Pick-Up Summer (1992) from Tuna

Pick-up Summer (1980) is a teensploitation summer fun tittie flick (originally known as Pinball Summer) revolving around a pinball tournament, and the rivalry between the "normal" guys and some evil bikers. The good guys are not that good, the evil bikers are not that evil, the acting is abysmal, the plot is totally lame in its best moments, and the IMDB score of 6.1 of 10 is incomprehensibly high.


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It is unique to see a summer fun film not set in Florida or Southern California (it takes place in Canada). All of the women in the cast run around barely in bikinis, but two of them have clear breast exposure, Joy Boushel (The Fly, Look Who's Talking) in her first credited performance, and Eva Robin, who does not appear in the credits in any on-line source. 

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a D, and would be lower if not for some welcome flesh.

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