The movie 52 Pick-Up was based on the book 52 Pick-Up.
Movie details for 52 Pick-Up
The movie was released in 1986 and directed by John Frankenheimer, who also directed The Holcroft Covenant (1985), Year of the Gun (1991) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
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.