Pink Cadillac


2h 2m 1989

Brief Synopsis

A fugitive bounty hunter becomes involved with the wife of the man he is hunting.

Film Details

Also Known As
El cadillac rosa
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Robert Wayne Harris
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Reno, Nevada, USA; Northern California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

A fugitive bounty hunter becomes involved with the wife of the man he is hunting.

Crew

Calvin Acord

Special Effects

Bryan Adams

Song

Edward Aiona

Property Master

John Alden

Stunts

Dick Alexander

Sound

Paul Barrere

Song

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutting

Tim Bays

Song

Matt Earl Beesley

Assistant Director

Bryan Belair

Foreman

William Bell

Song

Larry Boyd

On-Set Dresser

Kix Brooks

Song

Neil Burrow

Sound Editor

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Judy Cammer

Set Designer

Frank Capra

Assistant Director

Edward C Carfagno

Production Designer

Jim Carrey

Song Performer

Jim Carrey

Other

Michael Cipriano

Assistant Editor

Virginia Cook-mcgowan

Sound Editor

Joel Cox

Editor

Paula Crist

Stunts

J C Crowley

Song Performer

J C Crowley

Song

Kerrie Cullen

Stunts

Mary Dangerfield

Casting

Keith Dillin

Transportation Coordinator

Mike Dillin

Production Associate

Dion

Song Performer

Bob Diperio

Song

Steve Dorff

Music

Teri E. Dorman

Sound Editor

Doc Duhame

Stunts

James Dunford

Dolly Grip

Jay N Engel

Adr Editor

John Eskow

From Story

John Eskow

Screenplay

John Eskow

Story By

Diamond Farnsworth

Stunt Coordinator

John Farrar

Song

Robert Fernandez

Music

Robben Ford

Song Performer

John Frazier

Special Effects

Ralph Freed

Song

Les Fresholtz

Sound

Steve Geray

Stunts

Susan Germaine

Hair

Andree Gibbs

Stunts

Andy Gill

Stunts

Jack N Green

Director Of Photography

Jack N Green

Other

Kelly Richard Green

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Gruskoff

Executive Producer

Arthur Gunter

Song

Michael Hancock

Makeup

Clifford Happy

Stunts

Donald Harris

Music Editor

Olivia Harris

Casting Associate

Robert Wayne Harris

Cable Operator

Robert G Henderson

Sound Editor

Diane Hetfield

Stunts

Bill Hill

Song Performer

Byron Hill

Song

Alan M Hirsch

Song

Carmen Hocson

Adr Editor

Jill Hollier

Song Performer

Jill Hollier

Other

Larry Holt

Stunts

Deborah Hopper

Costume Supervisor

David M Horton

Sound Editor

Phyllis Huffman

Casting

Sue Hutchinson

Assistant

Joseph A Ippolito

Sound Editor

Booker T. Jones

Song

Steve Kelso

Stunts

Martin Kibbee

Song

Linda Sony Kinney

Other

Walt Larue

Stunts

Robert Lawless

Other

Sally Lear

Casting

Brett Leffew

Stunts

Marvin E. Lewis

Boom Operator

Jack Lilley

Stunts

Burt Marshall

Stunts

Darrin Val Martin

Sound Editor

Michael Maurer

Production Accountant

Matt Mccolm

Stunts

John Mcfee

Song

Jack L Mclean

Lighting Technician

Ronald L Miller

Craft Service

Karen Minahan

Sound Editor

Richard Morgan

Other

Michael Martin Murphy

Song Performer

Alan Robert Murray

Sound Editor

Lloyd Nelson

Script Supervisor

Johnny Noble

Song

George Orrison

Stunts

Dolly Parton

Song Performer

Dolly Parton

Song

Bill Payne

Song

Victor Perez

Lighting Technician

Carl Perkins

Song

Andre Pessis

Song

Vern Poore

Sound

Marcia Reed

Photography

Tony Rivetti

Assistant Camera Operator

Dennis Robbins

Song

Tommy Roberts

Transportation Captain

Tom Rooker

Production Associate

Rex Rossi

Stunts

Jack Wesley Routh

Song

Thomas Roysden

Set Decorator

Doug Ryan

Camera Operator

Patricia Saccente

Assistant

Sharon Schaffer

Stunts

Hal Selig

Special Effects

Laurane Sheehan

Stunts

John Scott Sherrill

Song

Jerry Sidell

Assistant Camera Operator

Spike Silver

Stunts

Antoinette Simmrin

Location Manager

Al Simon

Stunts

Robert Smets

Stunts

Michael Smotherman

Song

Bruce Spellman

Dolly Grip

Stephen St John

Camera Operator

Jerry Swift

Property Master Assistant

Randy Travis

Song Performer

David Valdes

Production Manager

David Valdes

Producer

Franklin Vallette

Production Associate

Jennifer Van Horn

Casting

Skipper Voss

Stunts

Chris Waters

Song

Steve Wax

Music

Danny Weselis

Stunts

Jeffrey Wetzel

Assistant Director

Barbara Whitaker

Wardrobe

Hank Williams Sr.

Song

Hank Williams Sr.

Song Performer

Hank Williams Jr.

Song Performer

Marshall Winn

Sound Editor

Glenn T Wright

Costume Supervisor

William C Young

Key Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
El cadillac rosa
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Robert Wayne Harris
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Reno, Nevada, USA; Northern California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Articles

Pink Cadillac


In 1989, Clint Eastwood had just directed a labor of love, Bird, and was about to begin shooting White Hunter, Black Heart. But first he took a few months to change his pace and act in another film which he did not direct - though it was produced by his company, Malpaso. Pink Cadillac is hardly a high point of Eastwood's career, but newly released on DVD by Warner Home Video, it does reveal itself to be a diverting little comedy.

Clint plays Tommy Nowak, a "skip tracer" whose job it is to bring in fugitives who have jumped bail. Bernadette Peters is Lou Ann McGuinn, a Nevada mother falsely accused of counterfeiting. (Her deadbeat husband and his white supremacist gang are the real guilty ones.) When Lou Ann jumps her bail and steals her husband's '59 pink Cadillac convertible - not knowing there is $250,000 behind the back seat - Tommy is sent to go get her.

Tommy never fails in his job, largely because he dons various disguises to trick his prey. We see him as a radio DJ, a rodeo clown, a casino doorman, and a redneck. When he finally catches up to Lou Ann, he agrees to let her visit her baby, which she has dropped off at her sister's. But her husband gets to the baby first and takes it to the lair of his white supremacist group - and now the mission becomes rescuing the baby and having it out with the supremacists, who are portrayed as cardboard idiots.

It's pretty silly stuff, but Eastwood delivers one of his more relaxed performances. His bit as a racist redneck is arguably among his funniest screen moments in his career. Some of the smaller roles, too, are especially well cast. Character actor Geoffrey Lewis (a veteran of several Eastwood movies) is very funny as a hippie and manufacturer of fake ID's. Look also for James Cromwell (Babe, L.A. Confidential) as a motel manager, rock star Bryan Adams as a gas station attendant, and (very briefly) Jim Carrey as an Elvis impersonator in a Reno lounge. Clint's reaction to Carrey's "performance" is priceless.

The director was longtime stunt coordinator Buddy Van Horn. It was his third - and to date final - directing gig, having previously helmed Any Which Way You Can and The Dead Pool, both featuring Eastwood. Lots of Clint's other usual collaborators were also behind the scenes on this one, notably editor Joel Cox and cameraman Jack Green.

Like most of Warner's new "Clint Eastwood Collection" DVDs, the disc boasts a clean 1.85:1 transfer and Dolby 5.1 Digital soundtrack, but few extras - just a trailer, a list of Eastwood's career highlights, and the usual language options and chapter stops.

For more information about Pink Cadillac, visit Warner Video. To order Pink Cadillac, go to TCM Shopping.

by Jeremy Arnold
Pink Cadillac

Pink Cadillac

In 1989, Clint Eastwood had just directed a labor of love, Bird, and was about to begin shooting White Hunter, Black Heart. But first he took a few months to change his pace and act in another film which he did not direct - though it was produced by his company, Malpaso. Pink Cadillac is hardly a high point of Eastwood's career, but newly released on DVD by Warner Home Video, it does reveal itself to be a diverting little comedy. Clint plays Tommy Nowak, a "skip tracer" whose job it is to bring in fugitives who have jumped bail. Bernadette Peters is Lou Ann McGuinn, a Nevada mother falsely accused of counterfeiting. (Her deadbeat husband and his white supremacist gang are the real guilty ones.) When Lou Ann jumps her bail and steals her husband's '59 pink Cadillac convertible - not knowing there is $250,000 behind the back seat - Tommy is sent to go get her. Tommy never fails in his job, largely because he dons various disguises to trick his prey. We see him as a radio DJ, a rodeo clown, a casino doorman, and a redneck. When he finally catches up to Lou Ann, he agrees to let her visit her baby, which she has dropped off at her sister's. But her husband gets to the baby first and takes it to the lair of his white supremacist group - and now the mission becomes rescuing the baby and having it out with the supremacists, who are portrayed as cardboard idiots. It's pretty silly stuff, but Eastwood delivers one of his more relaxed performances. His bit as a racist redneck is arguably among his funniest screen moments in his career. Some of the smaller roles, too, are especially well cast. Character actor Geoffrey Lewis (a veteran of several Eastwood movies) is very funny as a hippie and manufacturer of fake ID's. Look also for James Cromwell (Babe, L.A. Confidential) as a motel manager, rock star Bryan Adams as a gas station attendant, and (very briefly) Jim Carrey as an Elvis impersonator in a Reno lounge. Clint's reaction to Carrey's "performance" is priceless. The director was longtime stunt coordinator Buddy Van Horn. It was his third - and to date final - directing gig, having previously helmed Any Which Way You Can and The Dead Pool, both featuring Eastwood. Lots of Clint's other usual collaborators were also behind the scenes on this one, notably editor Joel Cox and cameraman Jack Green. Like most of Warner's new "Clint Eastwood Collection" DVDs, the disc boasts a clean 1.85:1 transfer and Dolby 5.1 Digital soundtrack, but few extras - just a trailer, a list of Eastwood's career highlights, and the usual language options and chapter stops. For more information about Pink Cadillac, visit Warner Video. To order Pink Cadillac, go to TCM Shopping. by Jeremy Arnold

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 31, 1990

Released in United States Summer May 26, 1989

Began shooting October 3, 1988.

Released in United States on Video January 31, 1990

Released in United States Summer May 26, 1989