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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

R | | Comedy | 14 August 2009 (USA)
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Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

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Neal Brennan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Piven ... Don Ready
Ving Rhames ... Jibby Newsome
James Brolin ... Ben Selleck
David Koechner ... Brent Gage
Kathryn Hahn ... Babs Merrick
Ed Helms ... Paxton Harding
Jordana Spiro ... Ivy Selleck
Tony Hale ... Wade Zooha
Ken Jeong ... Teddy Dang
Rob Riggle ... Peter Selleck
Alan Thicke ... Stu Harding
Charles Napier ... Dick Lewiston
Jonathan Sadowski ... Blake
Noureen DeWulf ... Heather
Wendie Malick ... Tammy Selleck
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Storyline

In a desperate attempt to save his rapidly failing used car dealership, Ben Selleck hires a crack team of "car mercenaries" to ramp up sales during the Fourth of July weekend. Led by the fast-talking, foul-mouthed, self-assured Don "The Goods" Ready, the group has three days to sell over 200 cars. But as Don undertakes his newest mission, and quickly falls for the boss's daughter Ivy, he realizes he'll have to trust more than his cars and his crafty skills in deceit to make a success out of the daunting weekend. Written by The Massie Twins

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goods: The Don Ready Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Alhambra, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,642,137, 16 August 2009

Gross USA:

$15,122,676

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,300,714
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Trans Am at Selleck Motors most likely wasn't used in the making of Smokey and the Bandit (1977). The most telling sign of this is that the interior is golden brown, and Black, which was the color of the interior in the original Bandit car. See more »

Goofs

As seen from the beginning, the Trans Am is placed on a metallic support in the air. By the end of the movie we see Don and Ivy talking inside the vehicle. However, when exiting, Don gets down as if the car was on the ground, before the take was quickly cut to a next scene. See more »

Quotes

Selleck Customer - Gary: It's a good car, right?
Babs Merrick: No.
Selleck Customer - Gary: I don't give a shit. I'll push the motherfucker.
Babs Merrick: Go see the dudes in the back. Run, man!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene with Don Ready and Ivy Selleck set to music. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Old Time Rock & Roll
Written by Bob Seger
Performed by Jeremy Piven
Produced by Ali Dee
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Doesn't have the goods.
2 September 2009 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

"Listen man, I haven't been home in a year and a half... and I'm about 90% sure I left the front door open. Jibby Newsome (Ving Rhames)

That's the funniest line in the film.

Selling used cars and love have not always been successfully tandem motifs, so universally derided is that business. In The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard , starring Jeremy Piven as Don "The Goods" Ready, James Brolin as a hoping-to- be-gay car dealer hires Jeremy Piven's A Team to sell the cars off his ailing lot over a holiday weekend.

Piven falls in love while selling the cars to nary a laugh in the house. For this lame comedy he left successful Broadway and TV gigs? F bombs and gay innuendo cannot sell the picture any more than used cars. Try to answer why Piven thinks films are a better venue than TV and Broadway, where he had considerable success despite his leaving his last show under cloudy circumstances.

And that Will Ferrell is a producer of this failure with a forgettable cameo performance is further evidence that comedy is for sale, at least this one. No government help for this clunker.


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