Used Cars

Used Cars

Robert Zemeckis (1980)

107min
AA Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Tasteless, risqué, outrageous and amoral, this early offering from director Robert Zemeckis (there are signs of his future Forrest Gump greatness) is all these things and more. But it's also one of the funniest ruminations on American values, as the car showroom becomes a warped microcosm of society. Revealing Kurt Russell's under-utilised talent as a first-rate comedian, it's a good-natured, if highly eccentric, wisecracker, finding untold amounts of amusement in the misfortunes and embarrassment of others.

Summary

The owner of a car lot finds his business threatened by his unscrupulous brother, who is determined to take over the company. It falls to a salesman with dreams of becoming a senator to defend his workplace with a succession of dirty tricks. Robert Zemeckis' comedy, starring Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Frank McRae and Deborah Harmon.

Cast & Crew

Rudy Russo Kurt Russell
Roy L Fuchs / Luke Fuchs Jack Warden
Jeff Gerrit Graham
Jim the Mechanic Frank McRae
Barbara Fuchs Deborah Harmon
Sam Slaton Joseph P Flaherty
Freddie Paris David L Lander
Eddie Winslow Michael McKean
Mickey Michael Talbott
Carmine Harry Northup
Manuel Alfonso Arau
Judge Harrison Al Lewis
Mr Chertner Woodrow Parfrey
Charlie Andrew Duncan
Tucker Dub Taylor
Al Claude Earl Jones
Stanley Dewoski Dan Barrows
Director Robert Zemeckis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Contains swearing and nudity. Available on: video and DVD
Drama