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 masked blackmailers appear with a video tape of Harry and his young mistress. He's been set up, and they want $105,000. 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
Greed. Extortion. Revenge.
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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
The "exploding" Jaguar is slightly different than the one used throughout the film. It has a dent between the door and bonnet, lacks the passenger-side rear-view mirror, and the hard top is missing the glass rear window. Given the value of the car it is forgivable that the "real" one was not blown up. See more
[taking pictures of Doreen as she strips
The last one was underexposed.
Oh, yeah? And I say wait 'til I get my pants off, you want more exposure.
That's pretty good.
Or, as the dude says, "What size is your aperture?"
A lot of laughs in your business, huh?
Referenced in The House of Usher
Gotta Have You
Written by Michael Bishop
and Scott Page
Published by Cannon Film Music (BMI)
Performed by The Lucas Sisters
Produced by Michael Bishop See more