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Laramie Movie Scope:
Cadillac Man

A movie with a split personality

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by Robert Roten, Film Critic
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May 30, 1990 -- Cadillac Man, starring Robin Williams starts out as a funny story, but soon crashes and burns in a fire fight in a Cadillac showroom. Williams fans will find enough to cheer about here, but this movie seems to have been designed by a committee.

The first half of the film finds Williams acting as an utter sleaze, romancing various women and trying to sell a widow a car at her husband's funeral. After a funny start, the film becomes a tense hostage situation comedy with Williams suddenly becoming an altruistic hero, seeing the error of his ways and promising, in the end, to become a devoted husband and father.

Williams is talented enough to pull off either character, but he can't make the viewer believe that both of these characters are the same person and that both of these plots belong in the same movie.

On a scale of one to 10 this film also rates a six.

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