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Pitch People (1999)

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The art of the "pitch" has always played a fascinating role in society. The men and women who have perfected this craft and how they make a livelihood selling various products by way of a ... See full summary »

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Stanley Jacobs

Writer:

Stanley Jacobs
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Cast

Credited cast:
Roland Babin Roland Babin ... Self
Jamie Barr Jamie Barr ... Self
Garrett Bess ... Self
Terry Bishop Terry Bishop ... Self
Billy Carroll Billy Carroll ... Self
Johnny Carson ... Self
George Cook George Cook ... Self
Jerry Crowley Jerry Crowley ... Self
Herman Flores Herman Flores ... Self
Bobby Foster Bobby Foster ... Self
Joe Fowler ... Self
Mary Hatcher Mary Hatcher ... Self
Tony Hodgen-Hall Tony Hodgen-Hall ... Self
Mark Hyman Mark Hyman ... Self
Connie Jorgenson Connie Jorgenson ... Self
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The art of the "pitch" has always played a fascinating role in society. The men and women who have perfected this craft and how they make a livelihood selling various products by way of a visual demonstration make up a world unfamiliar to most people. Written by Stanley Jacobs

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It's not what you sell, it's how you tell them the price. See more »

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Ever since its release, "Pitch People" has been used by salespeople to hone their skills. See more »

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Harry Mathison: It's not what you sell, it's how you tell them the price.
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Danza di piccoli schiavi mori
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Conducted by Rico Saccani
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
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This is a fun, well paced documentary that gets inside and reveals the humble beginnings of an industry that has grown into a cultural fixture.
13 July 2002 | by joeflickSee all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this behind the scenes look at the people and the history of those relentless infomercials that seem to pop up on every other cable channel. They might often be annoying and laughably corny, .but they are definitely memorable ("In Japan, .the hand can be used like a knife, .but NOT in this case!" ) Pitch people takes you through a fast paced, insiders look at this niche industry, .and shares a colorful history that might surprise you. This was really well put together with some great interviews and some hilarious clips. At the risk of sounding preachy, .I think this film shares an important little nugget of history that should not be overlooked.


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Official Sites:

SJPL Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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SJPL Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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