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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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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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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

In Vegas Dolan stays at The Montressor Hotel. This is a tip to the story that inspired Stephen King to write 'Dolan's Cadillace' - Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado'. "For the love of God, Montressor!" is a famous line from this tale. See more »

Goofs

When Robinson target practices with his pistol, the camera gives a "down the barrel" view. The interior of the barrel is smooth. All pistols have a rifled barrel (as shown in the famous James Bond film introductions). See more »

Quotes

Dolan: That brave vibration each way free, as the poet said.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors (2012) 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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An excellent rendition of a good Stephen King story on revenge and determination.
5 July 2009 | by sarav2009See all my reviews

The movie is certainly worth a watch.It is the tale of a revenge seeking spouse's determined efforts to kill an almost untouchable criminal.It is based on a short story by Stephen King.There are a few changes,but it is true to the original story and the few changes in the story are effective.

The movie could be worth a rating of 9 or 9.5 if not for the first 15 to 20 minutes of the the movie.Emmanuelle Vaugier's dialogs are really bad and her acting is not great either.Wes Bentley as the protagonist was disappointing for the first 20 minutes but he is excellent thereafter as a determined,disoriented revenge-seeking monster. Christian Slater makes a lasting impact every time he is on the screen.

The music,editing,dialogs(barring the first few minutes),cinematography and performances are pretty good. Though the first 20 minutes of the movie are not noteworthy the last 20 minutes are in complete contrast and stand out.


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