DVD Pickup on South Street [1991] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 37968),
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Pickup on South Street [1991] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This film noir classic plays on America's paranoia about a Communist takeover in the 1950s. Dwelling in a neon-lit nightscape are: a pickpocket, Skip McCoy; an abused dame, Candy; a seen-it-all stoolie, Moe; Joey, Candy's violent boyfriend and Communist plotter; shifty G-Men; cynical cops; and a whole nest of vipers in fedoras and trenchcoats. Joey forces Candy to deliver a secret package for him. Then Skip snatches Candy's purse and inadvertently takes a cryptic film that some underground Reds have stolen. A pair of Feds tracking the film's whereabouts witness the pickpocket and close in on him. But Skip first considers cutting a deal with the Communists. Then he realizes that several parties are interested in the film -- and some are even willing to kill for it!
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1600

  • Credits
    Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Richard Kiley, Murvyn Vye, Willis Bouchey, Milburn Stone, Jerry O'Sullivan, Harry Carter
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A major film noir classic....Love those Fuller close-ups..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "Samuel Fuller's sweaty 1953 noir speedball PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET gets the Criterion treatment and it plays like a poison pen letter from the past."
    Film Comment

    "Sam Fuller's explosive pulp classic, a red-menace thriller, pitched near hysteria from start to finish.Definitive Fuller, definitive noir."

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