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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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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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14 August 2009 (USA)  »

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The Goods: The Don Ready Story  »

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$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 »

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While trying to convince "Paxton Harding" to purchase a vehicle, "Don Ready" suggests he take his band on a tour of the Florida Panhandle. The first city he mentions in Gainesville, which is located North Florida, not the Panhandle. See more »

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Ben Selleck: And who is this guy? Well you are a strapping young man.
Brent Gage: Brent Gage, Sir.
Ben Selleck: Brent Gage, Now that is a strong name. I don't know why but right off the bat i like you... *a lot*
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After the credits there is a scene with Don Ready and Ivy Selleck set to music. See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Harding Imports
Written by James Poyser & Neal Brennan
Performed by Big Ups, Ed Helms (as Big Ups), Bryan Callen (as Big Ups) & Joey Kern (as Big Ups)
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Perhaps targeted at an over-40 audience?
17 August 2009 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

I gotta say, I was surprised (as I'm sure The Goods' many detractors will be) by how much I laughed during this movie. The jokes were silly and often in the background. And funny.

I am really not sure what made me laugh so hard. I think it boiled down to the fact that The Goods is a good ol' raunchy comedy, but with a twist: It seems to be aimed at adults who have lived life a bit, not the Superbad crowd. (FWIW, I do not see the humor in Superbad. I tried. Twice. Couldn't get all the way through it. But was glad I had tried, because it allowed me to laugh out loud at one of the jokes in The Goods.) I am curious if there are older people (over the age of 40, let's say) out there who also dig the film.

As for Pivens' performance, I thought it was weak in the dramatic parts, but this is a comedy, so no harm no foul, and I understand that the dramatic story is there because producers feel it's necessary.

All the players were hilarious. I thought maybe the psycho WW2 vet was a bit over the top, but he did play that part well.

This is normally not my kind of movie -- cheap, raunchy humor is not my bag. I went on a whim and was pleasantly surprised.


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