UW Cinematheque: Special Presentations
52 Pick-Up | USA | 1986 | 35mm | 110 min. Director: John Frankenheimer
Friday, May 5, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, John Glover Scheider plays a manufacturer and unfaithful husband to aspiring politician Ann-Margret who falls prey to a sleazy trio of blackmailers. Thriller specialist Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds) directed this second, more faithful adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s contemporary crime novel. The cast’s stand-out is the creepy Glover, who offers a classic piece of perverse and quick-witted Leonard villainy.