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52 Pick-Up (1986)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  7 November 1986 (USA)
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A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They shouldn't have blackmailed Harry Mitchell. He made them pay - in blood.... See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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52 vive o muere  »

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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 »

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When Doreen strips for Harry she gets down to just panties, then in later reverse angle shots she her garter reappears. See more »

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Alan Raimy: I want you to know what we know so your mind will be clear, you dig?
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forget 'catchaser', 'jackie brown' and especially 'get shorty'; this is elmore leonard at his very best!
7 May 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

my only problem with this excellant, overlooked thriller is how any right minded bloke would even think of having a mistress when he could get home to ann margret every night plus the non acting ability of vanity even though she gets to take her kit off which is worth seeing alone! this is a marvellous, gripping and blackly comic gem that's been unfairly ignored compared to other inferior elmore leonard adaptations a'la the aforementioned along with 'stick' and 'touch'. john glover and clarence williams are both very funny as the two heavies along with a whole medley of gorgeous topless babes whilst the whole thing is expertly directed with stoic professsionalism by veteran great john frankenheimer. his mother was irish you know. highly recommended!


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