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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Mitchell
... Barbara Mitchell
... Doreen
... Alan Raimy
... Leo Franks
... Jim O'Boyle
... Cini
... Mark Arveson
... Bobby Shy
Alex Henteloff ... Dan Lowenthal
Michelle Walker ... Counter Girl
Philip Bartko ... Test Site Worker
... Party Goer
... Party Goer (as Harvey Cowen)
... Party Goer (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
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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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Cini is not just a Nude Model in Detroit 'Porno' Houses! See more »

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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Porn stars Randy West, Tom Byron, Amber Lynn, Sharon Mitchell, Ron Jeremy, Herschel Savage, Erica Boyer, Barbara Dare, Cara Lott and Jamie Gillis appear in the film during the party sequence. See more »

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In the final scene when Alan starts the E-type Jaguar he does it by turning the key, yet that car (as to all pre-1968 XKEs) starts with a starter button on the dashboard, as was demonstrated when it first appears in Harry Mitchell's garage. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Mitchell: Who are you?
Alan Raimy: Silver Lining Accounting Service: "We satisfy or we eat it."
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Happy Days Are Here Again
Words by Jack Yellen
Music by Milton Ager (as Milton Ayer)
Published by CBS Robins Catalogue
Performed by The Gary Tole Orchestra
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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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