This week's Tuesday's Overlooked Film is the 1986 film 52 Pick-Up.
The film, an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel and directed by John Frankenheimer, stars Roy Scheider as businessman Harry Mitchell, whose wife (Ann-Margaret) is running for local office in Los Angeles. Harry is blackmailed by crooks threatening to reveal evidence of his extramarital affair, but he refuses to pay. The crooks then murder his mistress and threaten Harry for even more money. Harry counters with a down payment of $52,000, but he has a plan up his sleeve to take the blackmailers down.
I'm sure the original novel tells the tale better than the film, but it's still entirely enjoyable and watchable. I'm a fan of Scheider's, so it's fun for me to see him in a film that doesn't star a giant mechanical shark.
Here is the film's trailer. Thanks!