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The surprisingly complicated plot involved a cocky vagabond namd Billy Ed, who gets arrested in put in jail under the watchful eye of Sheriff Harley, played by George Kennedy. The sheriff's brother Farley, a sleazy car salesman (Also George Kennedy) bails him out in exchange for his services as a repo man. Our hero ends up working alongisde the Weasel (Strother Martin in his final role) repossessing cars for Farley, who intentionally sells them to people who can't afford them so that he can repossess them later.
Over the course of doing this, Billy Ed falls in love with a working girl under the command of Bodine, a pimp. Harley knows that Bodine is involved in some illegal activities, but won't arrest him because Bodine lets him have his pick of the women. Farley, on the other hand, hates Bodine because he drives around in an expensive Rolls-Royce that he hasn't paid for. Farley is afraid to repossess the Rolls-Royce because Bodine has dangerous henchmen, and because his brother is quite happy with the current arrangement. This Rolls-Royce becomes a background item throughout the whole film.
In the end, Billy Ed and Weasel decide to get the Rolls-Royce, leading to a wild car chase in which Bodine plunges off the end of a dock, never to be seen again. Unfortunately, by the time our heroes reache Farley's car lot, the Rolls is in pieces, leaving Farley without his prized possession. Billy Ed and Weasel quit, leaving Billy Ed free to be with the woman he loves and Weasel apparently free to keep stealing cars, which he continues to do.
The movie features a great performance by Strother Martin, who looks and sounds perfect for the role. George Kennedy is good too, although a bit exaggerated at times. You can tell it was difficult to differentiate Harley and Farley, but he does fit nicely into both roles. John Terry as Billy Ed is fine, but forgettable - he's the hero, but the surrounding characters steal the show.
Surprisingly, there are at least two original songs, which play over the opening credits and end credits. The movie's low budget doesn't really show through, as it has plenty of car action, a variety of locations including a cool drag racing strip, and good actors. This film is definitely worth seeing just for fun - it may not be for intellectuals and it doesn't have a moral, but it will keep you entertained for 90 minutes. What more can you ask for?