Pink Cadillac
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

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"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Pink Cadillac is rich in character, containing some of the most heartfelt and engaging moments in an Eastwood film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
‑ Leonard Klady, Movie City News
"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."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"It's weightlessly, irredeemably enjoyable."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Painless but dumb chase flick"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Too violent for a comedy and without the insights that could have turned this into a charmer, Pink Cadillac never gels, and Eastwood struggles to make his rough bounty hunter with a heart of gold at all convincing."
‑ , Film4
"An overlong, undercooked action comedy made out of retooled parts from other film vehicles."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"While the script stumbles beyond a comforting sense of reality (white supremacists?), Pink Cadillac maintains a certain hospitable, emphatically dim-witted appeal."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Pretty forgettable Eastwood runs out of gas."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Calling Pink Cadillac dumb is an insult to dumb movies."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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