Enjoy unlimited streaming on Prime Video
Thousands of other titles available to watch instantly.
5.8/10
19,221
62 user 81 critic

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

12 | | Comedy | 14 August 2009 (USA)
Clip
0:59 | Clip
Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

Director:

Neal Brennan

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A verda horda - Adj el, vagy hullj el! See more »

Filming Locations:

Alhambra, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,642,137, 16 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,102,127, 27 September 2009
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

During the scene where Don is making a tandem skydive into the Selleck dealership, there are a number of obvious mistakes regarding the parachute gear: You can see there is no main parachute connected at the "three ring circus" connector point on the main harness as the two are in the aircraft doorway; There is no drogue parachute used during the freefall; Under canopy, there are only 5 or 6 straight cords connecting the parachute to the harness, instead of 10 to 12 split lines; The parachute the two land under is very small (less than 200 square feet), instead of the 400 - 500 square feet required for a tandem rig; and when Cessna Jim pulls his parachute up after landing, it is not connected anywhere to the harness. See more »

Quotes

Babs Merrick: You're a virgin?
Jibby Newsome: Oh, hell no!
Babs Merrick: Oh.
Jibby Newsome: No, I been with hundreds of women... maybe thousands. I... I just ain't never really ever made love to a woman. You know, I've done 3-ways, 4-ways, menage-a-tois, menage sept, menage seises... I've sixty-nined, eighty-nined... one hundred fourteened. Golden, diamond and platinum showers. I like that. I mean, I ripped shit up. Done all that... but I ain't never ever made love to a woman.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene with Don Ready and Ivy Selleck set to music. See more »

Connections

References Superbad (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Stupid Grin
Written by Kyle Crusham & Kevin Hoetger
Performed by Set the Controls (as Set the Control)
Courtesy of Set the Control Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Plot? Who says a comedy needs a plot?
12 June 2012 | by fredericksmith1952See all my reviews

Plot? Who says a comedy needs a plot? Apparently no one ever told Andy Stock or Rick Stemson, but that doesn't seem to matter much. The Goods is an absolutely hilarious look at the irreverent business of selling used cars that hasn't been addressed this well since "Cadillac Man" or "Used Cars".

They picked the perfect cast for this side splitter. Jeremy Piven is one of those guys who can pull off the two-dimensional character with finesse. His portrayal of Don Ready is the perfect lead for this cast of unlikely car salesmen trying to save the failing dealership. Ving Rhames plays his role with audacity, as do both Kathryn Hahn and David Koechner, all three exceptional comedians in their own right.

Seeing Alan Thicke and James Brolin in the film, along with Wendie Mallck, reminds us that older actors may not take the stage often, but when they do, they know their stuff. While their roles are brief, they are exceptional and add the right amount of balance to the film.

All in all, while I don't see this film walking away with any Oscars, it is an entertaining adult comedy with some great lines and a few scenes so ridiculous they are priceless. The kiddies need to be in bed or out playing in the yard though. Rated a serious R of language and nudity. Oh, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for a cameo by the ever hot Gina Gershon.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 62 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed