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General Information

Poster for Cadillac Man
  • Directed by

    Roger Donaldson

  • Screenplay by

    Ken Friedman

  • Music Composed by

    J. Peter Robinson

  • World Premiere

    May 14, 1990 (Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, NY)

  • Theatrical Release Date

    May 18, 1990

  • DVD Release Date

    April 16, 2002

  • Production & Distribution Company

    Orion Pictures Corporation

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Joey O'Brien

  • Tim Robbins


  • Pamela Reed


  • Fran Drescher

    Joy Munchack

  • Annabella Sciorra


  • Lori Petty



Whether he's pitching himself, or his high-priced luxury cars at Turgeon Auto Sales, Joey O'Brien never lets a day go by without "doing" someone good. But Joey's schmoozed through life on cruise control for way too long... and now he's riding on the hot seat! An impatient Mafioso wants his hide. He's rendezvousing with an obnoxious married woman. His space cadet girlfriend needs more money. His ex-wife wants her alimony and his delinquent daughter is nowhere to be found! To top it all off, Turgeon Auto is relocating and inventory is priced to go--and unfortunately, so is Joey unless his sales pick up. He has just one last big day to do or die... and just when he thought it could get no worse, it does! With the showroom abuzz on D-Day, in walks Larry, a lunkhead terminator with an inferiority complex and an axe to grind. Larry's not exactly looking for a new set of whitewalls. He's loaded down with explosives and looking for the man who's been "doing" his wife! Now in a life-or-death situation, Joey O'Brien is forced to do what he does best... lie!



  • Larry

    Stay back! Tell them to stay back or I'll blow this place and half the fuckin' block to hell.

  • Joey

    He says stay back or he's gonna blow this place and half the block to hell.

  • Detective Walters

    Yeah? With what?

  • Larry

    The stuff on my bike there. It's very explosive stuff.

  • Jack

    He's got stuff strapped to his bike!

  • Detective Walters

    So what? So's my little kid. Look, we wanna know what it is.

  • Larry

    M2 plastic.

  • Joey


  • Larry

    M2 plastic.

  • Jack

    Plastique? Oh, shit.

  • Larry


  • Joey

    M2 plastique!

  • Detective Walters

    M2 plastique? You tell him we don't believe him. Where the hell did he get that?

  • Larry


  • Joey


  • Detective Walters

    OK! OK! What does he want?



A high pressure sales pitch.
A high pressure love life.
For Joey O'Brien, life is no bed of Rollses.

A comedy about the near death of a salesman.

If you can't trust a car salesman... who can you trust?

A way with words.
A way with women.
And way over his head.


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Filming Info

  • Dates

    May 16, 1989 - July 1989

  • Locations

    Long Island, NY
    Queens, NY
    New York City, NY

International Release Dates

  • Australia

    May 31, 1990

  • Sweden

    July 27, 1990

  • France

    August 8, 1990

  • West Germany

    September 20, 1990

  • UK

    October 5, 1990

  • Finland

    October 19, 1990

  • Netherlands

    November 23, 1990

  • Turkey

    January 1991

  • Spain

    March 22, 1991

  • Japan

    May 25, 1991

International Titles

  • Italy

    Cadillac man, Mister occasionissima

  • Hebrew

    Ish Ha-Cadillac

  • Poland

    Sprzedawca cadillaców

  • Brazil

    Um Conquistador em Apuros

  • Portugal

    Um Sedutor em Apuros

Box Office

  • Gross

    $27,627,310 (USA)
    N/A (international)
    $27,627,310 (total)

  • Opening Weekend

    $6,712,079 (1,826 theaters)

  • Widest Release

    1,878 theaters

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