Suckers (film)

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Suckers
Directed byRoger Nygard
Written byRoger Nygard
Joe Yanetty
Produced byW.K. Border
StarringDaniel Benzali
Louis Mandylor
Lori Loughlin
CinematographyNathan Hope
Edited byRoger Nygard
Music byBilly Sullivan
Walter Werzowa
Production
company
NEO Motion Pictures
Distributed byCreative Light Entertainment
Creative Light Worldwide
Release date
2001
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$2,000,000

Suckers is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Roger Nygard, who co-wrote the story with Joe Yanetty. It is about the car sales business in the United States, and stars Joe Yannetty, Jake Johannsen, Daniel Benzali, Michael D. Roberts, Louis Mandylor and Lori Loughlin.

Premise[edit]

Bobby (played by Louis Mandylor) is nice-guy looking for work. He also owes a lot of money to these loan sharks, Chad and Everett.[1] One day he walks into Southside Motors in L.A., and takes a job as a car salesman. This is where it all happens and he enters into the shady world of car sales.[2] The dealership manager (played by Daniel Benzali) is a bald headed bully who has no qualms about screwing the customer.[3] Unfortunately for Bobby, he doesn't have the knack for screwing the customers.[4] Things are further complicated when the loan sharks come to collect money that Bobby owes them.[5]

Cast[edit]

Background[edit]

The story for the film was written by Joe Yanetty and Roger Nygard who is a stand-up comic and former car salesman. Nygard also directed the film.[7] For the story, Nygard drew on accounts that he had heard from his car dealer friends. One was about a woman who used sex to steal a car and left the salesman stranded and naked.[8]

Premiere and awards[edit]

The film had its premiere at the Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.[9] The film was a 2001 Video Premiere Award Winner in the Screenplay category,[10] beating Tony Johnston's Full Disclosure by David Davis and Brian Cox, O.K. Garage by Brandon Cole, and Doug Campbell's The Tomorrow Man.[11] It was shown at the 2000 Cinequest Film Festival.[12] It picked up an award at the festival in the "Special Jury Artistic Merit Award" category.[13] It was also an entrant at the Waterfront Film Festival.[14]

The film has played on HBO and Cinemax.[15]

Releases[edit]

  • Sucker$ - Sand Hill SH 0061 - 2001[16]
  • Suckers - Planet - 2001
  • Suckers - Victory Multimedia - 2001
  • Suckers - Razor Digital Entertainment - 2004
  • Tough Guys: Suckers / Sex and Bullets - Razor - 2005[17]

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