The movie The Ambassador was based on the book 52 Pick-Up.
Movie details for The Ambassador
The movie was released in 1984 and directed by Patrick Lau, Matthew Evans (III) and Crispin Reece. The Ambassador was produced by Bfs Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Pauline Collins, Denis Lawson, Owen Roe, Alison McKenna, William Chubb, Sara Markland, Eve Matheson, Tom Connolly (II), Dominic Mafham, Gina Moxley, Ali White, Tim Matthews, Sinead Clarkin, Peter Egan and Marion O'Dwyer.
As created by award winning writer Russell Lewis (Monsignor Renard, Sharpe's, Inspector Morse, Kavanagh Q.C.), Harriet Smith's job as liaison and troubleshooter for Britain takes her into a world of corruption, scandal and crime.
Continually under fire, the Ambassador treads a perilous path between the aims of diplomatic saboteurs, the interests of the people of Ireland, the demands of her family and most important of all - her duty to Britain. approx. 5 hrs. col. Special Features: Cast Profiles / Cast Trivia
Book details for 52 Pick-Up
Elmore Leonard also wrote The Big Bounce (1969), 52 Pick-Up (1974), Touch (1977), Cat Chaser (1982), Stick (1983), Killshot (1989), Get Shorty (1990), Rum Punch (1992), Out of Sight (1996) and Be Cool (1999).
Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell had had only one affair in his twenty-two years of happy matrimony. Unfortunately someone caught his indiscretion on film and now wants Harry to fork over one hundred grand to keep his infidelity a secret. And if Harry doesn't pay up, the blackmailer and his associates plan to press a lot harder -- up to and including homicide, if necessary. But the psychos picked the wrong pigeon for their murderous scam. Because Harry Mitchell doesn't get mad...he gets even.