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How to Pick Up Girls! (1978)

A shy guy gets fired for dating his boss' girlfriend. Taking advantage of his situation he writes a book on how to pick up chicks and on the way finds his love.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Desi Arnaz Jr. ... Robby Harrington
Bess Armstrong ... Sally Claybrook
Fred McCarren ... Donald Becker
Polly Bergen ... Dana Greenberg
Richard Dawson ... Chandler Corey
Alan King ... Manny Shiller
Abe Vigoda ... Nathan Perlmutter
Deborah Raffin ... Cynthia Miller
Rudolph Willrich Rudolph Willrich ... Frank Cavanaugh
Forbesy Russell Forbesy Russell ... Pam
Hollis Winick Hollis Winick ... Denise
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandahl Bergman ... Blonde jogger
Colette Blonigan ... Suzie
Lorelle Brina Lorelle Brina ... Taxi Interview Girl
Jon Bruno ... Store Clerk
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A shy guy gets fired for dating his boss' girlfriend. Taking advantage of his situation he writes a book on how to pick up chicks and on the way finds his love. Written by mnemonic <auto@antisocial.com>

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How does a guy go from klutz to the world's greatest lover? Just ask the girls. That's what Donald did...and look at him now!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Achtung, Schürzenjäger! See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Captures the essence of the late '70s.
11 March 2003 | by dgordon-1See all my reviews

I remember this movie fondly from 1978, and watched it whenever it came on TV, usually late-night through the early '80s, then it disappeared. Fred McCarren plays a small town guy that moves to New York City, and stays with his swinging friend (Desi Araz Jr.) It's loosely based on the author of the paperback "How To Pick Up Girls", which was advertised in major magazines like Playboy & Penthouse in the late '70s & early '80s. It captures the singles scene in New York in true '70s New York style. There is also a scene where Donald (Fred McCarren) is partying with a model/girlfriend of his boss (Deborah Raffin) at Studio 54! I always liked this movie, but hadn't seen it since the early '80s. I was lucky & found a VHS tape of it on the internet. It's a movie that will have lots of appeal for lovers of '70s nostalgia.


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