You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Used Cars

What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven't expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise.

With:
Kurt Russell Jack Warden Frank McRae Gerrit Graham Deborah Harmon Joseph P. Flaherty

What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven’t expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise.

Plot has fat cat car dealer Jack Warden desperate to knock out competition provided by a brother also portrayed by Warden.

Latter dies early on but operator Kurt Russell and partners Gerrit Graham and Frank McRae disguise the fact to prevent their slimey neighbor from inheriting the property.

Scripters have provided very little context or societal texture for their unmodulated tale, which disagreeably seeks to find humor in characters’ humiliation, embarrassment and even death.

Nonetheless Robert Zemeckis directs with undeniable vigor, if insufficient control and discipline.

Used Cars

Production: Columbia. Director Robert Zemeckis; Producer Bob Gale; Screenplay Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale; Camera Donald M. Morgan; Editor Michael Kahn; Music Patrick Williams; Art Director Peter M. Jamison

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1980. Running time: 113 MIN.

With: Kurt Russell Jack Warden Frank McRae Gerrit Graham Deborah Harmon Joseph P. Flaherty

More Film

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    AT&T Cranks Up Promo Engine for 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

    What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven’t expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise. Plot has fat cat car dealer Jack Warden desperate to knock out competition provided by a brother also portrayed by Warden. Latter dies early on but operator […]

  • Women In Film’s Kirsten Schaffer Looks

    Women In Film’s Kirsten Schaffer Looks to ReFrame Inclusion at MIA

    What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven’t expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise. Plot has fat cat car dealer Jack Warden desperate to knock out competition provided by a brother also portrayed by Warden. Latter dies early on but operator […]

  • Michael B. Jordan arrives at the

    Michael B. Jordan to Star in, Produce Hitman Drama 'The Silver Bear'

    What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven’t expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise. Plot has fat cat car dealer Jack Warden desperate to knock out competition provided by a brother also portrayed by Warden. Latter dies early on but operator […]

  • Nicole Kidman stars as Erin Bell

    Nicole Kidman Faces a Dark Past in 'Destroyer' Trailer

    What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven’t expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise. Plot has fat cat car dealer Jack Warden desperate to knock out competition provided by a brother also portrayed by Warden. Latter dies early on but operator […]

  • The Front Runner

    'The Front Runner' Crew on Bringing 1988 Campaign to Life

    What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven’t expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise. Plot has fat cat car dealer Jack Warden desperate to knock out competition provided by a brother also portrayed by Warden. Latter dies early on but operator […]

  • Hollywood New Leaders Film

    Hollywood's New Leaders 2018: Film

    What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven’t expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise. Plot has fat cat car dealer Jack Warden desperate to knock out competition provided by a brother also portrayed by Warden. Latter dies early on but operator […]

  • Ken JeongCreative Arts Emmy's Awards, Arrivals,

    Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista's Comedy 'My Spy'

    What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven’t expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise. Plot has fat cat car dealer Jack Warden desperate to knock out competition provided by a brother also portrayed by Warden. Latter dies early on but operator […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content