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It Takes Two (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 July 1988 (USA)
In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie "Stephi" Lawrence and work with his father-in-law. However he decides to buy a car with his US$ 5,000.00 ... See full summary »

Director:

David Beaird

Writers:

Richard Christian Matheson, Tom Szollosi (as Thomas Szollosi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Newbern ... Travis Rogers
Leslie Hope ... Stephanie Lawrence
Kimberly Foster ... Jonni Tigersmith
Barry Corbin ... George Lawrence
Anthony Geary ... Wheel / Giuseppe's voice
Frances Lee McCain ... Joyce Rogers
Patrika Darbo ... Dee Dee
Marco Perella ... Dave
Bill Bolender ... Judd Rogers
Jerry Biggs Jerry Biggs ... Dolan
Scott Fults ... Barry
Jim Holmes ... Walter
John Hussey ... Preacher
Mickey Jones ... Bucholtz
Bill Thurman ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie "Stephi" Lawrence and work with his father-in-law. However he decides to buy a car with his US$ 5,000.00 savings in Dallas before the wedding. He goes to a car dealer and the sexy saleswoman Jonni Tigersmith convinces him to buy an expensive fully-loaded Lamborghini-type car after the test drive. But soon Travis finds that his car is a piece of junk. When Jonni sees the car, she has an argument with her crooked boss since it is not the test drive car and is fired together with the mechanic. She meets Travis and they have one night stand. They team up with the mechanic and decide to retrieve the car he bought. Meanwhile Stephi is waiting for travel for the rehearsals and finally for the wedding. Will Travis marry Stephi or stay with Jonni? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My New Car See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$157,294, 17 July 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$344,375
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Company Credits

Production Co:

United Artists See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

Early in the bus ride to the big city, Travis speaks to the bus driver, then sits down and talks to his seat-mate. In a brief shot towards the front of the bus, the bus' windshield is seen to be solid bright green, indicating a missing rear projection effect that should have shown the road the bus was traveling. See more »

Quotes

Wheel: The Constitution wasn't written on an etch-a-sketch, but every once in a while you gotta twist the knobs a little.
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Sweet Take on First Adult Adventure
6 July 2019 | by jmills-40840See all my reviews

It's a comedy about starting a life as a young married couple. Formulated by 1980s comedic writers to be a safe look in to a wedding from two distinct view points; his desire to not be his Dad and her desire to marry for love. Exotic car and trip to big city mixes with sleazy car dealer and sexy saleswoman equals coming of age for our hero. See past the critics and negative reviews. See the pair come together to fulfill their need for each other.


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