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 (...
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Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.
Richard B. Shull,
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by... See full summary »
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
Tim Robbins had previously starred in Bull Durham (1988), directed by Ron Shelton. Like this film's director Roger Donaldson, Shelton was born in 1945. His birthday is September 15th, and Donaldson's birthday is November 15th. See more »
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 »
[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!
I don't know why he didn't service it.
Yeah, yeah, "I don't know".
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At the end of the credits of the cast, it says: Oh... and Elaine Stritch as the widow See more »
PURPLE BAMBOO MELODY
Written by Ma Shenglong
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc.
Performed by the combined Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (as Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Society) and the Peking Opera Theater of Shanghai
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Great Concept, Could have been Executed Much Bettsr,
Cadillac Man is a decent movie with a reasonably well developed plot and a very talented cast. The saving grace of the film is certainly Robin Williams and Tim Robbins, who have a great back and forth with one another, as well as both playing consistently interesting characters that are very different to them.
My biggest issue with the film is that it has such a surefire concept that seems like it will have no chance of not being at least exciting, and it really is not, the film never seems to fully realise or embark on the potential of a man who "has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his business, while also shielding his two girlfriends from each other, until a gunman enters his dealership", it could have been far more fun and bizarre than it ended up.
I felt the film should have focused far more on Williams' and Robbins' characters, instead of jumping back and fourth to a bunch of characters in the dealership who I cared far less about. I would have loved a far larger focus on their characters, it could have been a two hander, the other characters were unnecessary.
Great concept, poor delivery. Has it's moments, but Cadillac Man never truly shines, and for that reason I could not recommend it.
A car salesman is trying to balance many great stresses that all need to be put on hold when a gunman enters his dealership.
Best Performance: Robin Williams
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