Pink Cadillac (film)

Pink Cadillac (film)

Infobox Film
name = Pink Cadillac

caption = Original movie poster
director = Buddy Van Horn
producer = David Valdes
Michael Gruskoff
writer = John Eskow
starring = Clint Eastwood
Bernadette Peters
Timothy Carhart
Jim Carrey
music = Steve Dorff
editing = Joel Cox
distributor = Warner Bros. Pictures
released = May 26, 1989
runtime = 122 min.
language = English
imdb_id = 0098097
budget = $ unknown
Infobox movie certificates
United_States = PG-13

"Pink Cadillac" is a 1989 action-comedy film that has white supremacists and Clint Eastwood as a bounty hunter, each chasing after an innocent woman, who tries to outrun everyone in her husband's prized pink Cadillac. The film also has a small cameo appearance by Jim Carrey.

Plot summary

A white supremacist group is chasing Lou Ann (Bernadette Peters), whose husband is a member, because she has inadvertently taken counterfeit money from them by stealing his car (the pink Cadillac), which held the supremacists stash. Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is a "skip-tracer", whose speciality is dressing up in outlandish outfits and disguises to fool the person(-s) he is after. Tommy takes on the job of finding Lou Ann because she skipped bail, but when he finds her, Tommy slowly becomes enamored. He decides to help her get out of her troubles with her no-good ex-husband Roy (Timothy Carhart), instead of turning her in. While driving around the country, they visit Reno and other places in the West, and romance blossoms, while they also have to fight the evil supremacists.


* Clint Eastwood - Tommy Nowak
* Bernadette Peters - Lou Ann McGuinn
* Timothy Carhart - Roy McGuinn
* John Dennis Johnson - Waycross
* Michael Des Barres - Alex
* Jimmie F. Skaggs - Billy Dunston
* Bill Moseley - Darrell
* Michael Champion - Ken Lee
* William Hickey - Mr. Barton
* Geoffrey Lewis - Ricky Z
* Dirk Blocker - Policeman #1
* Jim Carrey - Stand-up comedian imitating a phocomelic Elvis Presley
* James Cromwell - Motel Desk Clerk
* Sven-Ole Thorsen - Birthright Thug
* Bill McKinney - Coltersville Bartender
* Paul Benjamin - Judge
* Frances Fisher - Dinah
* Bryan Adams - Gas Station Attendant
* John Fleck - Lounge Lizard
* Mara Corday - Stick Lady
* Darryl Keyes - Bald craps dealer in background


The film received generally poor reviews. Caryn James wrote: "When it's time to look back on the strange sweep of Clint Eastwood's career, from his ambitious direction of "Bird" to his coarse, classic Dirty Harry character, "Pink Cadillac" will probably settle comfortably near the bottom of the list. It is the laziest sort of action comedy, with lumbering chase scenes, a dull-witted script and the charmless pairing of Mr. Eastwood and Bernadette Peters." ("New York Times", May 26, 1989.)

Hal Hinson praised the performers: Peters "...plays her comic scenes with a vivacious abandon..." She "loosens him [Eastwood] up... and humanizes him. These two make a nifty comic team." ("Washington Post", May 26, 1989.)

"Pink Cadillac" grossed $12,143,484. In contrast, the movie Eastwood made just prior to "Pink Cadillac", the fifth Dirty Harry movie, "The Dead Pool", grossed $37,903,295. [ box office mojo]

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