R | | Comedy
When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Frank McRae's character, Jim the Mechanic, is loosely based on a weird garage mechanic Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale encountered on a road trip (according to the DVD commentary).
Jim the Mechanic:
Maroon car, my ass. This motherfucker's red.
After Toby is "run over", Jeff (Gerrit Graham) picks him up, but the rock he had pushed under the left rear wheel to simulate the dog being run over is now gone. Additionally, the tire track for the "left wheel" is only a few feet from the next row of cars, far too close for the Vista Cruiser to pass on that side.
The film's closing credits state: "The producers wish to thank the governor, people and motion picture office of the State of Arizona for their cooperation in the production of this motion picture."
CBS edited 7 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere.