The Pick-up Artist

Synopsis: A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): James Toback
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

that her husband, Stephen Merchant Sr,

is head of the organized-crime unit

in the Manhattan DA's office.

Is there a crime against

comparing a woman to a work of art?

Watch it, Jack, or you're gonna end up

losing more than your job one of these days.

And another thing, Chagall's women

aren't beautiful, and Rubens' women are fat.

Did anyone tell you you've

the face of a Botticelli and body of a Degas?

The what of a who?

Has anyone said you have a magnificent

smile and skin invented to be touched?

- No one who wasn't trying to pick me up.

- And would that be a sin?

- A mistake.

- Desire is never a mistake. Only rejection is.

It isn't going to happen.

How can you say that

when your face is bubbling with curiosity?

Because my boyfriend's gonna be back

any minute and if I'm not here he'll kill me.

- If you're not here, how will he kill you?

- He'll find me. He has a lot of influence.

He's in there right now

with the second-richest man in Colombia.

Really? Perhaps

they should mambo together.

- What's your name?

- Lulu.


- That's the most erotic name I've ever heard.

- You better get inside.

What will I find inside

that I haven't found in you? Name one thing.

- It's too late now.

- For what? Who's this?

Lulu, I want you to say hello to Carla.

She's a lingerie designer.

- Whatever you're selling, we don't want any.

- I don't sell or buy. I just give and take.

Is that so?

How would you like to take a beating?

There's a polite way of doing things and

a rude way. I don't respond to the rude way.

I do respond to death threats.

Should I move on?

Get the hell out of here.

Make her feel at home.

Look, Fernando, I have just the girl for you.

Her name is Carla. She's waiting in the car.

I told you, I want the redhead.

She's different from the others.

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James Toback

James Toback (born November 23, 1944) is an American screenwriter and film director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1991 for Bugsy. He has directed films including The Pick-up Artist, Two Girls and a Guy and Black and White. On October 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported that 38 women have accused Toback of sexual harassment or assault. Since the article was published, 357 additional women contacted Los Angeles Times and said that Toback had sexually harassed them. The accounts stretch over a 40-year period. Toback has denied all the allegations. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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