Prior to this Clint Eastwood movie, in popular culture, the Pink Cadillac was, and still is, a car very much associated with Elvis Presley. In this movie also, Jim Carrey impersonates Presley. In a 2010 interview with 'USA Today', Eastwood said that he used to play 'fast draws' with Presley. During the 1960s, Presley and Eastwood were often filming next door to one another in the studio and struck up a friendship. Eastwood said: "I was always wearing a gun...Presley loved to do fast draws and stuff, so we always did fast draws together...I liked him...He seemed like a good guy. Had a lot of guys hanging around, big entourage'. I get a kick out of my wife, who is quite a few years younger. She'll say, 'Did you know 'Elvis Presley?' I'll say, Sure. James Dean? Yeah. Bobby Darin?' Yeah. She'll look at some old picture of me and say, 'What a babe!' (Laughs) We were all hanging around at the same time, in the 1950s. We were all here in town, and all struggling in various things. I was doing Rawhide (1959). There was a camaraderie among the younger group".
Elvis Presley's famous pink 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 was a different make and model to the one seen in this movie. So was Elvis' other one, a pink and white 1954 Cadillac, which got burned. Presley had his blue 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 repainted pink for touring with his band during 1955-1956.
The name of the song featuring the words "Pink Cadillac" that Bernadette Peters sings was "Baby Let's Play House". The song was first recorded in 1954 and was written by Arthur Gunter. The Elvis Presley version that Peters sings a few lines from in the film replaces the Gunter song lyric "You may get religion" with the phrase "You may have a Pink Cadillac". The song though is not featured on the movie's soundtrack.
The "Any Way The Wind Blows" title of the movie's main song, which plays over the entirety of the picture's closing credits, was similar to the title of the earlier Clint Eastwood film, Any Which Way You Can (1980).
Third and final of three films where stunt coordinator Buddy Van Horn directed Clint Eastwood. The earlier movies were The Dead Pool (1988) and _Any Which Way You Can_ (qv_. All three pictures were made during the 1980s.
During the era that this movie was made, the No. 1 big box-office star of time, Clint Eastwood, sports a pink car in this movie, a pink Cadillac. The No. 2 box-office star of the time, Burt Reynolds, who had starred with Eastwood in City Heat (1984), wears a pink Members Only jacket a few times in the movie Stick (1985), another picture from this same era.
Alter-egos, disguises and alternate characters that Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) took on to catch bail skippers included a rodeo clown; a radio disc-jockey; a dimwit country bumpkin; a capped and suited chauffeur; and a mustached Las Vegas huckster.
The picture was not a filmed adaptation of Robert Dunn's 2001/2002 musical novel 'Pink Cadillac'. This was the first of four musical novels by Dunn, 'Cutting Time', 'Soul Cavalcade' and 'Meet the Annas' following.
A "Skip Tracer" (Clint Eastwood's occupation in the film) is a bounty hunter, also known as a fugitive recovery agent or bail enforcement agent. . According to Wikipedia, "Skiptracing (also skip tracing) is the process of locating a person's whereabouts for any number of purposes. The term "skip" refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression "to skip town", meaning to depart (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to "trace" the "skip" to a new location".