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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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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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The T-Birds' white convertible and the Scorpion's black Mercury (w/ flames) from Grease (1978) are two of the cars that Rudy Russo palms off on the driver ed. teacher. See more »

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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 »

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Rudy: [after unsuccessfully trying to sell a kid a bicycle] Real grinders... tougher to close than their parents!
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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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