Pink Cadillac (1989)



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For his third film as a director and his third film directing Clint Eastwood, stunt-man Buddy Van Horn helmed this action comedy involving a skip tracer, some neo-nazis, and the titular vehicle. Eastwood stars as Tommy Nowak, a bounty hunter with a knack for catching bail-skippers with an array of costumes and characters. After he captures a young woman (Bernadette Peters), he suddenly finds himself between the woman's good-for-nothing husband and his white supremacist cohorts and the wads of cash hidden in the pink Cadillac she's driving. With the skin-heads hot on their tail, a romance sparks between the skip-tracer and his captive. Written by John Eskow, Pink Cadillac costars Timothy Carhart and Michael Des Barres.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Warner Home Video

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Clint Eastwood
as Tommy Nowak
Bernadette Peters
as Lou Ann McGuinn
Timothy Carhart
as Roy McGuinn
Jimmie F. Skaggs
as Billy Dunston
Bill Moseley
as Darrell
Geoffrey Lewis
as Ricky Z
Gary Howard Klar
as Randy Bates
Bill McKinney
as Bartender
Jim Carrey
as Lounge Entertainer
Mara Corday
as Stick Lady
Tiffany Gail Robinson
as McGuinn Baby
Angela Louise Robinson
as McGuinn Baby
Bob Feist
as Rodeo Announcer
Gary Leffew
as John Capshaw
Bob Harvey
as Skip Tracer in Diner
Julie Hoopman
as Waitress
Travis Swords
as Capshaw's Attorney
Randy Kirby
as District Attorney
Linda Hoy
as Lou Ann's Secretary
Bryan Adams
as Gas Station Attendant
Sue Ann Gilfillan
as Saleslady
John Fleck
as Lounge Lizard
Bill Wattenburg
as Pit Boss
Erik C. Westby
as Room Service Waiter
Richie Allen
as Derelict
Roy Conrad
as Barker
Wayne Storm
as Jack Bass
James Cromwell
as Motel Desk Clerk
Sven Ole Thorsen
as Birthright Thug
Dirk Blocker
as Policeman
Lenny Garner
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Pink Cadillac

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

As a deeply personal work about free-floating existential identities, this 1989 film has the kind of grit and feeling that few action comedies can muster, with Eastwood and Peters interesting and unpredictable throughout.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

An overlong, undercooked action comedy made out of retooled parts from other film vehicles.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

There's little that's new in the material, and nobody seems to have asked whether the emotional charge of blatant racism belongs in a lightweight story like this -- even if the racists are the villains.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It's weightlessly, irredeemably enjoyable.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

While the script stumbles beyond a comforting sense of reality (white supremacists?), Pink Cadillac maintains a certain hospitable, emphatically dim-witted appeal.

Full Review… | August 26, 2009

Audience Reviews for Pink Cadillac


I have no idea why people hate this movie, it's such a classic. Clint Eastwood gives his most zany performance of his career, being a costume wearing identity changer/bounty hunter. Forget just regular villains, this has a band of Neo-Nazis as the only thing standing in Clint Eastwood's way. In the end though, not even they really stood a chance. This has a great combination of comedy, action and a little bit of romance thrown in. It has so many great moments and is impossible to pass up if you're a fan.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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Had to watch it.....wish I hadnt.

Barry Lappin
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