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Super Sucker (2002)

Two door to door vacuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other.

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Howard Butterworth
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Winslow Schnaebelt
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Super Sucker Celebrity Spokesperson
John Seibert ...
Shelby
Guy Sanville ...
Leonard
Kate Peckham ...
Darlene
Sandra Birch ...
Rhonda
Will David Young ...
Clifford (as Will Young)
Michelle Mountain ...
Bunny Barlow
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Cy Suckerton II
Suzi Regan ...
Jill
Phil Powers ...
Jack
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Tamara Thompson
Tom Spiroff ...
Anderson Brown
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Two door to door vacuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other.

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A new comedy that doesn't blow... It sucks!

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Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Darlene: [watching Fred wrestle with the vacuum] 5 to 1 says he loses.
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SOMEWHERE AFTER GOODBYE
Written by Ron LaSalle and Alto Reed
Performed by Ron LSalle and Alto Reed
Produced by Alto Reed
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Daniels Gives Us Some Suburban Fables
4 June 2006 | by (North Hollyweird) – See all my reviews

This is more in the vein of the Coen Brothers than the Zucker Brothers really, or at least their comedies. "Quirky" is the watchword here. Bits of the Hudsucker Proxy (other than the similarities in the name) and Raising Arizona, with the jaundiced eye of the outsider looking in on a white-bread culture that died a merciful death.

Jeff Daniels stars as Fred Barlow, the psychotically devoted leader of a vacuum cleaner distributorship who's behind the 8-ball to sell more product. He comes upon an insightful innovation that helps him rise to the top once more.

Lots of goof ball action by dorky Midwestern white people in the out-of-place, out-of-time milieu of the fictional Johnson City, where two teams of vacuum cleaner salespeople vie to take over the territory. Mock melodramatic speeches, inappropriate stirring music cues, and gang fights between vacuum cleaner salesmen. The characters seem plucked from a 1950's sitcom, even though the setting is supposedly present day. Do they even sell vacuum cleaners door-to-door anymore? Gotta love Jeff Daniels' sharkskin suit. Overall, quite amusing if it's on cable, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

Jeff Daniels directed this, and I think he did a swell job, gosh darn it! Sy Suckerton would be proud as punch!

Fred Barlow: "Did I ever have sex with your mother? No? Too bad, you would have made a hell of an illegitimate son."


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