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Pick-Up: An off-beat story about two young women whose lives are forever changed when they hitchhike a ride in a mobile home. Starring Jill Senter and Alan Long. Rated R - 80 minutes - 1975. Â© 1975 Crown International Pictures Inc.
GRINDHOUSE is an American term for a theater that mainly showed exploitation films. Grindhouses were known for non-stop, triple-bill programs of B movies, usually consisting of a double feature where two films were shown back to back. Many of these inner-city theaters formerly featured burlesque shows which featured "bump and grind" dancing, leading to the term "grind-house." Beginning in the late 1960s and especially during the 1970s, the subject matter of exploitation films shown in these theaters often included explicit sex, violence, bizarre or perverse plot points, and other taboo content - biker films, horror films, martial arts films etc. By the 1980s, home video threatened to render Grindhouses obsolete. By the end of the decade, these theaters had vanished from Los Angeles's Broadway and Hollywood Boulevard, New York City's Times Square, San Francisco's Market Street and pretty much everywhere else in the United States. To salute this film revolution of a bygone era, BCI has developed a line of DVD double features that recreate the ephemeral experience of the Grindhouse theaters with a whole new, interactive DVD experience. Featuring back-to-back film presentations, complete with movie trailers and intermission commercials, you can now enjoy the exploitative nature of exclusively licensed, cult films in the comfort of your own home with "WELCOME TO THE GRINDHOUSE".
"Pick-Up" was pretty much what I've come to expect from B-grade Seventies fare - a tedious soft core nudie thing with lots of knees and elbows and heavy breathing and no plot... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by nimravus brachyops
"The Pick-Up" is a plodding piece of garbage about three losers cavorting in the Everglades after their giant bus gets stuck in the mud. Read morePublished on October 24, 2009 by Robert I. Hedges
But that doesn't mean that these movies don't suck. I saw the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse movie and loved the whole thing so much that I thought I'd give a real grindhouse... Read morePublished on November 2, 2007 by David Dubbert
the stories didn't make sense-----The Teacher was likable but i didn't
like the plot-----the pick-up was a bummer
Get this movie and all the Welcome to the Grindhouse double features. They are the closest thing to 2007's Grindhouse with cheezy previews and allPublished on July 11, 2007 by Emmanuel Rodriguez