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Used Cars (1980)



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"Fifty bucks never killed anybody."

This truly bizarre comedy involves competing used car businesses engaged in an all-out war with each other. It takes place in an alternate universe, where there are apparently no consequences for their wild schemes for advertising. For those with a warped sense of humor, this should be a laugh riot. "Normal" people will find themselves in a kind of disdainful awe and incomprehension. The ideal viewer for this film has a broad sense of humor which detects the surreal situational humor as well as the subtle, deadpan throwaway lines that litter the script. ("Do you think we like being associated with the President of the United States? We run an honest lot here.")