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Used car salesman Rudy Russo needs money to run for State Senate, so he approaches his boss Luke. Luke agrees to front him the $10,000 he needs, but then encounters an "accident" orchestrated by his brother Roy, who runs the car lot across the street. Roy is hoping to claim title to his brother's property because Roy's paying off the mayor to put the new interstate through the area. After Luke disappears, it's all out war between the competing car shops, and no nasty trick is off limits as Rudy and his gang fight to keep Roy from taking Luke's property. Then Luke's daughter shows up. Written by
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Zemeckis was walking across the set when he spotted two bikers hanging out with two nuns. He immediately summoned the camera crew and they shot a scene with the bikers walking up and taking hot dogs away from the nuns and the nuns retaliated by grabbing their beers and slamming them down. Normally, production assistants pour out the beer and replace it with water, but, the nuns slammed down actual Coors beer and promptly spit it out. Columbia execs nixed the scene because one of them was a devout Catholic. See more »
During the opening credits, Rudy puts a sign on the windshield of a car that says "LiKE NEW" with a dot over the "I". When he slides the sign over to hide a crack in the windshield the dot over the "I" is gone. See more »
It is absolutely absurd that this flick was left off "AFI's Top 100 Funniest Movies of All Time." While it loses some steam (and irreverence} in the last twenty minutes,the first two thirds of the movie is consistently hilarious. The omission may have occurred because female members of the voting panel found the movie offensive. Indeed, the main male characters manipulate and exploit women throughout. In truth, the used car salesmen manipulate all the men they encounter too (although they don't use their tits to sell cars).
I encourage you men to view this gem with your female significant other even though it's not a "chick flick" like "When Harry Met Sally." If she hates it, dump her for a woman with a sense of humor.
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