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      Pink Cadillac

      PG-13 1989 2h 2m Action List
      24% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 25% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Bounty hunter Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters), a bail jumper last seen burning rubber in her husband's pink Cadillac. But Tommy isn't the only one searching for Lou Ann. There's also a gang of neo-Nazis who want the counterfeit bills hidden in her car trunk. Although Nowak gets to her first, his assignment becomes a touch more difficult when he starts to fall for Lou Ann -- and her husband, Roy (Timothy Carhart), comes into the picture. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 09 Buy Now

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      Henry Sheehan Chicago Reader Eastwood constantly shifts back and forth in his feelings about the relationship between his heroes and the society that breeds them. Rated: 3/4 May 11, 2022 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader 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. May 5, 2008 Full Review Caryn James New York Times 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. Rated: 1/5 Aug 30, 2004 Full Review Mark Jackson Epoch Times Certain actors are not cut out to do certain actor-y things. At this point in his career, Eastwood wasn't quite clear about his range, and that a role needing frenetic energy and speaking with a lisp, was maybe not the best use of his taciturn talents. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 5, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Somehow works as one of Clint Eastwood's lesser vehicles. Rated: B- Jul 4, 2017 Full Review Brian Orndorf While the script stumbles beyond a comforting sense of reality (white supremacists?), Pink Cadillac maintains a certain hospitable, emphatically dim-witted appeal. Rated: C Aug 26, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Andre G Old school movie classic. It's crazy to see how times have changed since then. It's worth a watch when you can't find anything. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/26/23 Full Review r 9 Enjoyable stuff. I could've perhaps done without the lead characters going the predictable way, but all in all I found this 1989 film featuring Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters to be entertaining. Eastwood and Peters are very good respectively. Elsewhere, there is - like in 'The Dead Pool' a year earlier - a cameo for a future Canadian acting star - another Canadian, a musician, surprisingly appears, too. Geoffrey Lewis stands out - he is miles better in this than he is in the 'Every Which Way but Loose' films. James Cromwell is in there, as well. It's silly, yet amusing. 'Pink Cadillac' marks the final collaboration between Eastwood and director Buddy Van Horn - which wasn't quite Eastwood/Don Siegel levels, but a noteworthy partnership nevertheless. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Pink Cadillac is honestly a bad movie. The movie's got a confusing story, alright acting, weak dialogue, terrible pacing, a weird love interest, some decent action sequences, some stupid moments, some good humour at times and there's too many plot holes scattered throughout. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review steve d More ridiculous than actually funny. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Paul H A ridiculous, implausible film. Probably one of Eastwood's worst. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/07/20 Full Review Audience Member In the long long long filmography of the mighty Clint Eastwood, this has to be one of the most unusual. Unusual in the fact that whilst watching it you're wondering just why the hell he agreed to star in it (other than lots of money obviously). In short, this movie is absolute hot garbage, red hot trash, and I'm not being funny. It's just odd because this is Clint we're talking about and this movie really is [b]that[/b] bad. So basically, Lou Ann (Bernadette Peters) is white trash living in a trailer park (yep the stereotypes come thick n fast here). Her other half Roy (Timothy Carhart) is a member of a white supremacist group (perfect political commentary for this modern age as everyone loves white supremacists these days). The group has a large sum of counterfeit money (turns out to be real but that matters not one jot in the grand scheme of things) which Roy is supposed to look after. Alas he gets busted and Lou Ann takes the fall. Feeling somewhat fed up Lou Ann does a runner in Roy's pink Cadillac (ah ha!) which is exactly where he stores the loot (see where this is going yet?). So Roy and his nasty white male friends go after her. At the same time Tommy Nowak (Eastwood) is hired to track down Lou Ann and bring her back to Sacramento (I think it was) cos she skipped bail. Naturally Tommy finds her but falls in love and ends up helping her yadda yadda yadda. Oh and there's also a baby involved which probably would have been killed by the end of this story considering all the danger. OK so firstly Clint is clearly too old in this movie. He was too old way before this but its really showing here. Yeah he looks sort of OK but he can barely move with any speed and its painfully obvious in all action sequences which don't involve simply standing still and punching someone. There are far too many obvious stunt double moments and one sequence where Tommy runs after this other guy in downtown Reno (unfortunately an aged fat bloke) is hilariously awful looking. Both guys are [b]clearly[/b] running at a snails pace and [b]clearly[/b[ having trouble at that! It really does look very very bad. The very first time we see Tommy bust some criminal he's been hired to track is also really stupid. Tommy is supposedly a master of disguise (oh yes) and he goes to this huge amount of trouble to set this criminal up. But in a wholly idiotic move he reveals himself to the criminal [b]before[/b] he gets the guy fully in his car. This of course leads to a fight which totally could have been avoided. Now let's focus on Tommy and his disguises, and by that I mean Clint and his God awful acting. Yep Clint can do the steely-eyed, somewhat muted tough guy, but sure as hell can't do comedy. The scene where he's pretending to be some kind of brash casino contest host is pure cringe, 100% face behind your hands cringe. Later on he then pretends to be a slack-jawed yokel type, oh Jesus! But wait, that's not all. The movie is titled 'Pink Cadillac' after the car they use for most of the runtime. This is completely pointless though because they could have used any car, it really didn't make a blind bit of difference. I guess it just sounded kinda cool. Much of the movie is set in Reno which I have been to and here lies another problem. Reno is a small city, the main casino strip is actually very small, just two or three rather short streets that don't actually have that many casinos (as of 2019). So it's pretty clear they must have driven around in circles to make the car chases and in-car shots look good. And then we have the bad guys, oh boy. Now these guys are your stereotypical gun wielding, redneck, yeehaw yokels that seemingly do nothing all day but get drunk and fire guns in their homemade firing range. They all dress as you'd expect in military fatigues or jeans with big belt buckles, and they all have guns, knives, and big 4x4 trucks. Their homemade base is just like some Scout camping activity centre complete with a fake town to run around in and shoot guns. And their leader Alex (Michael Des Barres) is a short scrawny little guy with a greasy ponytail. The bad guys literally look like a bunch of dads at Scout camp trying to look cool. Yeah so this movie will probably pan out exactly as you might expect...except for one thing, we don't actually know what happens to most of the characters at the end. Yes believe it or not but this movie isn't that violent. In fact you hardly see any bad guys getting killed at all. I would have bet my bottom Dollar on some of the arsehole baddies getting killed off but nope. But referring back to my original point, we don't actually find out what happens to most of the bad guys. Do they simply stop being supremacists? Or do they even live? Dunno. Same goes for Lou Ann's other half Roy who is a main character. No clue what happens to him. The movie just ends after a car chase just as you were expecting the boss to get killed, did he? You just hear the sound effects of a car crashing (low budget? Lack of time?). So yeah, a cheap looking pile of poo basically. The final showdown really highlights how poor this movie is. It's like a TV show. The only plus point that I can think of was the nice locations and backdrops. It feels like an ill-conceived comedy spin-off from the [i]Dirty Harry[/i] franchise. A huge misfire trying to ride the coattails of another Clint hit. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Bounty hunter Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters), a bail jumper last seen burning rubber in her husband's pink Cadillac. But Tommy isn't the only one searching for Lou Ann. There's also a gang of neo-Nazis who want the counterfeit bills hidden in her car trunk. Although Nowak gets to her first, his assignment becomes a touch more difficult when he starts to fall for Lou Ann -- and her husband, Roy (Timothy Carhart), comes into the picture.
      Buddy Van Horn
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 2m
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