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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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Wes Bishop ...
Tony
Stefan Zema ...
Frankie
Lois Ursone ...
Dana (as Tracy Saunders)
Lynn Harris ...
Marcia
David F. Friedman ...
Charlie Rosa
Bob Cresse ...
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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Las Vegas ... a thousand hotels .. 3000 showgirls ... 10,000 pleasures ... and a million ways to die! See more »

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Surprisingly professional, intense roughie/noir
3 June 2004 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

"The Pick-Up" was something of a vanity project for sexploitation maven Friedman. In fact, he and many of his cronies (e.g., Bob Cresse) play significant cameo roles in the film -- the best bit of business coming when Friedman himself illustrates how showgirls are cast. A lot more effort than usual was expended on creating a professional, stylish narrative, with the two leads being well-drawn and winningly acted, a twisty story with a few zingers in the dialogue, and fine Cassavettes-like direction from nudie/roughie vet Frost (who went on to more "legitimate" titles later). Although, in comparison to other efforts in the genre, the sex and exploitation elements take a back seat here, the realistic context gives them a more intense edge than usual -- it'll remind you of all the times you spontaneously ended up in the sack with some sexy dame and lived to regret it. One particularly electrifying (I mean that literally) scene of torture is right out of Michael and Roberta Findlay's playbook. This 60s rarity is only available in a print with Danish subtitles, and is a perfect follow-up to the same team's equally astounding "The Defilers", which was arguably the first authentic title in the "roughie" genre. Unending kudos to Something Weird Video for its persistence in digging this one up.


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