Used Cars (1980)
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This delicious comedy abounds with bad taste as it tells the story of two used car salesmen who will do anything for a buck, even if it means murdering the dealership owner and burying him in his car to keep his wealthy brother-rival from taking over the joint. As the rivalry accelerates, the two badly-jacketed salesmen devise increasingly outrageous schemes for selling their rattle-trap jalopies, but trouble really begins when the dead dealer's estranged daughter comes to town looking for daddy. … More
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Critic Reviews for Used Cars
Everything one would expect from an R-rated comedy from the early '80s is present and accounted for: gratuitous T&A, profanity that flies like poetry, then-timely potshots at famous figures, and plenty of impressive vehicular stuntwork.
The film's incessant assault on its characters and their perverse quest for the American Holy Grail (money and power) has the pacing and energy of a 1930's zany screwball comedy, but is much darker in spirit
The film's incessant assault on its characters and their perverse quest for the American Holy Grail (money and power) has the pacing and energy of a 1930's zany screwball comedy, but is much darker in spirit.
It's better than most Zemeckis movies -- for what that's worth.
The romantic subplot, like nearly everything else here, is a total lemon.
Audience Reviews for Used Cars
80's classic ,one of kurt russel and robert zemeckis forgotten gems.Ok its dated but they dont make them like this anymore,not even the recent "the goods,live hard,sell hard can beat this.....find it and watch it now..More
My least favourite of all of Robert Zemeckis' movies, but a fairly amusing (not to say really wacky and kinky) comedy in any case. The plotline, about two rivaling used cars salesmen who will go to any length to put the other out of business, is pretty much as simple as it gets. Perhaps a little too simple, as it would probably have worked better as an SNL sketch or something, as opposed to a full-length movie. It sure has its moments though and was funny enough to be worth the watch.More
Rober Zemeckis actually directed a fun movie in his career? With Kurt Russell dressed in full disco gear? And it's actually an acid comedy instead of some stupid feel-good crap? Damn, hollywood did used to have better days.More
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