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The Pick-up Artist (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  18 September 1987 (USA)
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A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.

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Cast

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Randy Jensen
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Jack Jericho (as Robert Downey)
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Phil Harper
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Nellie
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Alonzo Scolara
Brian Hamill ...
Mike
Tamara Bruno ...
Karen
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Rae, Girl with Dog
Angie Kempf ...
Jack's Student
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Pat, Jack's Colleague
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Richie (as Frederick Koehler)
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Stan
Victoria Jackson ...
Lulu
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Carla
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A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.

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The Pick-Up Artist... has finally met his match.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cazachicas  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,290,368 (USA)
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The characters that Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr. played were nineteen and twenty-one years old. In real life, around the time that the film was made and released, they were aged about 19 and 22 respectively, approximately the same age as their characters. See more »

Goofs

When Randy leads Jack and a group of kids on a tour of the museum, she and the kids refer to a dinosaur as a 'Brontosaurus'. By the 1980s it was already well known that the correct name for this animal is 'Apatosaurus'. A tour guide should know this. See more »

Quotes

Jack Jericho: Did anyone ever tell you you're too good to be true?
Randy Jensen: No only that I'm too truthful to be good.
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References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

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Goes downhill fast after promising opening
6 October 1999 | by (california) – See all my reviews

One plot device that the movie turns on is absolutely unbelievable. I won't spoil it, but it stands out like a sore thumb. The opening twenty minutes or so are nicely done as the two leads get to know one another, sort of. After their lives are revealed to each other things get very dull and I can't get past the inanity of this plot point.

I thought Molly Ringwald was good in her role, what there was of it. The script is awful and that's a good deal of the problem, but there's no chemistry here, either.


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