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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Vanessa Williams:  As Rae, the girl in the street with a dog. See more »


During the most of the movie, Randy wears a blouse is buttoned up to the neck and a necklace over the top of it. Except for the scene where she is exiting the casino after her big loss, as she walks out and her blouse is unbuttoned at the neck and she is not wearing the necklace. However, in the next scene the blouse is buttoned again and necklace returns. The description of an apparent discontinuity is accurate; however, in the shot with open blouse and sans necklace, Randy is also not wearing her jacket. In the following shot, as she emerges from the casino with Jack after her devastating setback, she has donned her jacket, buttoned her blouse, and restored her necklace. The apparent costume discontinuity dissolves in the brief lapse of unrecorded time. 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 »


Written by Reggie Calloway
Performed by LeVert
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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