Used Cars

With their unerring eye for potential, the distributors didn't release this hilarious black comedy to cinemas in Britain. Zemeckis subsequently went on to make Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and loadsa money. Infinitely more caustic than these blockbusters, Used Cars runs on a contemporary screwball motor with a slapstick chassis. Centred on the outrageous rivalry of two car dealerships (both owned by Jack Warden, as twins), it's an amoral celebration of the all-American wheeler-dealer - like Tin Men on speed. Even Jimmy Carter lends his support!

Release details

Duration: 111 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Cast: Kurt Russell
Jack Warden
Gerrit Graham
Frank McRae
Deborah Harmon
Joseph P Flaherty
Michael McKean
David L Lander
Wendie Jo Sperber
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