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Pitch People (1999)

The art of the "pitch" has always played a fascinating role in society. The men and women who have perfected this craft and how they make a livelihood selling various products by way of a ... See full summary »

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The art of the "pitch" has always played a fascinating role in society. The men and women who have perfected this craft and how they make a livelihood selling various products by way of a visual demonstration make up a world unfamiliar to most people. Written by Stanley Jacobs

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The true story of the world's second oldest profession. See more »

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Several of the pitch people seen in the film have passed on including Arnold Morris, Lester Morris, Ed McMahon, Chester Nairne and Roman Prince. See more »

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Harry Mathison: It's not what you sell, it's how you tell them the price.
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Cloud Nine
Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Performed by The Temptations
Used by permission of Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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This is a fun, well paced documentary that gets inside and reveals the humble beginnings of an industry that has grown into a cultural fixture.
13 July 2002 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this behind the scenes look at the people and the history of those relentless infomercials that seem to pop up on every other cable channel. They might often be annoying and laughably corny, .but they are definitely memorable ("In Japan, .the hand can be used like a knife, .but NOT in this case!" ) Pitch people takes you through a fast paced, insiders look at this niche industry, .and shares a colorful history that might surprise you. This was really well put together with some great interviews and some hilarious clips. At the risk of sounding preachy, .I think this film shares an important little nugget of history that should not be overlooked.


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