Cadillac Man (1990)




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Robin Williams stars in this oddball comedy about a fast-talking car salesman who is down on his luck and in over his head until an extreme situation forces him to use his sales skills to save lives. Joey O'Brien (Williams) is the stereotypical car salesman: enterprising, aggressive, and desperate to make enough money to spend on his high-maintenance girlfriends. But suddenly the pressure is really on: he owes money to the mob, his ex-wife is nagging him about not spending enough time with their teenage daughter, and if he doesn't sell at least a dozen cars by the time the big sale is over on Saturday, he's going to lose his job. As Joey attempts to placate several potential buyers, his day is interrupted by Larry (Tim Robbins), the insanely jealous husband of dimwitted showroom receptionist Donna (Annabella Sciorra), who's been having an affair with someone who works at the dealership. With the police surrounding the place, his job (and life) on the line, Joey realizes that it's up to him to use his wits to persuade Larry -- who's not even sure what he wants out of the situation -- not to kill anyone.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Comedy , Drama
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Robin Williams
as Joey O'Brian
Tim Robbins
as Larry
Pamela Reed
as Tina O'Brien
Fran Drescher
as Joy Munchak
Zack Norman
as Harry Munchak
Lori Petty
as Lila
Paul Guilfoyle
as Little Jack Turgeon
James Bulleit
as Funeral Director
Bill Nelson
as Big Jack Turgeon
Eddie Jones
as Benny
Judith Hoag
as Molly
Lauren Tom
as Helen, the Dim Sum Girl
Anthony Powers
as Capt. Mason
Paul Herman
as Tony Dipino
Jim Bulleit
as Funeral Director
Erik King
as Davey
Adam Bryant
as Robin Williams' stand-in
Richard Panebianco
as Frankie Dipino
Gary Howard Klar
as Detective Walters
Boris Leskin
as Soviet Husband
El?bieta Czy?ewska
as Soviet Wife
Ben Lin
as Korean Customer
Wai Ching Ho
as Korean Customer's Wife
William Hugh Collins
as Hearse Driver
Bill Nunn
as Grave Digger
Bill Moor
as Antique Salesman
Kim Chan
as Dim Sum Cook
Bunny Levine
as Woman Customer
Carmen A. Mathis
as Police Woman
Harlan Cary Poe
as Mason's Aid
Derwin Jordan
as Paramedic
Philip Moon
as Nightclub Selector
Sal Lioni
as Nightclub Customer
Brian Sanet
as Paparazzi
Merwin Goldsmith
as Showroom Buyer
Richard Mark Arnold
as Porsche Buyer
Marilyn Dobrin
as Porsche Buyer's Wife
David Stepkin
as Maroni
Elaine Stritch
as The Widow
George Rafferty
as Officer O'Brian
Mario Todisco
as Steel Jaw #1
as Steel Jaw #2
Kenneth Simmons
as Steel Jaw #3
Matt Nikko
as Japanese Buyer #1
Keenan Shimizu
as Japanese Buyer #2
Tony Masa
as Japanese Buyer #3
Ken Kensei
as Japanese Buyer #4
Toshio Sato
as Japanese Buyer #5
Gary H. Klar
as Detective Walters
Max Raven
as Steel Jaws #2
Elzbieta Czyzewska
as Soviet Wife
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Critic Reviews for Cadillac Man

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Cadillac Man


Robin Williams stars as the smooth talking, philandering, car salesman Joey O'Brien in the outrageously funny comedy Cadillac Man. When a jealous husband takes his car dealership hostage Joey has to summon all of his negotiating skills in order get everyone out alive. Co-starring Tim Robbins, Fran Drescher, Zack Norman, and Lori Petty, the cast is quite good. However, it's Williams' charisma, and chemistry with Robbins, that really carries the film. Yet there are some script problems, as it's packed with subplots that don't add much to the overall story. Still, the comedy is well-written and keeps the film moving. Cadillac Man has a few issues, but it still comes through with plenty of laughs.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Best described as a comic version of Dog Day Afternoon. That doesn't really work. Williams has done a lot worse though...

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

This movie is average, but Robin Williams' performance and moments of brilliance, too many genres are thrown in for the film to cope.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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