特·拉菲尔 once said of working with actor 詹姆斯·柯本 on this movie that Coburn was "one of the most interesting people I've ever met. He was terribly beat up with arthritis at the time and had to be lifted onto a horse for the movie. But he was interested in all sorts of esoteric philosophies and things."
Actors 布鲁斯·戴维森 and 詹姆斯·布洛林 actually crossed the very narrow and wobbly rope footbridge (with safety harnesses) that is suspended across a two hundred foot deep gorge that is seen in one of the movie's action sequences. However, stunt doubles took over for when the two fall off the bridge when it collapses.
This movie was not the first time that 詹姆斯·柯本 and 安东尼·奎恩 had appeared in the same movie. They both starred in 牙买加的风 (1965) about sixteen years earlier. Though they both acted together in that movie, they appear in the same sequence at the end of this movie but don't actually act together in the same shot.
Third and final cinema movie collaboration of veteran actors 欧内斯特·博格宁 and 安东尼·奎恩. The films were: 壮士千秋 (1961), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), and 杂牌敢死队 (1981). The three pictures were all made in different decades: the 1960s, the 1970s, and the 1980s.The first and last of the joint ventures were made and released around twenty years apart.