In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.
A burglar holds a knife to Karen's throat while her husband does nothing. The couple ends befriending the cop that comes. The friendship ends when the cop beats up the culprit. Karen isn't ready to end it. Things get ugly with the cop.
Stories of an Old West gunfighter's last stand, a drag racer whose past comes back to haunt him, and WWI soldier's cowardice are introduced by the foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound Mr. Rush. All segments were also in "Tales from the Crypt."
Used car salesman Rudy Russo (Kurt Russell) needs money to run for State Senate, so he approaches his boss Luke (Jack Warden). Luke agrees to front him the $10,000 he needs, but then encounters an "accident" orchestrated by his brother Roy also played by Warden, who runs the car lot across the street. Roy is hoping to claim title to his brother's property because Roy's paying off the mayor to put the new interstate through the area. After Luke disappears, it's all out war between the competing car shops, and no nasty trick is off limits as Rudy and his gang fight to keep Roy from taking Luke's property. Then Luke's daughter shows up.Written by
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The stunt coordinator felt the impact of the 1974 Mercury Montego jumping the train and hitting the pavement was too much for a stunt driver to take, so a dummy was put in the driver's seat and the car was pushed toward a ramp at high speed and let go. See more »
As the Montego hits the ground after jumping the train, it sustains major front-end damage. When it arrives at the car lot, there is only minor damage (to be increased again when Jeff slams into another car). See more »
$10,000. Is that all it takes to be elected senator these days?
Well, that's more like a down payment. After I'm elected its 50-50 on all the graft I take.
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The film's closing credits state: "The producers wish to thank the governor, people and motion picture office of the State of Arizona for their cooperation in the production of this motion picture." See more »
CBS edited 7 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere. See more »
Rudy Russo (Kurt Russell) is an unscrupulous used car salesman of a rundown lot owned by Luke Fuchs (Jack Warden). Rudy wants to run for State Senate. Luke is willing to lend him the $10k needed as long he promises to help him keep his lot from his brother Roy (Jack Warden). Roy owns the lot across the street, and has tried buying off the mayor and sending in the Consumer Protection Agency. He even tries to kill Luke by sending in somebody to scare him to death. The scheme actually works and Rudy hides Luke's body with the help of Jeff (Gerrit Graham) and Jim (Frank McRae). They pretend that Luke is going to Florida. Rudy starts doing crazy schemes pirating the big football game broadcast, having strippers, and breaking into a presidential broadcast. Then Luke's estranged daughter Barbara (Deborah Harmon) shows up.
This is the start of a great run by Robert Zemeckis. This is hilarious starting with the outrageous boob shot in the pirated commercial. Kurt Russell is doing great. The wacky schemes are mostly funny. It just needs an extra stupid side kick for some wild physical comedy like Belushi or Bill Murray or John Candy. The pairing of David Lander and Michael McKean comes close, but they're only in the movie when they pirate broadcasts.
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