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American Pickers -- Mike and Frank are in Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of Indian Motorcycles. While there, the guys chase a legend that could be a real buried treasure, and drop a massive amount of cash on a stash of classic motorcycles.

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Release Date:
18 January 2010 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.
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Great show. Anyone who has bought or sold in this type of business can relate. See more (20 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 4)
Frank Fritz ... Himself / ... (154 episodes, 2010-2015)
Mike Wolfe ... Himself / ... (145 episodes, 2010-2014)
Danielle Colby-Cushman ... Herself (145 episodes, 2010-2014)
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Series Directed by
Ian Gelfand (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Keshia Coe (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Elias Orelup (9 episodes, 2014)
Jerry Carita (4 episodes, 2010)
Guy Fiorita (4 episodes, 2010)
Adam Matalon (4 episodes, 2010)
Catherine Pappas (4 episodes, 2010)
Todd Broder (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Mike Wolfe (1 episode, 2013)

Series Produced by
Tim-Ryan O'Kane .... story producer / lead story producer / ... (59 episodes, 2011-2014)
Mary Swanhaus .... supervising story producer / supervising producer (37 episodes, 2010-2012)
Elias Orelup .... field producer / field story producer / ... (32 episodes, 2013-2014)
Julie Cooper .... supervising producer (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
Annie MacKinnon .... field producer (12 episodes, 2010)
Bengt Anderson .... series producer (11 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Tyler Carnathan .... field story producer (9 episodes, 2014)
Krystia Basil .... line producer (8 episodes, 2011)
Steve McGovern .... line producer (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ben Epstein .... senior story producer (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Rachel Mills .... field producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Dan Marcellus .... associate producer (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mark Poertner .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Swanhaus .... series producer (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Charles Tremayne .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Elizabeth Wade .... supervising story producer / supervising producer (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mike Wolfe .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Simon Lloyd .... producer (4 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kim Bondi .... producer (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Original Music by
Randy Dzielak (25 episodes, 2011-2014)
Mike Plas (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
Matt Chambless (12 episodes, 2010)
Jeff Peters (12 episodes, 2010)
Wellington Lora Jr. (6 episodes, 2010)
Wade Marshall (5 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Chiappardi (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Michael Clevenger (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Trevor Ristow (30 episodes, 2011-2014)
Robert Kew (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tennille Uithof (8 episodes, 2010)
Eduardo Martinez (7 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Neill (7 episodes, 2010)
Brendan Reed (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nick Damiano (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Anthony Ripoli (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Rob Chandler (2 episodes, 2010)
Julie Bob Lombardi (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Julianne Berg (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Casting by
Jodi Friedman (26 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Production Management
Michael McNally .... production manager (12 episodes, 2010)
Reina Nishida .... production manager (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Siegel .... assistant director (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
Amanda Rosa .... assistant director (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Annie MacKinnon .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Grant Edmonds .... sound re-recording mixer (60 episodes, 2010-2012)
James Bastable .... sound editor (52 episodes, 2010-2011)
Luciano Dias .... audio supervision / audio supervisor (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan White .... camera operator (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Gorn .... camera operator (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
Autumn Eakin .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2012)
Phil Contursi .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2010)
Tim Spellman .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Casting Department
Jodi Friedman .... senior casting producer / casting producer (49 episodes, 2012-2014)
Cristin Cricco-Powell .... supervising casting producer (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jake Bandman .... casting producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sunday Mensah .... senior casting producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Anthony Rodriguez .... casting associate producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Editorial Department
Denise Lee-Hutchinson .... assistant editor / post-production assistant: technical advisor (141 episodes, 2010-2014)
David Gelston .... post-production coordinator (99 episodes, 2011-2014)
Dave Gotwald .... additional editor / assistant editor / ... (72 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kelly Simpson .... junior editor (60 episodes, 2012-2014)
Greg Innes .... on-line editor (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lee Schloss .... assistant editor (16 episodes, 2014)
Adrian Saywell .... colorist / on-line editor (13 episodes, 2010)
Lester Lubuguin .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Jingle Punks .... composer: theme music / music by / ... (126 episodes, 2010-2014)
Miles Kennedy .... composer: additional music (108 episodes, 2011-2014)
Barak Shpiez .... composer: additional music (34 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jared Gutstadt .... composer: theme music (25 episodes, 2010-2011)
Michael Harrison Walpole .... composer: additional music (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
Adam Arcuragi .... composer: additional music (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Louise Heaney .... composer: additional music (13 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jeff Peters .... composer: additional music (12 episodes, 2010)
Cody Westheimer .... composer: stock music (12 episodes, 2010)
Steve Bauman .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kyle Wittlin .... composer: additional music (9 episodes, 2010-2013)
Alberto Domínguez .... composer: additional music (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Matt Chambless .... composer: additional music (9 episodes, 2010)
Michael John Mollo .... composer: additional music (9 episodes, 2011-2014)
Joel Dean .... composer: additional music / composer: incidental music (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
John Turner .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tim-Ryan O'Kane .... composer: additional music / music supervisor (6 episodes, 2011-2014)
Alex Fouquet .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Haim Mazar .... composer: stock music (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Barry French .... composer: additional music (4 episodes, 2012)
Tracey and Vance Marino .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2012)
Jared Forman .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2013)
David S. Hamilton .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jeff Leauby .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Michael Craig Cohen .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2013)
Pedro Costa .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Other crew
Sherri Rufh .... head of production administration (60 episodes, 2010-2012)
Vanessa Aprile .... production assistant (38 episodes, 2010-2011)
Stephen Tyler Carnathan .... production assistant (36 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tara Dean .... legal and business affairs executive (34 episodes, 2013-2014)
Cory Reidenouer .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2014)
Andrew Deiters .... researcher / visual researcher (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Frank Otero .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2010)
Josh Halpert .... researcher (8 episodes, 2010)
Whitney Engstrom .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Matthew Bernabei .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Whitney Diehl .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Michael Miller .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Anthony Prentice .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Tom Keady .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dave Ohrt .... picks consultant (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Randi Rosenthal .... office production assistant / production assistant (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Thanks
Pamela Jo Davis .... in memoriam: 1946-2013 (1 episode, 2013)
Bob Trepenier .... in memoriam: 1940-2014 (1 episode, 2014)
 

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60 min (including commercials)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Singapore:PG13 (season 1) | Singapore:PG (season 2) | USA:TV-PG

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Quotes:
[first lines]
Mike Wolfe:I'm Mike Wolfe.
Frank Fritz:And I'm Frank Fritz.
Mike Wolfe:And we're pickers.
Frank Fritz:We travel the back roads of America looking for rusty gold. We're looking for amazing things buried in people's garages and barns.
Mike Wolfe:What most people see as junk, we see as dollar signs.
Frank Fritz:We'll buy anything we think we can make a buck on.
Mike Wolfe:Each item we pick has a history all its own. And the people we meet? Well, they're a breed all their own. We make a living telling the history of America... one piece at a time.
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Referenced in "The Middle: The Safe (#4.7)" (2012)See more »

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14 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Great show. Anyone who has bought or sold in this type of business can relate., 22 January 2011
Author: jforem1-1 from United States

American Pickers represents a strong niche of society, the buyers, sellers, and collectors of treasures that most people wouldn't regard as treasures. Having worked in a similar type of store growing up, I can relate to their plight.

'Pickers' can take different forms. Some are pure pickers who will go place to place, yard sale to yard sale, buying select items like Mike and Frank do. Others will buy entire estates for a flat fee: trashing the trash and selling the good stuff at different rates. There are multiple variations in the middle.

What makes Mike special is that within picker ranks there are invariably people who are looking for the buck, more than the adventure. There are very few people like Mike who will say something like "its worth more than that" and offer someone a better price on an item when the owner of the item gives him a low price offer. Commenters who think Mike and Frank are "rip-off" artists are incredibly misinformed.

1) Selling items requires knowing the market to sell in. If you place an item for auction you pay a fee on top of placing the item up, and it may not go for what you want. 2) Even selling on Ebay you may not get the price you want. When the show gives the "price" of items, that doesn't mean thats what Mike and Frank will get for the item. But people sell items to them because Mike and Frank have developed a customer base who the individual seller may never be able to find.

American Pickers is a show that does what it advertises to do: tell the history of America piece by piece. The little "historical quips" are NOT what tells the history, as the idiotic review before me noted. Rather the history of America is told through the items, their materials, and the people who hold on to them. American Pickers is a highly recommended show for anyone who wants to deviate from the path of the history books and see American history as it exists today.

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