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52 Pick-Up Dual Format
Crime / Thriller




52 Pick-up

HIS WIFE. HIS MISTRESS. HIS CAREER. A DEADLY TRAP.

In 1986, John Frankenheimer – the director of The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds and French Connection II – made the unlikely career move of working with schlockmeisters Cannon Films. Adapting Elmore Leonard’s novel of the same name, 52 Pick-Up’s union brought about the perfect blend of high calibre thrills and Cannon-grade trash.

Roy Scheider (Jaws, Cohen and Tate) plays a successful businessman whose life quickly falls apart when a compromising videotape of him and his mistress (Kelly Preston) becomes a tool for blackmail. Unable to go to the police without compromising the political career of his wife (Ann-Margret), he must take things into his own hands – and delve into a world of drugs, sleaze, pornography and snuff.

Co-starring Prince protégé Vanity and John Glover (who was described as “the best, most reprehensible villain of the year” by Roger Ebert), and featuring a host of cameos from the stars of the ‘Silver Age of Porn’, 52 Pick-Up has been described by Leonard as his favourite big-screen adaptation of his works.

Production Year: 1986
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 110
Number of Discs: 2
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: DTS
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director John Frankenheimer
Cast Roy Scheider
Cast Ann-Margret
Cast Vanity

Special Features:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MG
  • Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by critics Glenn Kenny and Doug Brod recorded exclusively for this release
  • Hardcore Cameos, a guide to the many cameo appearances by pornographic actors in 52 Pick-Up
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist

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