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Used Cars (1980)

R  |   |  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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Storyline

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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After the commercial where Jeff shoots up the cars on Roy Fuchs's lot, he is interviewed by the FBI. In the scene, he blames the attack on Arab terrorists. At the time of this movie's release, the Iran hostage situation was going on. According to Bob Gale in the DVD Commentary, an alternate version of the scene was shot in which Jeff blames a different group for the act in case the Iran situation was resolved before the film was released. It wasn't and Jeff's false accusation was still relevant when the film came out. See more »

Goofs

When the judge measures the 1974 Mercury Montego, he says "You're two inches short." Jack Warden laughs and strikes the trunk lid, and the license plate drops, showing the gas cap. The gas cap on a 1974 Montego is really above the rear bumper, between the tail lights, behind a door. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: Don't let the little head do the thinking for the big head.
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References Grease (1978) See more »

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THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
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A comedy classic
31 August 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

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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