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Dolan's Cadillac (2009)

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A young man attempts to seek to avenge his wife's death after she is murdered by a Las Vegas mobster.

Director:

Jeff Beesley

Writers:

Richard Dooling (screenplay), Stephen King (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Dolan
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Elizabeth
Wes Bentley ... Robinson
Greg Bryk ... Chief
Aidan Devine ... Roman
Al Sapienza ... Fletcher
Karen LeBlanc ... Delta
Cory Generoux Cory Generoux ... Pedro
Vivian Ng Vivian Ng ... Jun Li
Patrick Bird Patrick Bird ... Jose
Eugene Clark ... Tink
Max Keene Max Keene ... Danny
Robert Benz Robert Benz ... Sheriff Bob
Tim Allen Tim Allen ... Marshall (as Timothy Allen)
Amy Matysio ... Amy
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Storyline

In Las Vegas, school teachers Robinson and his wife Elizabeth are trying for a baby. While horse riding through the desert one evening, Elizabeth witnesses the execution of two coyotes and an illegal immigrant by the human trafficker Jimmy Dolan and decides to report the incident to the police. However, she loses her cellular and Dolan finds it, tracks her address down and threatens her. Elizabeth goes to the FBI with Robinson and they move to a safe house under the protection of two agents. When Elizabeth sneaks from the house to buy pregnancy tests, her car explodes and she dies. Robinson decides to avenge Elizabeth's death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | UK

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English | Spanish | Chinese

Release Date:

1 April 2010 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Czarny Cadillac See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone was originally slated to play the role of Jimmy Dolan. He was later replaced with Christian Slater. Kevin Bacon was originally going to be Robinson and Stacy Title was going to direct. Bacon was also offered the lead in another movie based on a Stephen King novel with Christine, a story also centered around a car. See more »

Goofs

The highway where "Dolan" is "buried", according to the film (shown on a sign and on the work order) is US Highway 71. US 71 is nowhere near Las Vegas or Los Angeles. It runs from Southern La. to Northern Mn. See more »

Quotes

Dolan: In his experimental law of impacts, Sir Isaac Newton describes something called the arc of descent. It's all about kinetics, mass, velocity, the inertia of falling persons and things. Once a descending object acquires a certain momentum, it continues on a downward parabolic curve to eventually impact with an immovable object at the nadir, the bottom, thereby consummating the arc of descent.
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References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

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Hold On
Performed by Crystal Kay
Written by Joey Carbone
Composed by Anthony Mazza, Christine Kellogg, Ron Harris
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Simply tale made somewhat confusing due to poor delivery
17 July 2011 | by RickHarveySee all my reviews

Having read the short story by Stephen King before viewing this film, i can clearly confirm that for anyone who is hoping for a faithful adaption, you may find yourself in two half's.

The film itself is average. The pacing at the start is spot on and the story should be intriguing enough for you wanting more. This said, I watched this film with a companion and unlike me, he hasn't read the story. I'm not going to moan about how the film isn't better than the book cause it's never is but what i will say is that my friend must of got confused during the final parts.

The main character, Robinson, takes up a job on the highways to get a grip of the machinery which he'll be using to execute his plan. This also involves him creating a illusionary canvas and setting up a false detour. I know all this because i've read the book, however, the film does such a awful job showing the characters emotions and there purposes that i'll warn you not to get upset when you find yourself lost.

Long story short, film is a mess. Bently at times was laughable, Slater had no swagger and Robinson's Partner was idiotic. I dunno, i loved the story but even if had never read it before setting eyes on the film, it wouldn't of made much difference.


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