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 overview, first billed only:
Randy Jensen
Jack Jericho (as Robert Downey)
Phil Harper
Alonzo Scolara
Brian Hamill ...
Tamara Bruno ...
Rae, Girl with Dog
Angie Kempf ...
Jack's Student
Pat, Jack's Colleague
Richie (as Frederick Koehler)
Victoria Jackson ...


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.


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cazachicas  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$13,290,368 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Two of the film's cast had played similar characters in movies the year before in 1986. Dennis Hopper had also played an alcoholic in Hoosiers (1986) whilst Harvey Keitel had also portrayed a mob boss in Wise Guys (1986). See more »


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 »


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 Enemy Mine (1985) See more »


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Written and Performed by Robin Luke
Courtesy of MCA Records
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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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