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Writer (WGA):
John Eskow (written by)
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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 »
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  (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 .... 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 .... 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 .... re-recording mixer
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Greg Orloff .... foley recorded by (uncredited)
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (uncredited)
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
Location Management
Antoinette Simmrin .... location manager
Antoinette Levine .... location manager (uncredited)
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
Franklin A. Vallette .... production associate (as Franklin Vallette)
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic (uncredited)
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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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
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Did You Know?

There is in real life a Pink Cadillac cocktail. Its ingredients are ½ oz Galiano, 1½ oz Chambord, 2 oz sweet & sour syrup, 1 oz half & half, & 3 oz of Vodka.See more »
Boom mic visible: (at around 31 mins) A boom mic's reflection can be seen in the car's window.See more »
Dinah:Isn't it a little dangerous to put cocaine on that knife?
Gangster:Cocaine is for queers and credit cards. This here is amphetamine. Only way to snort it is off a hunting knife. Want Some?
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Referenced in Dostana (2008)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not a skip tracer's ride, 24 November 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Pink Cadillac has Clint Eastwood playing a skip tracer who most assuredly is not Dirty Harry. But he's a guy who's good at his job and is most clever at arresting subjects, catching them off guard with all kinds of cons and disguises.

He also likes a challenge so he's not terribly thrilled with getting an assignment to track down Bernadette Peters who simply has the bad misfortune to be married to a real loser in Timothy Carhart. He's done some jail time and made some real friends with the birth righters, a white supremacist neo Nazi gang who work on the outside as well.

And what they're into is counterfeiting and when Peters walks out on Carhart taking their baby and the Neo Nazi loot with both real and bogus bills, she's got them after her as well.

This film which will please die-hard Clint Eastwood fans didn't rise to any occasion for me. I just could not quite accept the neo-Nazis as even comic villains. And the film seemed to be a one note joke about the Pink Cadillac that hovered over the film. That no one would expect Clint Eastwood to be driving in such a conspicuous and flamingly effeminate ride. Even if it is Peters' car which they have to use out of necessity.

Clint and Bernadette never quite connected either. Funny thing that with a different leading lady and a more serious treatment this might have been an Eastwood classic.

But they would have to get rid of the Pink Cadillac as well.

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