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The Pick-up Artist (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  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 | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cazachicas  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,290,368 (USA)
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According to show-business trade-paper Variety, Warren Beatty developed the project and was listed as producer during shooting, but producer-of-record credit goes to Beatty's cousin, David Leigh MacLeod. 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 that you have the face of a Botticelli and the body of a Degas?
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References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

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(The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up
Written by Phil Spector, Vincent Poncia and Pete Andreoli
Performed by The Ronettes
Produced by Phil Spector
Courtesy of Phil Spector International
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a delightful, truthful, touching motion picture
18 December 1999 | by (st. louis) – See all my reviews

The essence of this film, contrary to other statements at this site, is dealing with addiction. Each of the central characters has an addiction - alcohol, violence, gambling, womanizing. The Pickup Artist deals with the consequences and self-destructive nature of these specific addictions, as well as addictions in general. The dialogue is extremely witty. The acting is superb; four actors in this film have won, or been nominated for, Academy Awards - including Robert Downey, who is one of only a handful of actors that could have portrayed Charlie Chaplin - the greatest comic genius of all time.


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