Harry Mitchell, an L.A. manufacturer with a fancy car, a nice house, and a wife running for city council, has his life overturned when three hooded blackmailers appear with a video tape of Harry and his young mistress. He's been set up, and they want $100,000. To protect his wife's political ambitions, Harry won't go to the police; instead, he shines them on and then doesn't pay. They up their demands, so he goes on the offensive, tracking them down and trying to turn one against the other. Their sociopathic leader, Alan, responds with violence toward the mistress and menace toward Harry's wife. Will Harry let up and pay off Alan or can he find some other solution? Written by
His Wife... His Mistress... His Career... A Deadly Trap
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Did You Know?
This film's source novel is called '52 Pick-Up'. Coincidentally, lead actress Ellen Burstyn
was 52 years of age when she acted in The Ambassador
(1984), based on this same book. See more
Near the beginning of the film as Harry enters Cini's apartment we hear a gun being cocked and then see a .45 pistol being pointed at Harry's head. You can clearly see the hammer is not in the cocked position. See more
Then I asked the guy, I said, "Who told you where to find me?" Oh, he said it was you.
I didn't tell him! Jesus Christ! I didn't even tell him your first name!
OK! It could have been someone else!
All right, what about Doreen, huh? I mean, she went out with him!
She wouldn't talk to him.
How do you know that?
Because she's a friend of mine. And she knows if I found out, I'd throw her dead ass off a roof.
Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself
Written by George Russell
Published by Russ-Hix Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Soul Note Records See more