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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
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On DVD: Feb 5, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Roy L. Fuchs/Luke Fu...

as Rudy Russo

as Jim, the Mechanic

as Barbara Fuchs

as Sam Slaton

as Eddie Winslow

as Freddie Paris

as Manuel

as Judge Harrison

as Mr. Chertner

as Charlie

as Tucker

as Stanley Dewoski

as Heavy Duty Dubois

as Charlie's Wife

as Fuchs' Salesman

as Al's Wife

as Bus Boy

as Food Giant

as Mr. O'Hara

as Mr. Douglas

as Court Assistant

as Mrs. Douglas

as Man In Bed

as Nervous Nona

as Woman In Bed

as Video Technician

as Mr. Lopez

as Cop at Roadblock

as Mr. Jackson

as Mr. Books

as Little Old Lady

as Bailiff
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Critic Reviews for Used Cars

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
Creative Loafing

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

Full Review… | August 13, 2010

Audience Reviews for Used Cars

A hilarious adventure comedy with a good story. I loved it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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..

Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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.

Mike S

Super Reviewer

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