Palmer's Pick Up (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  3 March 1999 (USA)
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Two dimwit owners (Robert Carradine, Richard Hillman) of a struggling hauling company are approached about hauling a huge, mysterious box across country at the end of the century. The cargo... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Palmer
Mr. Price
Dick Cash
Eleanor Palmer
Telegraph Operator
Tom Gulager ...
Mr. Remo
Ms. Remo


Two dimwit owners (Robert Carradine, Richard Hillman) of a struggling hauling company are approached about hauling a huge, mysterious box across country at the end of the century. The cargo has religious significance and may be an attempt to release Satan in the Devil's Triangle to start the next century. En route, many step out to try to stop their delivery including Patrick Kilpatrick as a gay ex-con, Talia Shire playing in drag, Morton Downey, Jr. as a tv celebrity, and Rosanna Arquette as a gun-toting sexpot. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Rated R for language, violence and sexuality | See all certifications »


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3 March 1999 (USA)  »

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A Carga Maldita  »

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Did You Know?


Even though the date on this film is 1999 part of it was filmed in the early 1990's. The scenes with "The World's Biggest Office Chair" were filmed at that time, in Anniston, AL. See more »


The bad guy is being electrocuted in the trailer by the Christmas tree. Check out his legs when he's "on fire". Someone simply overlaid a "fire effect" over his picture. His legs flail, but the fire's base doesn't move. See more »


Bruce Palmer: What do you say to a one-legged hitchhiker?
Pearl: What?
Bruce Palmer: Hop in!
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Written and Performed by Andy Rehfeldt
Courtesy of Peanuts & Cheese Music
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A few gags but somewhat disappointing
18 July 2005 | by (Madison, Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

I had hoped to see some really funny material here.

Perhaps I just didn't get it.

Or perhaps the gags really are lame.

I don't recommend this movie.

There were some jabs aimed at a few of the rather ridiculous type folks.

Those who the wise don't take seriously.

Such as a TV evangelist who says "take it all with you." Sorry but a great deal of the acting was no better than what I saw in the senior class play held by the local high school in 1965.

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