Watch for the re-release of a new 4k-HD full restoration!

To be released in 2019 on Blu-Ray by Synapse Films.

And HD digital VOD release in 2020 for streaming and download.

U.S. Comedy Arts Film Festival Aspen, USA Film Festival Dallas, AFI Los Angeles Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Festival


2000 Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
Special Jury Artistic Merit Award

2001 Video Premiere Awards
Best Screenplay

This is the story of what REALLY goes on behind the scenes at a car dealership.  Desperate for money, Bobby Deluca reluctantly becomes a car salesman at a dealership where general manager Reggie trains his team to squeeze every penny out of their customers. Caught in the midst of fast-paced car-sales mayhem, Bobby discovers, to his dismay, that he has a talent for screwing people. And when he finds out that Reggie is using the dealership to smuggle contraband, all hell breaks loose with Bobby and his wife caught in the middle. Whatever you do, don’t buy your next car without seeing this movie.  Directed and edited by Roger Nygard, co-written by Nygard and Joe Yannetty; starring Daniel Benzali, Louis Mandylor, and Lori Loughlin.

“…Roger Nygard’s abrasive comedy about car salesman is one of those laugh-yourself-sick movies about things most people hate.”
— David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter

“…Daniel Benzali bellows, blusters and bullies his underlings into squeezing every dime possible out of the poor souls who wander into their offices. It’s an awesome performance, wrapped around a great movie that’ll make you think twice before buying that next car.”
— Al Brumley, The Dallas Morning News

“…a gleefully misanthropic take on new-car salesmen. …a fulsome rainbow coalition of greed and rancor coalesces around Daniel Benzali (of TV’s Murder One ), the bullet-headed master salesman on a Rod Steiger diet of steroids and scenery who sets everyone’s priorities straight, or else.”
— Paul Cullum, LA Weekly

“…Roger Nygard’s exhilaratingly cynical car salesman film Suckers has the macho punch of a David Mamet drama.”
— Susie Eaton Hopper, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Production Stills         .

SUCKERS stars Daniel Benzali (left) and Louis Mandylor (right).

Director Roger Nygard (center) is flanked by SUCKERS stars Daniel Benzali (left) and Louis Mandylor (right).

Reggie (Daniel Benzali) motivates his salesmen.

Donna (Lori Loughlin) at home with her successful salesman husband.

Reggie (Daniel Benzali) takes control of a deal in SUCKERS.

Reggie (Daniel Benzali; standing) motivates his salesmen (left to right: Daniel Villareal, BT, Louis Mandylor, Eli Danker, Valente Rodriguez).

Reggie (Daniel Benzali; standing) motivates his salesmen (left to right: Daniel Villareal, BT, Louis Mandylor, Eli Danker, Valente Rodriguez).

Eddie (Michael D. Roberts) tells Bobby (Louis Mandylor) to keep his eyes on the entrance to the dealership, and if he sees a car, to yell, “Coming in!”  (Left to right:  Wayne Duvall, Utah Blue, David Ackert, Louis Mandylor, Michael D. Roberts, Daniel Villareal, Darren Gray Ward).

All the salesmen from SUCKERS; back row, right to left:  David Poland, Valente Rodriguiz, Josh Sweet, Louis Mandylor, Daniel Benzali, Michael D. Roberts, Eli Danker, Wayne Duvall;  front row, left to right:  David Ackert, Utah Blue, B.T., Darren Gray Ward, Daniel Villareal.

The first Saturday morning meeting.

Reggie (Daniel Benzali) interviews Bobby (Louis Mandylor) for a job.

Bobby (Louis Mandylor) faces decision time.

Reggie (Daniel Benzali) motivates salesman.

Tim Thomerson prepares to arrest somebody, but then decides to buy a car instead.

Director Roger Nygard (left) with SUCKERS star Daniel Benzali (right).

Director Roger Nygard (left) with SUCKERS star Daniel Benzali (right).

DVD art.

A customer (left, Jake Johannsen) is suckered into a deal by a SUCKERS salesman (right, Joe Yannetty, co-writer).

Bobby (Louis Mandylor) and Reggie (Daniel Benzali) wait for their next sucker.

The salesmen wait for their next sucker.

Reggie (Daniel Benzali) motivates his salesmen.

Bobby (Louis Mandylor) works on his first customers (Adrienne Anderson & Eric Poppick).

JJ (B.T.) and his goons (Walter Emanual Jones and Aaron Hoffmann) take Reggie (Daniel Benzali) hostage.

Sales poster.

Sales poster.

A still frame from the movie SUCKERS.