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A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.

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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
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Mike
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Karen
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Rae, Girl with Dog
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Jack's Student
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Pat, Jack's Colleague
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Richie (as Frederick Koehler)
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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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Debut role in an American feature film of actress Lorraine Bracco. See more »

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Quotes

Jack Jericho: Did anyone ever tell you you're too good to be true?
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Features Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey, Jr., solid "5" of 10 movie.
9 December 2001 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

What's most amazing about this film is 5% of the IMDb voters gave it a "10"! I suspect they are all friends, relatives, or agents of members of the cast. Molly, who was only 18, and Robert are fine, however the story and script are pretty plain. Both of them are "gamblers", Downey is trying to pick up Molly, doesn't succeed until the very end, the day after she told him "we're not good for each other." Gangsters and Atlantic City gambling are involved. Some pretty high-powered actors, like Keitel, Aiello, Baranski, Hopper, Bracco, Gunton (Shawshank warden) are in it.

This film is one of those in Ringwald's "hit void" between "Pretty in Pink" and "Betsy's Wedding", the latter a hit only because of the rest of the cast. Although she has been in many films, very few of us have seen her since 1990. I wonder what happened to her promising film career?


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