Used Cars

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"Like new, great looking and fully loaded with laughs."
  • R
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 53 min
  • 6.7  (16,566)
  • 68

In the 1980 film Used Cars, Kurt Russell plays Rudy Russo, a charming and shrewd used car salesman who works for Roy L. Fuchs (Jack Warden) at his struggling car dealership in Arizona. Rudy dreams of opening his own dealership and becoming a successful entrepreneur, but when he realizes that Fuchs is planning to retire and leave the dealership to his unlikable brother Luke (also played by Warden), Rudy schemes to take control of the business himself.

Along with his eccentric co-workers and a group of sexy carwash girls, Rudy embarks on a series of outrageous and hilarious schemes to boost sales at the dealership, including staging a fake assassination attempt on Fuchs to drum up publicity and rigging the state senator's car to malfunction during a test drive so that he'll agree to fund a new highway through the area.

The film is a raunchy and irreverent comedy that satirizes the used car sales industry and American politics, with a cast of memorable characters and a lot of slapstick humor. Russell's performance as Rudy is particularly noteworthy, as he imbues the character with an effortless charisma and clever wit that makes him both likable and cunning.

Gerrit Graham also gives a standout performance as Jeff, Rudy's best friend and trusted accomplice in his schemes. Jeff is a serial liar who is constantly coming up with outrageous stories and faking injuries to scam insurance companies, but he also provides a lot of heart and humor to the film.

Despite its crude humor and over-the-top antics, Used Cars ultimately has a message about the corrupting influence of greed and ambition. As Rudy becomes more successful, he loses sight of his original goal to provide affordable cars to working-class families and instead becomes obsessed with beating his arch rival (played by David L. Lander) and exploiting his customers for every penny.

The film culminates in a wild and chaotic car chase that involves numerous wrecks and explosions, but it also brings Rudy face to face with the consequences of his actions and the realization that he needs to make amends for his mistakes.

Overall, Used Cars is a classic comedy that has earned a cult following over the years for its sharp satire, memorable characters, and hilarious performances. Whether you're a fan of Kurt Russell or just looking for a good laugh, this film is definitely worth checking out.

Used Cars is a 1980 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 53 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 68.

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