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It Takes Two (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 July 1988 (USA)
In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie "Stephi" Lawrence and work with his father-in-law. However he decides to buy a car with his US$ 5,000.00 ... See full summary »

Director:

David Beaird

Writers:

Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szollosi (as Thomas Szollosi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Newbern ... Travis Rogers
Leslie Hope ... Stephanie Lawrence
Kimberly Foster ... Jonni Tigersmith
Barry Corbin ... George Lawrence
Anthony Geary ... Wheel / Giuseppe's voice
Frances Lee McCain ... Joyce Rogers
Patrika Darbo ... Dee Dee
Marco Perella ... Dave
Bill Bolender Bill Bolender ... Judd Rogers
Jerry Biggs Jerry Biggs ... Dolan
Scott Fults ... Barry
Jim Holmes ... Walter
John Hussey ... Preacher
Mickey Jones ... Bucholtz
Bill Thurman ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie "Stephi" Lawrence and work with his father-in-law. However he decides to buy a car with his US$ 5,000.00 savings in Dallas before the wedding. He goes to a car dealer and the sexy saleswoman Jonni Tigersmith convinces him to buy an expensive fully-loaded Lamborghini-type car after the test drive. But soon Travis finds that his car is a piece of junk. When Jonni sees the car, she has an argument with her crooked boss since it is not the test drive car and is fired together with the mechanic. She meets Travis and they have one night stand. They team up with the mechanic and decide to retrieve the car he bought. Meanwhile Stephi is waiting for travel for the rehearsals and finally for the wedding. Will Travis marry Stephi or stay with Jonni? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My New Car See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$157,294, 17 July 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$344,375
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United Artists See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

Early in the bus ride to the big city, Travis speaks to the bus driver, then sits down and talks to his seat-mate. In a brief shot towards the front of the bus, the bus' windshield is seen to be solid bright green, indicating a missing rear projection effect that should have shown the road the bus was traveling. See more »

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Wheel: The Constitution wasn't written on an etch-a-sketch, but every once in a while you gotta twist the knobs a little.
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Really bad comedy
3 July 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

From what the IMDb reveals, "It Takes Two" was pretty much thrown away during its scant theatrical release despite being a major studio production. If you ask me, it shouldn't have been released at all. Actually, it shouldn't even have been made. I've tried to think of at least one point of merit to be found, but I can't think of anything nice to say about the movie at all. It goes wrong in every way you can think of. None of the characters in the movie is the least bit sympathetic, and with that in mind you can probably understand why there isn't the least bit of chemistry between the two leads. The script is a real mess - although the movie only runs 79 minutes long, there is a ridiculous amount of padding. Maybe if the movie had been funny such problems could have been overlooked, but there's not one laugh to be found. It'll take two minutes watching the movie to realize you're watching a stinker.


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