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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard -- From the guys behind Talladega Nights and Step Brothers comes one of the most outrageous comedies of the year!  Smooth-talking salesman Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) and his crazy crew of closers have just one weekend to move over 200 cars and prove that when it comes to conning, conniving and all kinds of bad behavior, they've got the goods!
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Writers (WGA):
Andy Stock (written by) &
Rick Stempson (written by)
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14 August 2009 (USA) See more »
Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Jeremy Piven ... Don Ready

Ving Rhames ... Jibby Newsome

James Brolin ... Ben Selleck

David Koechner ... Brent Gage

Kathryn Hahn ... Babs Merrick

Ed Helms ... Paxton Harding

Jordana Spiro ... Ivy Selleck

Tony Hale ... Wade Zooha

Ken Jeong ... Teddy Dang

Rob Riggle ... Peter Selleck

Alan Thicke ... Stu Harding

Charles Napier ... Dick Lewiston

Jonathan Sadowski ... Blake

Noureen DeWulf ... Heather

Wendie Malick ... Tammy Selleck

Craig Robinson ... DeeJay

Bryan Callen ... Jason Big Ups!

Joey Kern ... Ricky Big Ups!

Kristen Schaal ... Stewardess Stacey

Chris Gartin ... Selleck Customer - Husband

Jessica St. Clair ... Selleck Customer - Wife

Mary Castro ... Stripper
Gary Sanchez ... Passenger Mariachi

Matt Walsh ... Captain Ortiz
Samantha Albert ... Selleck Auto Trader Customer

Ian Roberts ... Selleck Customer - Gary

Jean Villepique ... Selleck Customer - Mother

Brooke Lenzi ... Karaoke Pretty Girl
Morgan Murphy ... Karaoke Bartender
Gwen Stewart ... McDermott Angel
Courtney Alain Bradshaw ... McDermott Angel (as Courtney Bradshaw)

T.J. Miller ... Cessna Jim
Molly Erdman ... Selleck Customer of Zooha

Paul Lieberstein ... Selleck Last Customer

Erica Vittina Phillips ... Selleck Customer - Teddy
Sabrina Renata Maahs ... Don's Stripper (as Sabrina Maahs)
Brianne Van Cuyck ... Brent's Stripper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Abernathy ... Car Buyer (uncredited)
David Bantly ... Selleck Salesman #1 (uncredited)
Bambi Birnbaum ... Screaming Customer (uncredited)
Jason Castle ... Rioter (uncredited)

David Cohen ... Rioter (uncredited)

Ivonnah Erskine ... Gypsy (uncredited)

Will Ferrell ... McDermott (uncredited)

Gina Gershon ... (uncredited)
Jennifer Harkins-Sklov ... Stripper / Dancer (uncredited)
Austin Honaker ... That Guy in the Riot (uncredited)
Kayla Laws ... Enraged Teen (uncredited)
Itai Levin ... Customer / Rioter (uncredited)

Cheryl Lyone ... Excited Customer (uncredited)

Alan Mueting ... Customer / Rioter (uncredited)

Bradley Steven Perry ... Young Don Ready (uncredited)

Vanessa Ross ... Sapphire (uncredited)

Danielle Souza ... Customer (uncredited)

Brennan Taylor ... Karaoke Patron (uncredited)

Kulap Vilaysack ... Blowout Customer #2 (uncredited)

Nancy Young ... Customer / Rioter (uncredited)
Juliana Zanville ... Crazy Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Neal Brennan 
Writing credits
Andy Stock (written by) &
Rick Stempson (written by)

Produced by
Owen Burke .... associate producer
Will Ferrell .... producer
Chris Henchy .... producer
Adam McKay .... producer
Kevin J. Messick .... producer (as Kevin Messick)
Louise Rosner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lyle Workman 
Cinematography by
Daryn Okada (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Jablow 
Kevin Tent 
Casting by
Jennifer Euston 
Allison Jones 
Production Design by
Stefania Cella 
Art Direction by
Robert W. Joseph 
Set Decoration by
Roya Parivar 
Costume Design by
Mary Jane Fort 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... makeup department head
Mustaque M. Ashrafi .... additional makeup artist (as Mustaq Ashrafi)
Nanci Cascio .... key hair stylist
Bridget Cook .... hair department head (as Bridget M. Cook)
Allan Cooke .... dental prosthetics
Gabriel De Cunto .... key makeup artist
Peggy Semtob .... additional hair stylist
Production Management
Ralph Bertelle .... executive in charge of production
Louise Rosner .... production manager
Richard Stirling .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... assistant director
Juana Franklin .... second assistant director
Melinda Johnson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Kristen Davis .... set designer
Nicole Dome .... property person
Casey W. Engelhardt .... art department coordinator
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter
Glen Hall .... assistant props
Edward A. Ioffreda .... graphic artist
Jim Landis .... first assistant property master
Martin L. Mercer .... storyboard artist
Lanie Mimikakis .... assistant props
Larry Morgan .... carpenter
Matt Sazzman .... carpenter
Tim Schultz .... property master
Bryan Turk .... propmaker foreman
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator
John Warner .... leadman
Erica Wernick .... graphic designer: props
Whit Vogel .... additional graphics (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr mixer
Lawrence L. Commans .... boom operator
Mark Fay .... sound utility
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Patrick Hogan .... dialogue editor
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Susan Kurtz .... dialogue editor
Jared Marshack .... sound mixing recordist
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... sound engineer
Andy Sisul .... first assistant sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Shawn Sykora .... supervising foley editor
Robert Ulrich .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer
Richard E. Yawn .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Rich E. Cordobes .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
Alex Gitler .... digital compositor
Heather Elisa Hill .... visual effects project manager: CIS Hollywood
Sadie D. Johnson .... digital intermediate assistant producer
David Van Dyke .... visual effects producer: CIS Hollywood
Karla Ventocilla .... digital artist
Shane Cook .... compositor: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Troy Bellinghausen .... stunts
Tom Bergman .... stunts
Gianni Biasetti Sr. .... skydiving supervisor (as Gianni Biasetti)
Gianni Biasetti Sr. .... stunt rigger (as Gianni Biasetti)
Deck Braun .... stunt performer
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt double
Rico Burgos .... utility stunts
Harry Daniels .... stunt performer
Max Daniels .... stunt performer
Greg Dela Riva .... utility stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunt performer
Tony Donno .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Michael Endoso .... stunt performer
Terra Grant .... stunt performer
Zac Henry .... stunt rigger
Zac Henry .... utility stunts
Brian Knutson .... stunts
Tony Lazzara .... stunt performer
Rob Mars .... stunt double: T.J. Miller
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt performer
Victory Palmisano .... stunt performer
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Charlie Picerni .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunt performer
Steve Stafford .... aerial coordinator
Steve Stafford .... stunt pilot
John Tamburro .... helicopter stunt pilot
Philip Tan .... stunt double
Nancy Young .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... camera operator: "a" camera
Norman Ash .... electrician
Nico Bally .... remote head technician
Kevin Britton .... assistant camera
James B. Crawford .... gaffer
Gary Dagg .... key grip
Daniel Dorowsky .... fixtures
Sam Emerson .... still photographer
John C. Flinn IV .... assistant camera
Paul Hazard .... best boy electric
Julie Helton .... second assistant camera
Douglas S. Holgate .... aerial director of photography
J. Steven Matzinger .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jim McComas .... lighting technician
John Murphy .... dolly grip
Darin Necessary .... first assistant camera
Ron Newburn .... lighting technician
Jesse Olivares .... key video assist engineer
Jens Piotrowski .... Steadicam operator
Forrest Sandefer .... grip
Jeremy Settles .... camera operator
Joseph T. Terranova .... set lighting technician
Patrick Albani .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Curt B. Walheim .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Angela Campolla-Sanders .... casting assistant
Ben Harris .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yaa Boaa Aning .... set costumer
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods .... costume supervisor
Rebecca M. Graves .... costume assistant
Jim Hansen .... costumer
Ric Spencer .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Cameron Arguelles .... breakdown editor
Vaune Kirby Frechette .... first assistant editor
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
David Marks .... first assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate colorist
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
Music Department
Bryan Carrigan .... digital score recordist
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer
Matt Franko .... music preparation
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Fred Kron .... orchestrator
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Jason Ruder .... temp music editor
Mike Sawitzke .... pro tools operator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Ashton Thomas .... conductor
John Ashton Thomas .... orchestrator
Rebekah Touma .... music coordinator
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Erica Weis .... music editor
Richard Ziegler .... music editor
Aron Pinsky .... music clearances (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ronald Arthur Baker .... transportation
Denny Caira .... transportation coordinator
Kevin Caira .... driver
Jayson Chang .... transportation office coordinator
Wallace Frick .... transportation captain
Alex E. Burns .... transportation: re-shoots (uncredited)
Other crew
Laura Bagano .... key craft service
Mike Barry .... assistant location manager
Paul Becker .... choreographer
Colin Borden .... production assistant: reshoots
Ericka Bryce .... supervising medic
Joe Camp .... head animal wrangler
Will Casey .... unit publicist
Gregory Cebulski .... production assistant
John Chisholm .... welfare/studio teacher
Jennifer Clark .... first assistant accountant
Dennis Curlett Jr. .... production assistant
David Diamond .... location manager
Gabrielle Eisenstadt .... production assistant
Jessica Elbaum .... assistant: Mr. Ferrell
Cecilia Escobar .... payroll accountant
Taryn Feingold .... assistant to Jeremy Piven
Wayne Fielder .... set medic
David Goodin .... second assistant accountant
Amy Israel .... production executive
Sean Kaczmarek .... accounting clerk
Lauryn Kahn .... assistant: Mr. McKay
Zachary Kahn .... key assistant location manager
Jason Kaplon .... key assistant location manager
Lizzy Jane Klein .... assistant: Mr. Brennan (as Elizabeth Klein)
Chris Kuhl .... assistant: Mr. Messick and Ms. Rosner
Cary Sato Lee .... craft service
Peter Lowe .... chef
Tammy Maples .... head animal wrangler
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Nick Plantico .... animal wrangler
John Sanchez .... production coordinator
Teddy Saunders .... assistant: Mr. Piven (as Ted Saunds)
Jessica Jane Stewart .... production secretary
Elisabeth Stone .... assistant: Mr. Henchy
Mary Sunshine .... production accountant
Brooke Vannatta .... assistant: Mr. Koechner
Jonathon Carmichael .... technical supervisor (uncredited)
Michelle Faraone .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rena Hanover .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Stiles .... researcher (uncredited)

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA (2010) | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Iceland:14 | Ireland:16 | Malaysia:18 | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #44379)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Ben Selleck:Hey Brent, you see my wife over there?
Brent Gage:Yea
Ben Selleck:it is a *dead* marriage but, ya know, ya learn to live with it. Drive around out at night windows down, music up. Some people call it cruisin' me i call it looking for a friend. Are you my friend Brent?
Brent Gage:No!
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10 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, 27 December 2009
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

Gone are the days when a comedy with a premise as simple as this, would have made me laugh uncontrollably at every instance of humour. It's either I've grown older and more cynical, or have totally lost my funny bone. I'd reckon that it's more of the former, as I still laugh just as hard when I revisit comedies done by the Zucker Brothers time and again, which measured by my personal yardstick, goes to show that the comedies these days lack a certain oomph. Watching this was a reminiscence of an era that I'm still missing, where comedies really gave audiences some bang for their buck with jokes that will send you rip- roaring.

What filmmakers like director Neal Brennan would reckon is funny, is the constant dropping of F-bombs and turning everything possible into a sexual innuendo, be it hitting on the gays, or treading so finely on pedophilia, which I suppose to him is meant to be funny with a female cougar scouring quite unsuccessfully a boy who's trapped in a man's body.

The flimsy plot on which the laughs are built upon, involve a used car business founded by Ben Selleck (James Brolin), who has seen better days, and is now threatened with foreclosure. His sales force, made up of the likes of a senile drill sergeant (Charles Napier) and a madcap korean (Ken Jeong rising to some prominence these days), spells doom especially when they lose customers more than keep and sell them something. Hence extreme times like this meant to engage an external, proved consultant, and that's Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) and his team of Jibby Newsome (Ving Rhames), Brent Gage (David Koechner) and Babs Merrick (Kathryn Hahn).

Part of the fun here I suppose is how each character has to exorcise their personal demons and issues, especially with members of the Selleck family. For Don, it's the prospect of acknowledging a long lost son whom he had unknowingly left behind, and the wooing of Ivy Selleck (Jordana Spiro), who is engaged to boy band leader Paxton Harding (Ed Helms from The Hangover). Then there's Brent who has to keep Ben Selleck himself off his back given the latter's newfound sexual desire. Babs is trying to hit on man-child Peter Selleck (Rob Riggle), a 10 year old trapped in a 30 year old body. And Jibby just wants to make love. Right. Jeremy Piven also lacked that cocky charisma to have carried his character off, and unfortunately for him too that the last act have him moping and whining more than the cocksure seller that he supposedly is.

There's nothing you won't already predict in the narrative as it unfolds and coasts along from joke to joke with its cardboard characters, some of which do work, but most falling flat on its face. Nothing surprising will turn up as you'll see all incoming development from a mile away, right up to the finale. The saving grace may just be Will Farell's uncredited appearance together with two gospel angels who don't mince their lyrics, but other than that, The Goods should have tried harder to live up to its tagline in putting bums on seats - I got an entire hall to myself!

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