• Shirley
  • Summerland
  • My Name is Baghdad
  • Turner Risk
  • Love, Victor
  • Stormy Night (A)
  • 7 minutes
  • I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  • Goodbye Mother
  • Head Burst
  • Vlastníci
  • Right Near the Beach
  • Milkwater
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Mélange
  • Sublet
  • Clementine
  • Secret Love (A)
  • Kelet
  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
  • Shangela is Shook
  • Deadwood: The Movie
  • Character One: Susan
  • Braking for Whales
  • Calm with Horses
  • Bad Education
  • Escaping Freedom
  • Spiral
  • Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)
  • Cicada
  • Burning Baby (The)
  • Low End (The)
  • Keystone
  • Importance of Being Oscar (The)
  • World on Fire
  • Stardust
  • How to Build a Girl
  • To the Stars
  • My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys
  • Hunters

52 Pick-Up

Country: USA, Language: English, 110 mins

  • Director: John Frankenheimer
  • Writer: Elmore Leonard
  • Producer: Yoram Globus; Menahem Golan

CGiii Comment

John Glover plays a (gay) blackmailing psychopath who utters some of the most ridiculous dippy-trippy lines ever uttered - it's the 80s...not a hippy commune in the 60s.

Frankenheimer has made some notable films as has Scheider - unfortunately, this is not one of them - for both parties.


The(ir) Blurb...

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?

Cast & Characters

Roy Scheider as Harry Mitchell;
Ann-Margret as Barbara Mitchell;
Vanity as Doreen;
John Glover as Alan Raimy;
Robert Trebor as Leo Franks;
Lonny Chapman as Jim O'Boyle;
Kelly Preston as Cini;
Doug McClure as Mark Arveson;
Clarence Williams III as Bobby Shy;
Alex Henteloff as Dan Lowenthal;
Michelle Walker as Counter Girl;
Philip Bartko as Test Site Worker;
Tom Byron as Party Goer;
Herschel Savage as Party Goer;
Ron Jeremy as Party Goer