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.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Studio:
Orion Home Video

Cast

Robin Williams
as Joey O'Brian
Boris Leskin
as Soviet Husband
Tim Robbins
as Larry
Lori Petty
as Lila
Judith Hoag
as Molly
Fran Drescher
as Joy Munchak
Elaine Stritch
as The Widow
Kim Chan
as Dim Sum Cook
Paul Herman
as Tony Dipino
Lauren Tom
as Helen, the Dim Sum Girl
Pamela Reed
as Tina O'Brien
Bill Nunn
as Grave Digger
Zack Norman
as Harry Munchak
Paul Guilfoyle
as Little Jack Turgeon
Eddie Jones
as Benny
James Bulleit
as Funeral Director
Philip Moon
as Nightclub Selector
Merwin Goldsmith
as Showroom Buyer
Elzbieta Czyzewska
as Soviet Wife
Erik King
as Davey
Richard Panebianco
as Frankie Dipino
Mario Todisco
as Steel Jaw #1
David Stepkin
as Maroni
Derwin Jordan
as Paramedic
Bunny Levine
as Woman Customer
Max
as Steel Jaw #2
Bill Nelson
as Big Jack Turgeon
Harlan Cary Poe
as Mason's Aid
Gary Howard Klar
as Detective Walters
Max Raven
as Steel Jaws #2
Bill Moor
as Antique Salesman
Adam Bryant
as Robin Williams' stand-in
Richard Mark Arnold
as Porsche Buyer
William Hugh Collins
as Hearse Driver
Marilyn Dobrin
as Porsche Buyer's Wife
Wai Ching Ho
as Korean Customer's Wife
Ken Kensei
as Japanese Buyer #4
Ben Lin
as Korean Customer
Sal Lioni
as Nightclub Customer
Tony Masa
as Japanese Buyer #3
Carmen A. Mathis
as Police Woman
Matt Nikko
as Japanese Buyer #1
Anthony Powers
as Capt. Mason
Brian Sanet
as Paparazzi
Toshio Sato
as Japanese Buyer #5
Keenan Shimizu
as Japanese Buyer #2
Kenneth Simmons
as Steel Jaw #3
George Rafferty
as Officer O'Brian
El?bieta Czy?ewska
as Soviet Wife
Jim Bulleit
as Funeral Director
Gary H. Klar
as Detective Walters
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Critic Reviews for Cadillac Man

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

funny and very creepy

November 7, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

This movie seems to have been designed by a committee.

Full Review… | March 16, 2003
Laramie Movie Scope

Just bizarre enough to keep you interested.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

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Audience Reviews for Cadillac Man

½

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

Super Reviewer

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