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?
Second of two movie versions of an Elmore Leonard
novel. The book had been re-made under the title of The Ambassador
(1984) only a couple of years earlier. Both pictures were produced by Menahem Golan
and Yoram Globus
and The Cannon Group. Of the two films, Leonard wrote the screenplay for only one of them, this being for 52 Pick-Up
(1986). 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
[Alan has stolen Harry's gun
You're hoping for something like this going in, but never in a million years can it happen.
Clean living. It pays off.
Referenced in RoboCop 2
Written by George Russell
Published by Russ-Hix Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Soul Note Records See more