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The Pick-Up Artist

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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 ...
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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: 8/6/2013
  • UPC: 013132609867
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,377

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Molly Ringwald Randy Jensen
Robert Downey Jr. 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 L. 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
James Toback
Anne Bobby
Alexis Cruz
Isabel García Lorca
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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Pick-Up Artist
1. Chapter 1 [9:54]
2. Chapter 2 [11:03]
3. Chapter 3 [9:22]
4. Chapter 4 [8:33]
5. Chapter 5 [11:11]
6. Chapter 6 [9:29]
7. Chapter 7 [10:47]
8. Chapter 8 [7:01]
9. Chapter 9 [4:01]
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Disc #1 -- The Pick-Up Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    a very good movie

    i happen to like this movie cause of Robert Downey a cool funny actor this is a comedy but it seemed more like a drama to me anyway its a really good movie i also like Molly Ringwald very cool actress

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    2 out of 10

    The Pick-up Artist is a dangerously bad film. There is absolutely no chemistry between Robert Downey and Molly Ringwald. Molly Ringwald may have been of the most iconic 1980's female actresses, and she certainly proves her worth here. Ringwald looks too much of a virgin to me when her character wasn't supposed to be. That marks the moment when the film had lost its believably element. The real joke in this film has to be Robert Downey. His acting is insanely moronic. I often have to wonder if he wears a lipstick. I am pretty sure Robert Downey can make a great drag queen if he chose to. From the start to the end, I was annoyed. I couldn't see how Dennis Hopper and Danny Aiello got interested in this film and lend their hands in it. Harvey Keitel gives a fair performance, but I believe he is much tougher than that. Comparing Harvey Keitel's performance in Bad Lieutenant, Reservoir Dogs, and Mean Streets to The Pick-up Artist, it is enough to make an apparent observation that Harvey Keitel should have applied his talents to a more different film than this. A smaller film that he did rightfully apply his talent was Rising Sun, and he pulled that one off better than he did in this film. Why did they have to call it The Pick-up Artist? Could they give the movie a better title such as The Player?

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