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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 protege 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.
|Audio||English Stereo 2.0|
|Cast||Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity|
|HOH (Hard of Hearing)||Yes|
|Special Features||High Definition Blu-Ray (1080p) And Standard Definition DVD Presentation Of The Feature, Transferred From Original Film Elements By MGM, 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|
|Year Of Release||1986|