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How to Pick Up Girls! (1978)

A shy guy gets fired for dating his boss' girlfriend. Taking advantage of his situation he writes a book on how to pick up chicks and on the way finds his love.
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Robby Harrington
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Sally Claybrook
Fred McCarren ...
Donald Becker
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Dana Greenberg
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Chandler Corey
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Manny Shiller
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Nathan Perlmutter
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Cynthia Miller
Rudolph Willrich ...
Frank Cavanaugh
Forbesy Russell ...
Pam
Hollis Winick ...
Denise
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Blonde jogger
Colette Blonigan ...
Suzie
Lorelle Brina ...
Taxi Interview Girl
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Store Clerk
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A shy guy gets fired for dating his boss' girlfriend. Taking advantage of his situation he writes a book on how to pick up chicks and on the way finds his love. Written by mnemonic <auto@antisocial.com>

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3 November 1978 (USA)  »

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Achtung, Schürzenjäger!  »

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While on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Bess Armstrong said she did not originally like the title or premise of the movie. She explained further that the title was deceptive, but after reading the script, she realized it was a "lovely" story. See more »

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How to Pick Up Girls is Sadly Forgotten!
7 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fred McCarren has moved to New York City and friend Desi Arnaz. Jr.'s influence has gotten him a job. Desi is a player and has a way with the girls, but not Fred. He is the quiet type, who befriends Bess Armstrong, another tenant in the apartment building. Fred goes to work for photographer Richard Dawson, who plays his role to perfection. But when Fred breaks a rule by dating a model, Deborah Raffin, he is promptly fired. In his quest for girls and how to fight his own loneliness, he conducts an experiment on how to get women to talk to him. Asking them intimate questions on what they like in men while being taped, women open to him, and his world and attitude changes. He begins to write a book based on his results. But will this become a bestseller or a bust? I couldn't get over how genuinely funny this film was. The scenes between Fred and Bess were so natural you feel like you're just - watching people. This was so real, so good. I can't get over that movies like this were made and then discarded. Polly Bergen and Abe Vigoda make brief appearances in this forgotten little gem. This is a winner that sadly will never see the light of day, and only I know the secret of how to...


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