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Used Cars (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  11 July 1980 (USA)
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When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.

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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 Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Like new, great looking and fully loaded with laughs. See more »

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Comedy

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11 July 1980 (USA)  »

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Autohuijarit  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

At the moment when the car jumps over the train, the train doesn't appear to be moving, even though it was just prior to the jump. See more »

Quotes

Rudy: Hey, morning, Roy!
[Roy reacts by spitting on a car, and wiping it off]
Rudy: [to himself] Same to you, asshole.
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References The 700 Club (1966) See more »

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Gross, Crude, Sick, tasteless, and VERY funny
9 June 2004 | by (Tacoma, WA) – See all my reviews

This is a romantic comedy, but not one I would watch with my wife!

The tasteless jokes and one-liners roll out almost non-stop.

The movie verifies most everything we believe about used car salesmen, the "My boss will have a heart Attack" sales scene nearly brings me to tears I laugh so hard. Russell is at his best with some of the best character actors around joining in, I especially like the goofy Lenny and Squiggy, they just play two very disturbed individuals. Don't look for any deep meaning here, just crude humor a a very funny movie.



I give it 8/10


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