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September 1975 (USA) See more »
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"Get in kid, there's always room for one more...!" See more »
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Sexy hippie chicks Carol and Maureen get more than they bargained for when they hitch a ride with groovy... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Jill Senter ... Carol
Alan Long ... Chuck
Gini Eastwood ... Maureen
Tom Quinn ... Executive
Bess Douglass ... Pythin
Don Penny ... Politician
Elizabeth Sinn ... Mother
Nate Clark ... Boy
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Jim Bouton ... (voice) (uncredited)

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Gerald Kaplan ... Crossing Guard (uncredited)
Evelyn Page ... (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bernard Hirschenson 
 
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John Winter 

Produced by
Stanley Handman .... associate producer
Gale Heyward .... associate producer
Bennie Hirschenson .... producer
John Winter .... producer
 
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Patrick Adams 
Michael Rod 
 
Cinematography by
Bernard Hirschenson 
 
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Bennie Hirschenson 
 
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Bess Douglass 
 
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Bess Douglass .... makeup artist
 
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Gerald Kaplan .... unit production manager (as Jerry Kaplan)
 
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Lee Bost .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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Beau Buchanan .... gaffer
Bernard Hirschenson .... camera operator
Eddie Ramirez .... assistant camera (as Ed Ramirez)
Eddie Rodriguez .... assistant camera
 
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Bernard Hirschenson .... casting
 
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Bernard Hirschenson .... post-production coordinator
 
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Peter Gries .... production assistant
Lora Myers .... production assistant
 

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USA:80 min
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Canada:R (Ontario) | USA:R
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During an interview Gini Eastwood said that while shooting the surreal "alter" scene one night in the swamp a group of poachers wondered onto set and were quite confused by the whole weird scene. Eastwood also added that at one point the crew stumbled upon a group of armed Cuban Commandos while shooting in the swamp.See more »
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12 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
More art-house than grindhouse, 30 September 2009
Author: Zeegrade from Doomed Theater of Despair

Don't let the abundance of positive votes for glowing reviews fool you. Packaged with other exploitation movies like Superchick and Malibu High, Pick-Up is nothing but pretentious wanderings filled with metaphysical mumbo-jumbo dialogue by Bernard Hirschenson who, no surprise, never directed again. Free spirited Carol and deep thinking Maureen hitch a ride with Chuck who must deliver a large RV from Miami to Tallahassee but somehow gets stuck in the Everglades where they prance around naked or partake in suedo-sacrificial ceremonies with Greek deities. Yeah, pure grindhouse experience there. At least the two young beauties bare their bodies consistently which is the only saving grace of this film. At some points in the movie a backstory is provided for the three travelers, albeit disjointedly, providing little insight into why they are at this particular station in life. I'm perfectly fine with the notion that Pick-Up has bigger meaning than I might give it credit, however this is not a movie that belongs in an exploitation collection. The cumulative score of 5.0 as I write this is more indicative of the fact that this is seen by most as an average at best film. This certainly is not an awful film, just not as good as some might make this out to be. Decide for yourself.

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