Coupe de Ville (film)

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Coupe de Ville
Coupe de Ville2.jpg
VHS artwork
Directed by Joe Roth
Produced by James G. Robinson
Mike Binder
Written by Mike Binder
Starring Patrick Dempsey
Arye Gross
Daniel Stern
Alan Arkin
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Reynaldo Villalobos
Edited by Paul Hirsch
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • March 9, 1990 (1990-03-09)
Running time 99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $715,983

Coupe de Ville is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Joe Roth. It stars Daniel Stern, Arye Gross, and Patrick Dempsey as three very different brothers asked by their father to drive the titular Cadillac Coupe DeVille from Detroit to Miami.

Plot[edit]

Meet the Libner brothers: Marvin (Daniel Stern), the oldest, is a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Buddy (Arye Gross), the middle child, is a timid dreamer. Bobby (Patrick Dempsey), the youngest, is a handsome rebel in reform school. As kids, they fought a lot and as adults, they barely speak to each other. In the summer of 1963, their tough and eccentric father, Fred (Alan Arkin), gives them a task: to bring a 1954 Cadillac, bought for their mother, Betty (Rita Taggart), from Detroit to Miami. As the trip goes on, the three brothers fight and begin to reconnect with each other, while trying to keep the Caddy in mint condition.

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Release and reception[edit]

Critical reaction[edit]

Coupe de Ville received moderate reviews.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

Cadillac used the "Coupe De Ville" model name for the two-door hardtop for 1954, not the convertible. The Cadillac in the movie was actually a "Series 62 Convertible."

Box office[edit]

The film was a box office failure; in its opening weekend (3/9–11), it didn't even make the charts, only grossing $66,871. In the end, Coupe de Ville only opened in 170 theaters and made $715,983 in the US.[1]

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