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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

R | | Comedy | 14 August 2009 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Lewiston
Tammy Selleck

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Goods: The Don Ready Story  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Don Ready: You're here from Selleck Motors?
Peter Selleck: No but my dad is.
Don Ready: You know you're supposed to put the name of the party you're picking up not your own. Love the drawing though.
Peter Selleck: Yea I'm a really good drawer, I like to draw stomach muscles the most. I can also draw Darth Vader's Helmet, I can also draw him, I can draw uhh a saber, A lightsaber or a regular sword it dudnt even matter
Don Ready: What the fuck is wrong with you? Are ya drunk? Are you retarded? Because were here to help you.
Peter Selleck: Don't move! Dad! Amber Alert! ...
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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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Written by Jim Peterik & Michael Borch
Performed by The Ides of March
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lots of gags
16 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Ben Selleck (James Brolin)'s car dealership in Temecula, California is struggling. For the 4th of July weekend, he calls in mercenary salesman Don Ready (Jeremy Piven). Jibby Newsome (Ving Rhames), Brent Gage (David Koechner) and Babs Merrick (Kathryn Hahn) are Don's team of traveling experts. Don falls for Ben's daughter Ivy (Jordana Spiro). Ben's son Peter (Rob Riggle) is a child in a man's body. Wade Zooha (Tony Hale) and Teddy Dang (Ken Jeong) are some of Ben's incompetent salesmen. Stu Harding (Alan Thicke) and his son Paxton (Ed Helms) own a rival lot.

The comedic gags come fast and furious. There are plenty of comedic talents to push the jokes to the edge. I like some of the jokes. I'm a big Jeremy Piven fan but he has never been leading man material to me. He's great at playing a scene stealing side character. This movie needs a comedic leading man star at its center to push it over the top.

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