HELP - Need some "used car sales" movie clips

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  1. Scott Dautel

    Scott Dautel Second Unit

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    Working on a presentation for work & we want to incorporate some brief movie clips. What we are specifically looking for are funny scenes of car salesman (new or used) putting the hard sell on. We want examples of "good" salesman and "bad" salesman.

    Please suggest any movies / scenes that we could use.
     
  2. Raasean Asaad

    Raasean Asaad Supporting Actor

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  3. Jon Martin

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    Didn't John Waters play a used car salesman in SOMETHING WILD? Haven't seen it in a while. Or the opening of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION is a classic one.
     
  4. Fred Seger

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    I've always liked the car salesman scenes from True Lies
     
  5. Bryan X

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    I'll second the opening to National Lampoon's Vacation. Classic.
     
  6. Brad Porter

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    Breaking Away has some nice used car sales scenes.

    Specifically, Paul Dooley shouting "Refund? Refund?" [​IMG]

    Brad
     
  7. Scott L

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    Fargo and Fight Club come to mind
     
  8. Henry Gale

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    The Hot Spot (1990)
    There are so many good reasons to own this movie:
    Jennifer Connally at Hamilton Pool
    Virginia Madsen
    Grey Ghost at the piano
    Don Johnson walking onto a used car lot he doesn't work at and selling a car.
     
  9. Philip Hamm

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    Buy the movie Suckers. It's chock full of great examples of car sales.
     
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    American Graffiti
    Twilight Zone - The Whole Truth
    Crossroads
    Cadillac Man (I think)
     
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    Ocean's 13 (Bernie Mac)
     
  12. Todd K

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    Probably not as sleazy as the others, but don't forget Milton Berle in The Muppet Movie! "Detachable fenders for narrow garages."
     
  13. Scott Dautel

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    I know I could count on the HTF ... some really great tips here. I"ve never heard of Suckers, but that one looks perfect. Also, someone else mentioned Cadillac Man & it happens to be running on HBO this weekend.

    Also remembering where Putty was selling a car to Jerry on Seinfeld ... "Undercoating ... we dont even know what that is..."

    Thanks again and keep 'em coming.
     
  14. Philip Hamm

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    "Suckers" has some hilarious examples of exactly what you want. Specifically near the beginning of the movie when the sales manager at the dealership makes a deal.
     
  15. MarkHastings

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    Too bad the episode of the Simpsons is out on DVD (Where Homer becomes a User Car Salesman)...

    "Did that salesman just cut one and then turn up the radio to try and cover it up??" [​IMG]
     
  16. Marty M

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    Used cars has several scenes of great car commercials. There are a couple of ads that were aired in the movie when they hi-jacked the air waves, once during a presidential speech and another during a football game. They are great scenes.

    I should add that this is an R-rated movie, so you might want to watch those scenes before you show them to an audience.
     
  17. Henry Gale

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    I hear Suckers (1999) is good! [​IMG]
     

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