A wonderful documentary...definitely check this one out - Ain't It Cool News
“My job as a slasher, being a used car salesperson, liquidator, doing these auction sales…people automatically assume whatever I say, whatever comes out of my mouth is a lie”
Meet Michael Bennett, better known as “The Slasher,” a raspy-voiced family man who exudes so much nervous energy that he smokes two cigarettes at a time and can hardly stand still. When auto dealerships are desperate to dump their stale inventory as quickly as possible, the California-based Bennett is flown all over the country to slash prices and clear entire lots within a few short days.
Director John Landis (The Blues Brothers, Animal House, An American Werewolf in London) brilliantly turns his comedic eye on one particularly off-the-wall weekend in the life of Bennett, as he’s called upon to help a struggling dealership in Memphis, home to Elvis Presely and the bankruptcy capital of the world.
Featuring a pitc-perfect Southern soul soundtrack, including forgotten favorites from Sam & Dave, Booker T. and the MG’s, and Otis Redding, SLASHER is a frenetic, fascinating and intensely funny look at one man so tightly wound, he couldn’t be anything other than a car salesman.
Commentary from Director John Landis and Crew; Deleted Scenes; IFC