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Dolan's Cadillac (2009)

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A young man attempts to seek to avenge his wife's death after she is murdered by a Las Vegas mobster.

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Robinson
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Roman
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Fletcher
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Delta
Cory Generoux ...
Pedro
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Jun Li
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Tink
Max Keene ...
Danny
Robert Benz ...
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Tim Allen ...
Marshall (as Timothy Allen)
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Amy
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Storyline

In Las Vegas, school teachers Robinson and his wife Elizabeth are trying for a baby. While horse riding through the desert one evening, Elizabeth witnesses the execution of two coyotes and an illegal immigrant by the human trafficker Jimmy Dolan and decides to report the incident to the police. However, she loses her cellular and Dolan finds it, tracks her address down and threatens her. Elizabeth goes to the FBI with Robinson and they move to a safe house under the protection of two agents. When Elizabeth sneaks from the house to buy pregnancy tests, her car explodes and she dies. Robinson decides to avenge Elizabeth's death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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1 April 2010 (Portugal)  »

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Dolan és a Cadillac  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The description of Dolan as having a thousand names, being able to look at you a certain way so that your prostate goes bad, and killing the grass where he spits, is actually taken nearly word-for-word from the description of Randall Flagg, The Walkin' Dude from Stephen King's novel 'The Stand'. See more »

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Robinson is following Dolan's Cadillac to Los Angeles and at the detour, the sign points "DETOUR" to the right yet the highway flag-person sends them to the left into the desert. See more »

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Chief: It's a brave new world with naught but ruthless creatures in it. There's no glory in fearing the unknown and you didn't get to be where you are by being risk-adverse, Mr Dolan. Evolve or perish, kill or be killed, it's the morality of kings and Gods. It's the survival of the fittest.
Dolan: Charles-Fucking-Darwin.
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Good for what it lacks, as much as what it has
17 July 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The harmless school teacher Robinson (Bentley) seeks revenge on a cold and greedy crook (Slater) who had his wife killed. The plot is familiar, the details of the revenge rather ingenious.

This is actually a rather solid and effective chiller, based on Stephen King's memorable short story. Instead of adding countless new themes in an effort to show the audience that they are not "merely" making a horror flick, the filmmakers have added scenes that actually foreshadow and strengthen the ending.

This hardly classifies it as a classic, but I found surprisingly little to gripe about and actually one or two additions that I found impressive. Christian Slater seems to be enjoying his part without turning it into camp and Besley manages to convey some real human emotions without seeming to reach for the Oscars. In this sort of (short) movie, restraint is just as important as ideas, seeing as how countless thrillers just go overboard on a desperate quest for "impact".

The cinematography and sound engineering stand up to scrutiny and the minor parts are well executed. In short, this one works.


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