IMDb > Pink Cadillac (1989)
Pink Cadillac
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Pink Cadillac (1989) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 22 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Pink Cadillac -- Jump bail and skip-tracer Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) will nail you before the ink on your fake ID dries. He always gets his man. But will he also get his woman (Bernadette Peters)?
Pink Cadillac -- text onscreen


User Rating:
5.2/10   8,675 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writer (WGA):
John Eskow (written by)
View company contact information for Pink Cadillac on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
26 May 1989 (USA) See more »
It takes a real man to bring in a lady in a pink Cadillac.
Skip tracer Tommy Nowak is tracking Lou Ann McGuinn for a bail bondsman in California. Lou Ann is also... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Track em and snatch em Clint. See more (24 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Tommy Nowak

Bernadette Peters ... Lou Ann McGuinn

Timothy Carhart ... Roy McGuinn
Tiffany Gail Robinson ... McGuinn Baby
Angela Louise Robinson ... McGuinn Baby

John Dennis Johnston ... Waycross

Michael Des Barres ... Alex
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Billy Dunston

Bill Moseley ... Darrell

Michael Champion ... Ken Lee

William Hickey ... Mr. Barton

Geoffrey Lewis ... Ricky Z
Gary Howard Klar ... Randy Bates (as Gary Klar)

Dirk Blocker ... Policeman #1

Leonard R. Garner Jr. ... Policeman #2 (as Lenny Garner)
Robert L. Feist ... Rodeo Announcer (as Bob Feist)
Gary Leffew ... John Capshaw

Robert Harvey ... Skip Tracer in Diner (as Bob Harvey)

Gerry Bamman ... Buddy
Julie Hoopman ... Waitress
Travis Swords ... Capshaw's Attorney
Paul Benjamin ... Judge
Randy Kirby ... District Attorney
Linda Hoy ... Lou Ann's Attorney

Cliff Bemis ... Jeff

Frances Fisher ... Dinah

Bryan Adams ... Gas Station Attendant
Sue Ann Gilfillan ... Saleslady

John Fleck ... Lounge Lizard
Bill Wattenburg ... Pit Boss
Mara Corday ... Stick Lady

Jim Carrey ... Lounge Entertainer (as James Carrey)
Erik C. Westby ... Room Service Waiter
Richie Allan ... Derelict
Roy Conrad ... Barker

Wayne Storm ... Jack Bass

James Cromwell ... Motel Desk Clerk

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Birthright Thug

Bill McKinney ... Coltersville Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Suzanne Leary Faber ... Bail Bond Office Secretary (uncredited)

Daniel D. Halleck ... (voice) (uncredited)

Ed McMahon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Buddy Van Horn 
Writing credits
John Eskow (written by)

Produced by
Michael Gruskoff .... executive producer
David Valdes .... producer
Original Music by
Steve Dorff 
Cinematography by
Jack N. Green (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
Casting by
Phyllis Huffman 
Production Design by
Edward C. Carfagno 
Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden 
Makeup Department
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Valdes .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Earl Beesley .... first assistant director
Frank Capra III .... second assistant director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master
Bryan Belair .... construction foreman
Larry Boyd .... set dresser
Judy Cammer .... set designer
Ronald C. Jacobs .... lead man (as Ron Jacobs)
Bob Lawless .... stand-by painter (as Robert Lawless)
Jerry Swift .... assistant property master
Frank White .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Carmen Baker .... assistant adr editor (as Carmen Hocson Baker)
Neil Burrow .... sound editor
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Teri E. Dorman .... sound editor
Jay Engel .... adr editor (as Jay N. Engel)
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert W. Harris .... cable person
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor
David M. Horton .... sound editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Darrin Martin .... assistant sound editor (as Darrin Val Martin)
Karen Minahan .... assistant sound editor
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Calvin Joe Acord .... special effects (as Calvin Acord)
John Frazier .... special effects
Harold Selig .... special effects (as Hal Selig)
John Alden .... stunts
Paula Crist .... stunts
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts
Doc Duhame .... stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunt coordinator (as Richard 'Diamond' Farnsworth)
Steve Geray .... stunts
Andree Gibbs .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts (as Cliff Happy)
Diane Hetfield .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Walt La Rue .... stunts
Brett Leffew .... stunts
Jack Lilley .... stunts
Burt Marshall .... stunts
Matt McColm .... stunts
George Orrison .... stunts
Rex Rossi .... stunts
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts
Laurie Sheehan .... stunts (as Laurane Sheehan)
Spike Silver .... stunts
Al Simon .... stunts
Rob Smets .... stunts (as Robert Smets)
Skipper Voss .... stunts
Danny Weselis .... stunts
John Douglas Ayers .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Steve Kelso .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Dunford .... dolly grip (as James Dunford)
Kelly Green .... second assistant camera
Jack E. McLean Jr. .... assistant chief lighting technician
Víctor Pérez .... chief lighting technician
Marcia Reed .... still photographer
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera (as Anthony J. Rivetti)
Douglas Ryan .... camera operator (as Doug Ryan)
Sidney Sidell .... first assistant camera (as Jerry Sidell)
Bruce D. Spellman .... best boy grip
Stephen St. John .... camera operator
Bill Young .... key grip
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mary Dangerfield .... atmosphere casting: Sacramento
Olivia Harris .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Sally Lear .... atmosphere casting: Reno
Jennifer Van Horn .... atmosphere casting: Greenville
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Hopper .... costume supervisor: women
Barbara Whittaker .... wardrobe: men
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor: men
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Michael Cipriano .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Donald Harris .... music editor
Steve Wax .... music consultant
Larry Herbstritt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Tom Roberts .... transportation captain
Other crew
Marco Barla .... unit publicist
Mike Dillin .... production associate
Sue Hutchinson .... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Linda Sony Kinney .... production secretary
Michael Maurer .... production accountant
Ronald A. Miller .... craft service (as Ronald Miller)
Richard Morgan .... first aid
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
Tom Rooker .... production associate
Patricia Saccente .... assistant: Ms. Peters
Antoinette Simmrin .... location manager
Franklin A. Vallette .... production associate (as Franklin Vallette)
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic (uncredited)
Antoinette Levine .... location manager (uncredited)
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
122 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:14 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:12 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #29630) | West Germany:16
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Clint Eastwood's only film not to get a theatrical release in the UK.See more »
Boom mic visible: (at around 31 mins) A boom mic's reflection can be seen in the car's window.See more »
Tommy Nowak:You just have to play that little-girl-lost routine, don't you.
Lou Ann McGuinn:I'm still feminine. I'm a Cosmo fighter.
Tommy Nowak:Obviously a hardened criminal. I can tell by your kewpie-doll lips.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Baby, Let's Play HouseSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Track em and snatch em Clint., 26 September 2010
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Pink Cadillac is directed by Buddy Van Horn, written by John Eskow and stars Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters & Timothy Carhart. Story sees Peters as Lou Ann McGuinn , who finally has enough of her no good husband Roy (Carhart) and flees off with their baby in his treasured pink Cadillac. Unbeknown to her the car contains a lot of money garnered from illegal means by the white supremacist group that Roy was hanging around with. Bounty hunter Tommy Novak (Eastwood) is then brought in to capture her since she has skipped bail. Once locating her an unusual friendship begins to form as both of them get deeper and deeper into trouble as the gang close in.

Pink Cadillac was a flop on release, and now it's almost forgotten by not only the casual film fan, but also by many of Eastwood's loyal fan club. Yet it's hardly the disaster some have painted it out to be. Yes the plot is a thin one and has been done brilliantly before; notably Midnight Run a year previously. While there's not enough action and comedy to sustain the 2 hour running time. It's also not unfair to say that the villains here-an array of dunderhead white supremacists-are weak and in the case of Carhart ; badly acted. But Pink Cadillac does have its moments and in Eastwood & Peters we have a most engaging, unpredictable odd couple act that is easy to warm too. Peters turns in a fine comedy performance, both psychically and verbally. Her ability to blend cute and needy with spunky feistiness works well off of Eastwood's more rugged charms. It seems that finally having a co-star of some worth is loosening the big man up, for here he enjoys playing comedy with his series of caricature disguises that he uses to catch the bail jumpers that form part of the story.

Perhaps it's a little unsettling to some fans to see Eastwood not being overtly macho, but this does make for a nice change of pace for Eastwood. A return to his days with the Orangutan; which incidentally up to Pink Cadillac's release were his biggest hit movies. But breaking it down it's a neat character that Eastwood has taken on with Tommy Novak. Almost anti-macho yet able to single handedly protect Lou Ann and her baby. You feel that this was a personal and deliberate choice for Eastwwood in a decade that for him mostly consists of diminishing sequels and poorly scripted misfires. Pink Cadillac has been lumped in with the worst of his career, but viewing it now it holds up much better than nearly all of his 80s output. File it along side Bronco Billy as one of his most underrated performances.

Not breaking any rules of the genre, or showing technical prowess and sharp scripting, Pink Cadillac is still the kind of inoffensive fun that knows its limits. Boosted by a relaxed Eastwood and a perky Miss Peters it's just waiting to be reappraised by a new audience. 7/10

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (24 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Pink Cadillac (1989)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Oh come on! scaramangaix
'Blonde in a pink cadillac' - question. fantabulany
sluty ambersoileau
jim carrey Jet_liana
Location? monticellomeadow
This movie made Clint Eastwood look soooo good! Miora
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Gun Crazy Bronco Billy The Spider Returns Rush Hour 2 Satin
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.