Pick-Up Artist

Pick-Up Artist

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Director: James Toback

Cast: James Toback, Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper

     
 

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With this rote but well-cast romantic comedy, writer-director James Toback began his long association with actor Robert Downey, Jr. The latter stars as Jack Jericho, a grade school teacher and smooth operator who zealously polishes his cliched pick-up lines in front of a mirror. Jack's come-ons even work on Randy Jensen (MollySee more details below

Overview

With this rote but well-cast romantic comedy, writer-director James Toback began his long association with actor Robert Downey, Jr. The latter stars as Jack Jericho, a grade school teacher and smooth operator who zealously polishes his cliched pick-up lines in front of a mirror. Jack's come-ons even work on Randy Jensen (Molly Ringwald), a redheaded museum tour guide who dishes up a stream of retorts, matching Jack's verbal banter. After quickly trysting in the back of Jack's car, Randy flatly thanks him and walks off. Realizing that Randy is his soul mate, Jack gets his pal Phil (Danny Aiello) to find her. She's in Atlantic City, desperately trying to win $25,000 with her paycheck. Her father, Flash (Dennis Hopper), is an inveterate alcoholic who owes the money to a mobster, Alonzo (Harvey Keitel). Alonzo is willing to erase the debt if Randy will sleep with a South American kingpin, so she's trying to hit a jackpot that will get her and Flash off the hook. With a deadline of tomorrow, Jack sets out to get Randy's money and convince her that he's Mr. Right. The Pick-Up Artist was the final film appearance of actress Mildred Dunnock, who played Jack's grandmother.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/1998
UPC:
0086162152931
Original Release:
1987
Source:
20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Molly Ringwald Randy Jensen
Robert Downey Jack Jericho
Dennis Hopper Flash Jensen
Danny Aiello Phil
Mildred Dunnock Nellie, Jack's Grandmother
Harvey Keitel Alonzo
Brian Hamill Mike
Tamara Bruno Karen
Vanessa Williams Rae
Angie Kempf Jack's Student
Polly Draper Pat
Frederick Koehler Richie
Robert Towne Stan
Victoria Jackson Lulu
Lorraine Bracco Carla
Bob Gunton Portacarrero
Clem Caserta Clem
Christine Baranski Harriet
Joe Spinell Eddie
Tony Conforti Tony
Jilly Rizzo Floor Manager
Tom Signorelli Mary
Reni Santoni Actor
James Toback Actor
Anne Bobby Actor
Alexis Cruz Actor
Isabel García Lorca Actor
Max Raven Vinnie Costanza

Technical Credits
James Toback Director,Screenwriter
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Warren Beatty Producer
David Bretherton Editor
Angelo Corrao Editor
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Howard Feuer Casting
Bill Groom Art Director
John Alan Hicks Set Decoration/Design
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
David L. MacLeod Producer
Tom Reilly Asst. Director
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Gordon Willis Cinematographer

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