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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.
According to Robert Zemeckis, it took Toby's trainer two months to get him to perform the sight gag where he retrieves a screwdriver from the toolbox for Luke Fuchs and then is sent back to the tool box for the proper screwdriver. The "test drive for Toby" gag where he plays dead was done using sedatives.
You're going to love it, Stan. Trust me.
Rudy Russo: Ah, shit! There goes a perfectly good bumper sticker.
Toward the end of the movie, it is established that the setting is Maricopa county, Arizona, which is in the mountain time zone. Earlier, when the decision is made to interrupt President Carter's TV address, it is said that it will be on at 9:00. That would indicate that the address started at 11:00 Eastern time- somewhat late for a televised speech.
CBS edited 7 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere.