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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tommy Nowak
... Lou Ann McGuinn
... Roy McGuinn
Tiffany Gail Robinson ... McGuinn Baby
Angela Louise Robinson ... McGuinn Baby
... Waycross
... Alex
... Billy Dunston
... Darrell
... Ken Lee
... Mr. Barton
... Ricky Z
Gary Howard Klar ... Randy Bates (as Gary Klar)
... Policeman #1
... Policeman #2 (as Lenny Garner)


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


Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

26 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En la pista de los asesinos  »

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Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Lou Ann McGuinn: Would you care for something from our complimentary minibar?
Tommy Nowak: Yeah. I forgot how it is with these joints: They get you half in the bag and you forget how they play these games. Well... Maybe one Cuervo. Just a short one.
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Cadillac Clint meets Pink Peters
14 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Someone who, as the result of long military deployment at the end of the Cold War, saw nearly every theatrical release of the time is familiar with the Eastwood Mayoral Late Bubblegum Period. Scholars define this as Clint's tenure as mayor of Carmel, between the Marine anthem "Heartbreak Ridge" in 1986 and Clint's Western opus "Unforgiven" in 1992. In 1988 he put a belated end to Dirty Harry in the "Dead Pool," in 1990 he had a PG-13 bondage scene with Sonia Braga in "The Rookie," and in between there was this streetwise chase caper that was, to our loss, his only work with Bernadette. Bounty hunter Tommy (euphemistically a "skip tracer" since he's chasing a girl) captures bail jumper Lou Ann in Las Vegas and becomes caught up in the chase for a cash stash hidden in her pink '59 Caddy convertible by her drug-addict husband & his white supremacist, counterfeiting friends. Clint is at his most likable in these average-Joe tough-guy roles, men who survive only by their wits in seedy jobs (bounty hunter, bank robber, detective, street boxer) & take their lumps when they fall for lost causes or damsels in distress. Peters is fantastic in a humdrum role, going from sullen to sassy to sexy to sensitive without letting us down for an instant. The film is pure fun for its first two thirds, featuring little besides the two stars (Clint mimicking Bernadette's unique soprano is not to be missed). Geoffrey Lewis, an essential in all Eastwood movies like this, is entertaining as ever, this time as an addled hippie forger. The story follows the formula of several movies of this period, the best of which was "Midnight Run" (Cop/bounty hunter finds initial quarry, who's a patsy holding the key to bringing down a really nasty criminal/terrorist outfit). Unfortunately, the bad guys are too psycho-nasty for the light-hearted script, which also features Lou Ann's baby as a hostage. The pre-"Sopranos" mob bad guys of "Midnight Run" brought just the right amount of humor to distill their menace, but if you can find anything funny about neo-Nazi redneck drug addict survivalist militiamen who kidnap babies, please seek therapy. Clint actually gives it a shot near the end, so never let it be said he's not up for a dramatic challenge. "Pink Cadillac" isn't worthy as the only vehicle for the Broadway star and the greatest tough guy of his day, but it was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours at sea. Compliments to "Speed Channel's" Lost Drive-in for bringing this & other forgotten car movies back to the small screen.

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