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The Pick-up Artist (1987)

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

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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)  »

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El cazachicas  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,290,368
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According to the "Robert Downey, Jr. Film Guide" website, Warren Beatty was originally involved as a Producer, but he was unhappy with how the movie turned out, and wouldn't put his name on it. 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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Referenced in Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) See more »

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Under The Boardwalk
Written by Arthur Resnick and Kenny Young
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Features Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey, Jr., solid "5" of 10 movie.
9 December 2001 | by 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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