Cadillac Man

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Cadillac Man
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Produced by Roger Donaldson
Charles Roven
Written by Ken Friedman
Music by J. Peter Robinson
Cinematography David Gribble
Edited by Richard Francis-Bruce
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date
  • May 18, 1990 (1990-05-18)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15 million[1]
Box office $27,627,310 (USA)

Cadillac Man is a 1990 comedy film directed by Roger Donaldson, starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins.


Queens car salesman Joey O'Brien (Robin Williams) must deal with the ever-increasing pressures in his life: he has an ex-wife demanding alimony, a daughter who is missing, a married mistress (Fran Drescher) and a single mistress (Lori Petty) who are both desperately in love with him, and a two-day deadline to either sell twelve cars or lose his job. In addition, he has an outstanding loan to a Mafia don which he must either quickly repay, or lose his life.

On the day of the big dealership car sale (and the final day of O'Brien's deadline), the car dealership is taken hostage by an AK-47-toting motorcyclist (Tim Robbins) who believes his wife (Annabella Sciorra) is cheating on him. Joey manages to talk the man out of doing any harm to the other hostages, as police surround the dealership. Without realizing that the assailant's gun is not loaded, the police wound him after most of the hostages have already been released which prompts Joey to promise to remain with him while he recovers. The crisis solves all of Joey's problems: his mistresses learn of each other and dump him, his daughter returns, his job is secure, the Mafia don (whose son was among the hostages) forgives his debt, and he begins to reconcile with his ex-wife.


  • Robin Williams as Joey O'Brien
  • Tim Robbins as Larry
  • Pamela Reed as Tina
  • Annabella Sciorra as Donna, Larry's wife
  • Fran Drescher as Joy Munchack, Joey's married mistress
  • Zack Norman as Harry Munchack
  • Lori Petty as Lila, Joey's single mistress
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Little Jack Turgeon
  • Bill Nelson as Big Jack Turgeon
  • Eddie Jones as Benny
  • Mimi Cecchini as Ma
  • Tristine Skyler as Lisa
  • Judith Hoag as Molly
  • Lauren Tom as Helen the Dim Sum Girl
  • Anthony Powers as Captain Mason
  • Paul Herman as Tony Dipino
  • Paul J.Q. Lee as Henry
  • James Bulleit as Funeral Director
  • Erik King as Davey
  • Richard Panebianco as Frankie Dipino
  • Gary Howard Klar as Detective Walters
  • Boris Leskin as Soviet Husband
  • Elżbieta Czyżewska as Soviet Wife
  • Ben Lin as Asian Husband
  • Wai Ching Ho as Asian Wife
  • William Hugh Collins as Hearse Driver
  • Bill Nunn as Grave Digger
  • Vince Cupone as Louie
  • Bill Moor as Antique Salesman
  • Kim Chan as Dim Sum Cook
  • Mario Todisco as Steel Jaw #1
  • Max as Steel Jaw #2
  • Kenneth Simmons as Steel Jaw #3
  • Bunny Levine as Woman Customer
  • Carmen A. Mathis as Police Woman
  • Harlan Cary Poe as Mason's Aid
  • Jordan Derwin as Paramedic
  • Philip Moon as Nightclub Selector
  • Sal Lioni as Nightclub Customer
  • Brian Sanet as Paparazzi
  • Merwin Goldsmith as Showroom Buyer
  • Richard Mark Arnold as Porsche Buyer
  • Marilyn Dobrin as Porsche Buyer's Wife
  • David Stepkin as Sticker Shock Buyer
  • Matt Nikko as Japanese Buyer #1
  • Keenan Shimizu as Japanese Buyer #2
  • Tony Masa as Japanese Buyer #3
  • Ken Kensei as Japanese Buyer #4
  • Toshio Sato as Japanese Buyer #5
  • Elaine Stritch as Widow
  • Chester Drescher as Chester
  • Jack Mulcahy as S.W.A.T. Team Officer

Box office[edit]

The film was not a box office success, although it did turn a profit.[2]


  1. ^ "Powergrid: Cadillac Man". Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "`Recall' Totally Outdistances `Future' in Box-Office Race Movies". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 

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