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The Pick-Up (1968)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | April 1971 (Japan)
Two mob money couriers, Frankie and Tony, have their latest package of $1 million stolen by two con women, Dana and Marcia, in which the men must find the women to recover the money before they become marked men.

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(as R.L. Frost)

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(original story) (as R.L. Frost), (screenplay) (as Wesdon Bishop) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Bishop ...
Tony
Stefan Zema ...
Frankie
Lois Ursone ...
Dana (as Tracy Saunders)
Lynn Harris ...
Marcia
David F. Friedman ...
Charlie Rosa
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Sal (as R.W. Cresse)
James E. McLarty ...
Eddie (as James McLarty)
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Gordon
Warren James ...
Howie
John Riazzi ...
Riazzi
Don Baker
Antoinette Maynard ...
Charlie's Starlet
Joel Sussman
Maria Lease ...
Party Guest in Chair
Meri McDonald ...
Tony's Girlfriend's Lover (as Micky McDonald)
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Two mob money couriers, Frankie and Tony, have their latest package of $1 million stolen by two con women, Dana and Marcia, in which the men must find the women to recover the money before they become marked men.

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A Million Dollars Was To Be Delivered, The Problem Was -- Who Made The Pick-Up? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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April 1971 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Den vilda jakten på nakenbrudarna  »

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Mike Vraney, Something Weird Video owner, discovered a copy in a Vault in Copenhagen, Denmark. Considering that David Friedman had been looking for a copy for decades, Vraney equated the moment to "discovering the Holy Grail." See more »

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Referenced in Questo sporco mondo meraviglioso (1971) See more »

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Interesting mix of noir and sleaze!
10 February 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

The Pick-Up clearly takes influence in style from the classic film noirs, but it's a hell of a lot rougher than your average noir, and that gives the film a sense of originality - sort of like a classic where naked women get their nipples electrocuted! The plot is your classic crime thriller, and focuses on two men who are working as couriers to the mob, transporting a million dollars across Las Vegas. They meet two women with car trouble and decide to take them back to a hotel for a little fun - but it turns out the women only have eyes for the money, leaving the men in trouble as they are faced with the task of tracking down the women and getting the money back or facing the wrath of the mob! The film flows very well and despite the fact that it was obviously made on a small budget, director Lee Frost (the man behind a number of sleaze flicks such as Love Camp 7, Poor Cecily, Policewomen and A Climax of Blue Power) does well at ensuring the film flows well and remains interesting for the duration. The film also looks surprisingly professional and the director does well at capturing the classic film noir style. The torture is quite nasty and still has an impact despite the fact that the film is in black and white. Overall, this is not a great film; but it's certainly a very interesting one, and I'd recommend it to cult fans.


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