Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (...
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Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.
Richard B. Shull,
In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »
Hannah Taylor Gordon,
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by... See full summary »
Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife. What more could go wrong ?.. a lot, enter a crazy jealous husband with a machine gun.. Written by
In fiction "breaking the fourth wall" often means having a character become aware of their fictional nature, which is what Robin Williams did in this film by speaking to the audience. See more »
Although a Jewish funeral and cemetery are shown at the opening of the film, as evidenced by the tombstone inscriptions, flowers are seen accompanying the coffin. This is inconsistent with Jewish burial tradition, where flowers are never used in the funeral ceremony. See more »
[funeral procession of cars is halted and the engine of the hearse is smoking]
I don't know what's wrong with it! I thought you guys were supposed to service this thing!
I don't know why he didn't service it.
Yeah, yeah, "I don't know".
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At the end of the credits of the cast, it says: Oh... and Elaine Stritch as the widow See more »
Cadillac Man is a Robin Williams movie, I can still come back to watching, like See No Evil Hear No Evil. Though not always funny, with Williams carrying it, you're guaranteed a good time. In another splendid performance, Williams plays a womanizing car salesman, who at the start, tries to sell an old woman a car who's present one has broken down. Emphasis on broken down here, as she was on way with her padres to a funeral, so her mood, like the others, isn't one that brightens. Williams is sort of a sleazebag on the side, never missing an opportunity. I really found this movie hugely entertaining, where the second half, intensifies, as Robin's infidelity finally catches up with him, as Robbins in a great performance, as a nutso, comes crashing through his place of work on his motorcycle. Here we really lose the laughs as things quickly become dramatic. Williams has supposedly been doing Robbin's girlfriend (Sciorra) so a hostage situation develops. Williams has some great lines, and again we see a bit of his own dialogue input. I loved the woman at the Chinese restaurant, where Williams and his co workers frequent, and where the police negotiator and his men set up base, oh "On the condition they eat". Although people have found this disappointing, I really love this film, William's character too, Joey, having ties in with the mafia. The casting is great. Every actor delivers, but truthfully, Robbins is the acting force here, out performing Williams. Robbins is so riveting to watch, you don't know what he'll do next. Cadillac Man is definitely worth a view, even if it runs low in the laugh expectation ratio, but Robbins and Williams are great to watch.
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