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Actors: Anthony Caselli, William Coelius IV, Sharon K. Cooper, Roy Dennison, Angelo Fata
Super Sucker Cleaning System salesman Fred Barlow's reputation is on the line after a rival salesman starts doing better than him.
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CONNIE C. from HAMPTON, SC
Reviewed on 9/20/2012...
Jeff Daniels is an outstanding and most under appreciated actor and also a talented screenwriter. This was an entertaining indy movie which even with it's low budget out performs those with multi-million dollar budgets. Well done.
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Only in America
Bryan Dawkins | Coolville daddy-o | 09/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For unknown reasons there are people in this country that through no fault of their own come second place. They salute the other American flag and hear the anthem played for the losers.
"Super Sucker" is a film about this group of people. Sort of a kinder version of "Used Cars" and has that same feel good quality
of "Tucker". Writen,Acted and Directed By Jeff Daniels it is on the same level with the early work of Woody Allen's "Take The Money and Run" as an au tor work, we have in the past seen such projects turn out to be, I Made this for myself and you are fortunate to see it; turn out be to so introspective as to actually put the viewer to sleep .
With the film "Super Sucker" I had a goodtime from being to end. I felt a part of this film and I wanted to be one of the team of "Super Sucker" sales people(as stated in the film it is more than just a Vaccum). The Film is about the daily struggles of selling vaccums between two firms that may if Daniels, Fred Barlows team don't sell enought (which they have not been doing over the long term)will go out of business.
As with most films these days it relies on sex to carry the comedy; I add this no to be critical but to warn asexual viewers.
The nice surprise is Dawn Wells who we rarely get to see in films these days has a pleasant turn as herself and much mention is made of "Gilligans Island".
Lately, I have had a hard time in this new age (The 21 century)
finding films that have not been over produced, over marketed,
or over hyped that I have truely enjoyed and felt good about buying. "Super Sucker" is one and marks the 800 dvd in my collection the only other feel good film that I enjoyed lately that is in the same class is John Waters "A Dirty Shame". The next film that I can say I really want to see is "Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits" by Larry Blamire whose first film "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" was also a goodtime.
"Super Sucker" I believe worked because it was an independant film and the Jeff Daniels Free of studio muddling could get his vision on the screen. I was truely entertained by this work and we could use more like it."
EVERYBODY will laugh!!
James A. Van Nus | Hilton Head Island, SC United States | 04/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This obscure movie is absolutely one of funniest I've ever seen! Jeff Daniels was perfectly cast! I accidentally found it while satellite channel surfing. Finally found a copy to buy (naturally at amazon).
I created THE TEST: I picked 10 people I know that had reputations of hating TV, or preaching that movies were only for the uneducated, or were almost impossible to get a even smile from no matter how good a joke would be, or no matter what they were exposed to. (Of course no one would initially admit this). I invited them two at a time to the house for refreshments and to watch this movie. I warned them ahead of what to expect, and that I would be betting that they could not stifle even a grin, much less a hearty laugh. They all argued, all tried to convince me or each other that they possessed enough self control that they wouldn't even smile much less giggle, snort, or laugh while watching this comedy. Some even wanted to bet money, to which I refused. However, 8 agreed that the winner would be treated to a steak dinner.
RESULTS: All ten persons lost!! One person came close to not laughing but strange grunts & noises emanated from his mouth; he gave in and admitted his insides "shook with glee". I am still owed 5 steak dinners and am gaining weight.
This story is true. Years ago I offered the same test with "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". 7 out of the 10 contestants laughed, but "Super Sucker" was 10 for 10. Watch this and YOU WILL LAUGH!! LET YOURSELF GO! Then show it to your in-laws; your boss, or the dullest, most stoic pseudo-serious people you know and watch how they loose themselves to uncontrollable laughter."
Teo Ahlbrandt-rains | a2,MI USA | 01/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If there was a 4.5 option Id've surely picked that instead of
4. This because I was only disappointed with the finish, and
I'm not even sure quite why. This is a wonderful movie,
especialy if you like good acting (that should be emphasized)
Though admittedly a character or two are (realisticly) corny,
you're bound to know someone you can relate them to.
There is a morsel of knowledge about the sales world in the
movie which could be distilled into the following idea:
You're own happiness and confidence always projects through
your sales(wo)man persona and directly affects the experience
that your customer is having which has as much to do with
'selling' somone one a product as them actually needing it.