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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  14 August 2009 (USA)
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Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

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Storyline

In a desperate attempt to save his rapidly failing used car dealership, Ben Selleck hires a crack team of "car mercenaries" to ramp up sales during the Fourth of July weekend. Led by the fast-talking, foul-mouthed, self-assured Don "The Goods" Ready, the group has three days to sell over 200 cars. But as Don undertakes his newest mission, and quickly falls for the boss's daughter Ivy, he realizes he'll have to trust more than his cars and his crafty skills in deceit to make a success out of the daunting weekend. Written by The Massie Twins

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,642,137 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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$15,102,127 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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Trivia

The Trans Am at Selleck Motors most likely wasn't used in the making of Smokey and the Bandit. The most telling sign of this is that the interior is golden brown, and not dark blue which was the color of the interior in the original Bandit car. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Don is making a tandem skydive into the Selleck dealership, there are a number of obvious mistakes regarding the parachute gear: You can see there is no main parachute connected at the "three ring circus" connector point on the main harness as the two are in the aircraft doorway; There is no drogue parachute used during the freefall; Under canopy, there are only 5 or 6 straight cords connecting the parachute to the harness, instead of 10 to 12 split lines; The parachute the two land under is very small (less than 200 square feet), instead of the 400 - 500 square feet required for a tandem rig; and when Cessna Jim pulls his parachute up after landing, it is not connected anywhere to the harness. See more »

Quotes

Dick Lewiston: I feel exactly like i did before i landed on Iwo Jima. I *swear* to *God*! there's no difference at all!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene with Don Ready and Ivy Selleck set to music. See more »

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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Lucky Dutch
Written by Parker Griggs
Performed by Radio Moscow
Courtesy of Alive Records
By special arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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Impressive List of Supporting Actors Leaves its A-Game at Home
11 September 2011 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

Simple fun with a few legitimately hilarious moments, The Goods never quite manages to reach the point of becoming an honest success. A thin plot routinely sets the mood for great payoffs, but then proceeds to miss ever-so-slightly with the punchlines, like it knows how to be funny but is afraid to fully commit. It boasts a tremendous cast of supporting actors, drawn from no less than a dozen genuine classics, but Jeremy Piven fails once again to graduate into a reliable lead and that front-office vacancy leaves the picture feeling hollow. A grab bag of potentially funny ideas and situations that don't always deliver, it's the kind of flick you might expect to catch on Comedy Central at 3AM. Very similar to Wet Hot American Summer in that respect.


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