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.


Buddy Van Horn


John Eskow





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 ... Randy Bates (as Gary Klar)
Dirk Blocker ... Policeman #1
Leonard R. Garner Jr. ... Policeman #2 (as Lenny Garner)


Skip tracer Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is tracking Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters) for a bail bondsman in California. Lou Ann is also being chased by her husband Roy McGuinn (Timothy Carhart) and his birth right/neo-nazi friends for taking their counterfeit money. Nowak eventually captures Lou Ann in Reno, Nevada, but agrees to stop at her sister's 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.

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


Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


First of four collaborations of former real-life partners Frances Fisher and Clint Eastwood. The others included Unforgiven (1992) and True Crime (1999), while Fisher also starred in the Eastwood produced The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995). See more »


(at around 31 mins) A boom mic's reflection can be seen in the car's window. See more »


Flasher: Whadda think?
Lou Ann McGuinn: Looks like a penis to me - only smaller.
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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 »


Referenced in Eldorado: Episode #1.58 (1992) See more »


Card Carryin' Fool
Written by Byron Hill and Tim Bays
Performed by Randy Travis
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Doing the chameleon
1 June 2005 | by BrevitySee all my reviews

Somehow I was under the impression that this is a turkey. Perhaps the poster - or DVD cover, as it were - was the source of this (mis)conception. Or the title. Ridiculous the film is constantly, but in an enjoyable manner. Though it is presumably meant as a comedy, it actually feels more like a tongue-most-of-the-time-in-cheek action piece where little happens. It's too long. There are a few emotional scenes as well; they don't work and seem out of place.

The supporting performances are so over-the-top that they do achieve some laughter. Don't blink or you'll miss "James" Carrey setting the tone for his career to come. There are also some decent lines here and there. But I don't really like watching dumb characters act, hence my grimacing during certain scenes.

Clint shows his-- nay, his character shows his range in the variety of roles he plays. As noted earlier, his effort here at comedy looks a tad amateurish, but is nevertheless an amusing one. The redneck in particular is quite thought-provoking.

This is surprisingly good, though nothing extraordinary, and certainly exceeds the orangutan embarrassments. It's enjoyable and occasionally even funny. Who wouldn't want to see Clint in a porno 'stache?

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Release Date:

26 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pink Cadillac See more »

Filming Locations:

Carson City, Nevada, USA See more »


Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,408,593, 29 May 1989

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