Cadillac Ranch (1997)





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Three disparate Texas sisters reunite to celebrate the wedding of the youngest and end-up having a thrilling adventure racing across the prairie with a fortune in stolen loot. The sisters, Francis, Mary Katherine, and the irrepressible spitfire CJ Crowley, whom the other two had to bail out of jail, were abandoned by their father in 1974 (this situation is presented via black and white flashback in the prologue and at various points throughout the story). No sooner is CJ free than she returns to the strip joint where she works. The owner is an ex-Texas Ranger, Wood Grimes. It was he who had their father sent to prison. CJ isn't there long, before Grimes fires her for sassing back. To get even, the sisters swipe a key and steal the loot that Grimes, their father, and another stole many years before. It was the murder of the third crook that got their father, Travis, sent to prison, but the girls think Grimes is the real killer. As the women flee with the booty, they have time to rehash their pasts and discuss their feelings about their father. At one point they encounter Beau, a handsome, overly-polite cowboy with whom Francis has a romantic fling. The story begins and ends at the famous"Cadillac Ranch" a combination burial ground and art gallery devoted to the luxurious old cars.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Suzy Amis
as CJ Crowley
Renee Humphrey
as Mary Katharine Crowley
Caroleen Feeney
as Frances Crowley
Jim Metzler
as Travis Crowley
Christopher Lloyd
as Wood Grimes
Joe Stevens
as Leroy
Richard Dillard
as Captain Steadlin
Bill Wise
as Hippie Artist
Ashley Coe
as Young C.J.
Renee Olstead
as Young Mary Katherine
Hillary Van Scoy
as Young Frances
Carter Doyle
as Bailiff
Robert Fieldsteel
as C.J.'s Attorney
Jennifer Cecil
as Bridal Shower Photographer
Brad Leland
as Booking Deputy
Chamblee Ferguson
as Cody Nolan
Sage Schlather
as Jasmine
Sarah Cecil
as Woman Making Out
Charles Mooneyhan
as Man No. 1
Wally Welch
as Man No. 2
Gary Carter
as Sergeant Polk
Charles Solomon
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Cadillac Ranch

All Critics (3)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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August 16, 2005

Boring, but I am in it!

August 15, 2002

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June 5, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Cadillac Ranch


This movie is about 3 sisters whose father helped rob a bank and hid the money in the trunk of an old Cadillac then sold it to the guy who put it in the Cadillac Ranch. The Cadillac Ranch really exists. It's more of a Cadillac graveyard. It's in the Texas panhandle off of I-40 or old Route 66. They have the girls run around in skimpy clothes while crossing Texas one step ahead of a crooked ex-Texas Ranger/Strip Club owner who framed their father for murder. He wanted the money for himself. The movie is rated R because early in the movie when they are in the strip club, the dancers in the background are actually topless. Too many movies have scenes in strip clubs where the dancers never take their tops off. The movie starts off in the 1970's when the Cadillac is put in the Cadillac graveyard. The rest of the movie is set in the 1980's when the sisters get together to go get the money out of the car. It's hard to believe that the authorities wouldn't look into a car that's in plain site for stolen bank money. Most of the movie consists of the squabbles of the three sisters. Somewhere in the movie they mentioned that the girl's daddy was in prison in Oklahoma. Since bank robbery is a Federal crime he must have been in the El Reno Federal Reformatory but where was the FBI in this story?

Donald White
Donald White

Another Suzy Amis Movie. She plays a sleazy women who has two sisters, they go in search of information about there father who died in prison. They go to the Cadillac Ranch, where they hope to find the money their Dad hid. Only trouble is retired cop, who also is in search of money is after the girls. The movie didn't do much for me. First movie that I just left on and did other things. 2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Take out Christopher Lloyd's creepy character and focus more on the cute babes and this might have been fun to watch.


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