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It Takes Two (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 July 1988 (USA)
In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie "Stephi" Lawrence and work with his father-in-law. However he decides to buy a car with his US$ 5,000.00 ... See full summary »

Director:

David Beaird

Writers:

Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szollosi (as Thomas Szollosi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Newbern ... Travis Rogers
Leslie Hope ... Stephanie Lawrence
Kimberly Foster ... Jonni Tigersmith
Barry Corbin ... George Lawrence
Anthony Geary ... Wheel / Giuseppe's voice
Frances Lee McCain ... Joyce Rogers
Patrika Darbo ... Dee Dee
Marco Perella ... Dave
Bill Bolender ... Judd Rogers
Jerry Biggs Jerry Biggs ... Dolan
Scott Fults ... Barry
Jim Holmes ... Walter
John Hussey ... Preacher
Mickey Jones ... Bucholtz
Bill Thurman ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie "Stephi" Lawrence and work with his father-in-law. However he decides to buy a car with his US$ 5,000.00 savings in Dallas before the wedding. He goes to a car dealer and the sexy saleswoman Jonni Tigersmith convinces him to buy an expensive fully-loaded Lamborghini-type car after the test drive. But soon Travis finds that his car is a piece of junk. When Jonni sees the car, she has an argument with her crooked boss since it is not the test drive car and is fired together with the mechanic. She meets Travis and they have one night stand. They team up with the mechanic and decide to retrieve the car he bought. Meanwhile Stephi is waiting for travel for the rehearsals and finally for the wedding. Will Travis marry Stephi or stay with Jonni? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My New Car See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$344,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$344,375
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Company Credits

Production Co:

United Artists See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When in his stomach he paddles the wrong direction, they way he paddles he would go away from his fiancée not towards her. See more »

Quotes

Wheel: The Constitution wasn't written on an etch-a-sketch, but every once in a while you gotta twist the knobs a little.
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Insultingly stupid rating here for a clean, entertaining and well made movie!
5 July 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

Absolutely moronic user-rating for such a pleasant and well made little film which being in Australia, I have only ever known as MY USED CAR. It would lead one to believe that decency, LACK of vitriol, language and violence just doesn't sit well with today's viewing audience. I agree with whoever likened this to THE WEDDING SINGER. Both films promote a feel-good yet family-orientated slant on youthful zest and maybe even excess.

Just days before his wedding to Stephanie (and has ANYONE ever seen a prettier girl, let alone a BRIDE than exquisite cutie - Leslie Hope?) young Travis just HAS to have himself a new supercar...some kinda tricked-up Lambo look-alike the majority of which was "made in Taiwan!" His dreams turns to an outright horror-show when the car falls apart like a cheap suit. Time, he thinks to take it up to the shonky car dealership and its rat-bag owner!

While Stephanie and her long suffering dad, together with wall to wall guests line the church waiting with little expectation of ever seeing Travis again ("Never did trust that boy" intones her dad at regular intervals) our hero is living his revenge, with the help of the beautiful sales girl who persuaded him to buy the wreck in the first place. Will Stephanie have to take a back-seat to the new Jill-come- lately? Is someone else going to get heartbroken here? Will he make the wedding? Well, whaddya think?

I loved this film - any romantic would! if you don't like it - don't watch it! Realistically a 6.5! It doesn't AIM any higher!


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