The Pick-Up Artist 1987

The Pick-Up Artist

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Movie Info

Serial pick-up artist and commitment-phobe Jack Jericho (Robert Downey Jr.) takes lessons in the art of seduction from aging player Phil Harper (Danny Aiello). Jack finds a formidable opponent in Randy Jensen (Molly Ringwald), a fiery tour guide who has a retort for his every line. Though she initially spurns his advances, Jack finds a way in when Randy's alcoholic, compulsive gambler father, Flash (Dennis Hopper), ends up in serious debt and deep trouble with gangsters in Atlantic City.

Cast & Crew

Molly Ringwald
Randy Jensen
Dennis Hopper
Flash Jensen
Danny Aiello
Phil Harper
Harvey Keitel
Alonzo Scolara
Vanessa Williams
Rae, Girl with Dog
Georges Delerue
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Adam Horovitz
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Rick Rubin
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Adam Yauch
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Gordon Willis
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David Bretherton
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Angelo Corrao
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Critic Reviews for The Pick-Up Artist

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Audience Reviews for The Pick-Up Artist

  • Jan 23, 2011
    Nothing special, but this really finds its own in the second half. The first half is just a little too happy go lucky and silly, but when the love story kicks in between Robert Downey Jr. and Molly Ringwald, it's smooth sailing. The premise is interesting and natural for its release period. It takes the term ladies man and takes it to a more extreme level. RDJ holds all the cards here, his performance is comedic gold with a touch of genuine dramatic acting.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2010
    Your typical Boy Meet Girl.. girl sleep with boy then ditches boy, boy tries to get girl back by stalking girl and paying girl's father's gambling debts. Cute.
    Alexis N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    The story is kind of a mish-mash of two different stories, and the dialogue is horrible, but there are a bunch of great actors in the movie. The actors are the only reason to watch it, and they can't even help the movie that much. Overall, it's not a good movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2009
    I enjoyed this one. I thought Robert Downey Jr and Molly Ringwald had great chemistry and made the film really work. Not to mention great supporting cast by Harvel Keital and Dennis Hopper. Story wasn't anything magnificent, but then again, most romantic movies don't. Overall it's worth a watch because it is enjoyable to see Robert and Molly on the screen together.
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer

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