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Pink Cadillac (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 26 May 1989 (USA)
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Skip tracer Tommy looks for bail-jumper Lou Ann. Her crime is marrying Roy, who left counterfeit money in their mobile home and got her arrested. She leaves Roy in his pink Cadillac full of money. His psycho friends want their money back.

Director:

Buddy Van Horn

Writer:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

In several different scenes vehicles are shown being parked and left in the alleys between the casinos in Reno, Nevada. Due the chances for robbery as well blocking the egress and exit of emergency vehicles, this has not been allowed in many decades. In fact, one of the fastest ways to get your vehicle towed in the city would be to park in an alley and leave it. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Nowak: Didn't think anyone could run so fast in heels
Lou Ann McGuinn: Tina Turner taught me
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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 »


Soundtracks

Rollin' Dice
Written by Dennis Robbins, John Scott Sherrill, and Bob DiPiero (as Bob Di Perio)
Performed by Billy Hill
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Not a waste of time, but one of my least favourite Clint Eastwood films
5 December 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I don't consider Pink Cadillac a terrible movie, just one I didn't care for. It is a well made movie, with a beautiful car, a good soundtrack, a few witty quips in the script, Clint Eastwood giving his all to the role and Bernadette Peters all bubbly and fun. On the other hand, I find the film rather dull, with a very sluggish first half, a mostly incoherent plot, characters that don't have much substance and you don't care much, some jokes that feel forced and lethargic direction.

Overall, Pink Cadillac was not as bad as I thought, but considering how much I respect Eastwood, both as an actor and a director and a large body of his films, it could have been better. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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