R | | Comedy, Drama
A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
The bar/restaurant scenes were filmed in the Westview Lounge near Baltimore. During a break in production, Danny DeVito and Richard Dreyfuss gave each other hair cuts in the back parking lot of the restaurant. The restaurant has since been sold and torn down. It is becoming a Walgreens.
Hey, asshole! This is the ultimate "fuck you"! I just poked your wife!
Ernest Tilley: What are you talking about?
Bill Babowsky: Yeah, she's in my bed right now with a very big smile on her face.
Ernest Tilley: Well, that's just fine by me. She's a pain in the ass! An albatross around my neck!...
When the salesmen are receiving their commissions in 1963, the lounge band is playing "The Girl From Ipanema" to which patrons are singing along. The actual album by Stan Getz that brought the famous song to the USA was not released until March 1964.
$187,381 8 March 1987