Denied an opportunity to showcase his deft rapid-fire comic skills, Robin Williams produces few laughs amid wreckage of the screenplay and poorly paced direction. Only Tim Robbins gets out alive as a crazed, simple-minded, cuckolded husband who ultimately makes hostages of the womanizing Joey (Williams) and everyone else in the car dealership where he works, suspecting correctly that his wife (Annabella Sciorra) is having an affair.

Denied an opportunity to showcase his deft rapid-fire comic skills, Robin Williams produces few laughs amid wreckage of the screenplay and poorly paced direction. Only Tim Robbins gets out alive as a crazed, simple-minded, cuckolded husband who ultimately makes hostages of the womanizing Joey (Williams) and everyone else in the car dealership where he works, suspecting correctly that his wife (Annabella Sciorra) is having an affair.

Williams lapses in and out of a what seems to be a New York-Italian street accent. Aside from being a smart aleck, however, he’s rarely funny and shows little depth until the predictable ending. Some minor pleasures can be found in smaller roles drawn from the NY street scene, especially Lauren Tom as a pushy and abusive waitress in a neighbourhood dim sum restaurant.

Cadillac Man

Production

Orion. Director Roger Donaldson; Producer Charles Roven, Roger Donaldson; Screenplay Ken Friedman; Camera David Gribble; Editor Richard Francis-Bruce; Music J. Peter Robinson;; Art Director Gene Rudolf

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1990. Running time: 97 MIN.

With

Robin Williams Tim Robbins Pamela Reed Fran Drescher Annabella Sciorra Zack Norman
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