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HELP - Need some "used car sales" movie clips


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Scott Dautel

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Posted February 14 2007 - 02:32 AM

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 of 17 OFFLINE   Raasean Asaad

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Posted February 14 2007 - 03:50 AM

first thing that comes to mind is......

"Used Cars"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081698/
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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted February 14 2007 - 06:23 AM

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 of 17 OFFLINE   Fred Seger

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Posted February 14 2007 - 11:35 AM

I've always liked the car salesman scenes from True Lies

#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Bryan X

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Posted February 14 2007 - 12:37 PM

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

#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Brad Porter

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Posted February 14 2007 - 01:56 PM

Breaking Away has some nice used car sales scenes.

Specifically, Paul Dooley shouting "Refund? Refund?" Posted Image

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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted February 14 2007 - 02:51 PM

Fargo and Fight Club come to mind

#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted February 14 2007 - 11:22 PM

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.
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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted February 15 2007 - 12:32 AM

Buy the movie Suckers. It's chock full of great examples of car sales.
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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted February 15 2007 - 12:37 AM

American Graffiti Twilight Zone - The Whole Truth Crossroads Cadillac Man (I think)

#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Marianne

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Posted February 15 2007 - 02:14 AM

Ocean's 13 (Bernie Mac)

#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Todd K

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Posted February 15 2007 - 02:53 AM

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

#13 of 17 OFFLINE   Scott Dautel

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Posted February 15 2007 - 03:18 AM

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 of 17 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted February 15 2007 - 06:33 AM

"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.
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#15 of 17 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted February 15 2007 - 06:53 AM

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??" Posted Image

#16 of 17 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted February 15 2007 - 08:20 AM

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.
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#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted February 15 2007 - 10:58 AM

I hear Suckers (1999) is good! Posted Image
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