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Bertie Higgins goes from 'Key Largo' to Hollywood




One of the many musical celebrities to have called Tampa Bay home over the years is Bertie Higgins, the Tarpon Springs yacht rocker best known for his 1981 chart topper, Key Largo. You know:

We had it all,
(We had it all)
Just like Bogie and Bacall

Well, now Higgins is starring in his own late, late show. It‚Äôs a movie called Poker Run, a bloody thriller revolving around the plight of two couples, rich urban bikers, who unwittingly take a motorcycle road trip with a gang of psychopaths. Higgins also is producing the film, which he co-wrote with his 25-year-old son, Julian Higgins, and writer Larry Madill. The younger Higgins directed the 96-minute flick.

“I’m not out to change the world with my films, but I’m out to entertain people, make a few bucks and have a little fun,” the elder Higgins said. “It’s a tough little movie, but we hope people are going to love it.”

For more, read Terri Bryce Reeves' interview with Higgins about Poker Run.

But from a cinematic perspective, we're frankly not sure he could possibly top the Key Largo video, above. Mind-blowing.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:00pm]


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