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52 Pick-Up (1986)

 -  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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Cini
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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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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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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 Mitch is taken to a secret location to meet with the extortionists, he sits in a wooden chair against a "wall". He sees his mistress shot five times. After the bad guys leave, he jumps up when he realizes he is in the chair she was murdered in. But, when he first walks in, there is no blood on the chair or wall behind him. See more »

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Doreen: You're after something... and it ain't my pussy!
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Another Winner By The Great John Frankenheimer
2 January 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Based on Elmore Leonard, this is a violent and intelligent action film. The story: a business man is blackmailed by some 3 criminals. Roy Schieder does great job as the leading character and special credit's got to go to John Glover who plays sort of a naughty psychopath. I must mention that the villains characters are very complex and interesting - something that is very rare for an action film. also features some beautiful and sexy women - most notable are Kelly Preston as the young bate for Schieder's character. Vanity gives a very good performance and appearance as the hooker who is connected with the three blackmailers. I'm glad to say that Ann-Margaret still hasn't lost it - this lady is a true babe. Don't look at the rate of this film. I really don't know what the public and some critics have against this film but my suggestion is to ignore them and watch this truly gripping and under-rated film. You will enjoy it, that's a promise. Recommended A+.


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