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Cadillac Man (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 18 May 1990 (USA)
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Joey gets 2 days to sell 12 cars to keep his job and keep his girlfriends happy. It gets worse. He's juggling 3 buyers when a guy with a machine gun crashes into the car dealership and takes everybody hostage.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Ken Friedman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Joey O'Brien
Tim Robbins ... Larry
Pamela Reed ... Tina
Fran Drescher ... Joy Munchack
Zack Norman ... Harry Munchack
Lori Petty ... Lila
Annabella Sciorra ... Donna
Paul Guilfoyle ... Little Jack Turgeon
Bill Nelson Bill Nelson ... Big Jack Turgeon
Eddie Jones ... Benny
Mimi Cecchini Mimi Cecchini ... Ma
Tristine Skyler ... Lisa
Judith Hoag ... Molly
Lauren Tom ... Helen the Dim Sum Girl
Anthony Powers Anthony Powers ... Captain Mason
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Storyline

Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife. What more could go wrong ?.. a lot, enter a crazy jealous husband with a machine gun.. Written by Rob Hartill

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Legend. Lover. Salesman. A way with words. A way with women. And way over his head. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Trivia

Lori Petty plays one of Robin Williams' love interests, "Lila". In reality, Petty is only 12 years younger than Williams. See more »

Goofs

Although a Jewish funeral and cemetery are shown at the opening of the film, as evidenced by the tombstone inscriptions, flowers are seen accompanying the coffin. This is inconsistent with Jewish burial tradition, where flowers are never used in the funeral ceremony. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Funeral Director: [funeral procession of cars is halted and the engine of the hearse is smoking] I don't know what's wrong with it! I thought you guys were supposed to service this thing!
Hearse Driver: I don't know why he didn't service it.
Funeral Director: Yeah, yeah, "I don't know".
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits of the cast, it says: Oh... and Elaine Stritch as the widow See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.8 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

TATTLER
Written by Ry Cooder and Russ Titelman
Published by Tonopath & Tidewater Music Corp.
Performed by Ry Cooder
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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29 April 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Not Robin Williams's greatest movie by any stretch, but still pretty funny, "Cadillac Man" casts him as car salesman Joey O'Brien, whose life is falling apart. His marriage is in the toilet and he has to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. Just when it seems that things couldn't get any worse, angry husband Larry (Tim Robbins) hijacks Joey's lot. From there, it's mostly a series of gags.

This seems like the sort of movie that they just made for fun. And it is pretty fun. Don't expect any life-changing experiences from watching it (e.g., Williams doesn't launch into any wacky monologues); just sit back and enjoy. I don't understand how a previous reviewer thought that this movie relates to quantum mechanics (but then again, I don't know anything about quantum mechanics). Also starring Fran Drescher and Annabella Sciorra.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,712,079, 20 May 1990

Gross USA:

$27,627,310

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,627,310
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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