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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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Nine cast members in this film have played a major to a small role on the sitcom The Office (2005); David Koechner, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, Paul Lieberstein, Rob Riggle, Will Ferrell, Ken Jeong, Jessica St. Clair, and Jean Villeique. 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

Brent Gage: You were the first person to wear a Von Dutch trucker hat.
Don Ready: I really regret that!
Brent Gage: As well you should.
Brent Gage: Mmmm look at my husband, looks like hes got a Don Ready!
Don Ready: Give me a minute.
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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 »

Soundtracks

Eagle Style
Written by Adam McKay, Kyle Crusham & Kevin Hoetger
Performed by Set the Controls (as Set the Control)
Courtesy of Set the Control Music
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Funny..but could have been better
20 August 2009 | by mnl0730See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of posts on this site either claiming this a terrible waste of time or the funniest ever made. The truth is the people that deemed this "unwatchable" or "left after 30 mins" should never have gone in the first place. What did you expect.. seriously? The writing could have been a lot better but it was still entertaining. It's worth a watch but is not as good as Talladega Nights or Anchorman. Ed Helms and Rob Riggle stole the screen much like they did in The Hangover. However disappointing was the performance by Ken Juong, who suffered badly from the lack of creative writing. In the end, the movie "is what it is" a decent hit and miss comedy.


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Country:

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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:

$15,300,885
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1.85 : 1
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