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.
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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Meet car dealer Roy L. Fuchs: dishonest, disreputable, disgraceful, he's the bad guy. Across the street, his competitor Rudy Russo: dishonest, disreputable, disgraceful, he's the good guy. Walking into the middle of it is Barbara Jane Fuchs: moral, descent, honest, she's got a lot to learn. See more »
The trial scene has Barbara Jane Fuchs getting grilled by the prosecutor, demanding to know if she can prove her car lot has over 200 cars on it. In the movie, Rudy Russo whispers to her from the back of the courtroom to lie and say yes, because he has a contact he can get them from in a hurry. However, in the film's trailer, to show how "honest" he is, he explicitly says to her, "I want you to get up on that stand - and lie." This scene does not appear in the movie. 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 »
Judge H. H. Harrison:
I know you're seeing the same thing with those beady little eyes I'm seeing, Mr. Slaton. That sure does look like a mile of cars to me.
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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 »
This is a romantic comedy, but not one I would watch with my wife!
The tasteless jokes and one-liners roll out almost non-stop.
The movie verifies most everything we believe about used car salesmen, the "My boss will have a heart Attack" sales scene nearly brings me to tears I laugh so hard. Russell is at his best with some of the best character actors around joining in, I especially like the goofy Lenny and Squiggy, they just play two very disturbed individuals. Don't look for any deep meaning here, just crude humor a a very funny movie.
I give it 8/10
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