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Pink Cadillac (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 26 May 1989 (USA)
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Skip tracer Tommy Nowak is tracking Lou Ann McGuinn for a bail bondsman in California. Lou Ann is also being chased by her husband Roy McGuinn and his birth right/neo-nazi friends for ... See full summary »

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Buddy Van Horn

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John Eskow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Tommy Nowak
Bernadette Peters ... Lou Ann McGuinn
Timothy Carhart ... Roy McGuinn
Tiffany Gail Robinson Tiffany Gail Robinson ... McGuinn Baby
Angela Louise Robinson 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 Gary Howard Klar ... Randy Bates (as Gary Klar)
Dirk Blocker ... Policeman #1
Leonard R. Garner Jr. ... Policeman #2 (as Lenny Garner)
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Storyline

Skip tracer Tommy Nowak is tracking Lou Ann McGuinn for a bail bondsman in California. Lou Ann is also being chased by her husband Roy McGuinn and his birth right/neo-nazi friends for taking their counterfeit money. Nowak eventually captures Lou Ann in Reno, but agrees to stop at her sisters on the way back to see her baby. There she finds her husband and his whacked out friend. A struggle begins and Roy takes off with her baby. Now it's up to Tommy to get the baby back. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

It takes a real man to bring in a lady in a pink Cadillac.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En la pista de los asesinos See more »

Filming Locations:

Carson City, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,408,593, 29 May 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,143,484
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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". See more »

Goofs

When the villains catch up to the Pink Cadillac at the car wash, a gunshot is fired into the windshield. Later, the windshield is perfectly intact. See more »

Quotes

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.
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Alternate Versions

UK 12-rated cinema and video versions were cut by 27 secs by the BBFC to remove all shots of cocaine and speed snorting. The cuts were restored in 2003 for the 15-rated DVD. See more »

Connections

Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Any Way the Wind Blows
Written by John McFee and Andre Pessis
Performed by Southern Pacific
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Well Made But Dull
13 August 2005 | by bob_bearSee all my reviews

Like most people I guess, I'd never heard of this movie (it not getting a theatrical release in the UK). But I like Clint so when it came around on late-night TV...

The leads are excellent, the script is witty, but the direction plods. The first third is so slow it almost had me reaching for the off switch. (A Pink Cadillac that runs on Valium, is no fun ride, me thinks.) Still I hung on in there and am not disappointed that I did.

Eastwood's attempt at playing "characters" was vaguely cringe-worthy. Let's face it, his best role is playing Clint Eastwood. Even so, he still has enough charm to get away with trying. Bernadette Peters adds subtlety, humor and integrity to her role. The film is well made. It hangs together. It was just never worth a special trip to the cinema. But fine on DVD or video with wine and a pizza.


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