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52 Pick-Up (1986)

A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

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Harry Mitchell, an L.A. manufacturer with a fancy car, a nice house, and a wife running for city council, has his life overturned when three masked blackmailers appear with a video tape of Harry and his young mistress. He's been set up, and they want $105,000. To protect his wife's political ambitions, Harry won't go to the police; instead, he shines them on and then doesn't pay. They up their demands, so he goes on the offensive, tracking them down and trying to turn one against the other. Their sociopathic leader, Alan, responds with violence toward the mistress and menace toward Harry's wife. Will Harry let up and pay off Alan or can he find some other solution? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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52 vive o muere  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,654,835, 9 November 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,186,646
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The baseball game played in Dodger Stadium in one scene was a real one, between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets. See more »

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When Doreen strips for Harry she gets down to just panties, then in later reverse angle shots she her garter reappears. See more »

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Doreen: You're after something... and it ain't my pussy!
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Written by George Russell
Published by Russ-Hix Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Soul Note Records
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Elmore Leonard fans should NOT miss this one...
10 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a great "small" film. I say "small" because it doesn't have a hundred guns firing or a dozen explosions, as in a John Woo film. Great performances by Roy Scheider and the three "bad guys". John Frankenheimer seems to have more luck with small productions these days. The film is very easy to watch, the story is more of a yarn than a washing machine--instead of everything going around and around, it seems as though things just get worse as the plot thickens. Wonderful ending, very positive. I never read the Elmore Leonard book, but it can't be much different from the film because it FEELS like I'm watching an Elmore Leonard movie.


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