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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Black Cadillac (DVD)

Pretty good small budget movie

While not the best movie I've ever seen, this movie does what it sets out to do - draw the viewer in for some thriller action.

2 friends and a little brother have travelled to Wisconsin for an evening of booze and girls at a backwoods bar in the winter. After a barroom brawl a 1950s Cadillac menaces them and eventually persues them - but our 3 protagonists have no idea why.

Randy Quaid as the local yokel good ol' boy sheriff is the only actor you're likely to recognize but, in my mind, young, pez-consuming Josh Hammond steals the show

The guys in the cadillac
I am unwilling to be a spoilersport, so I won't go into great details, but you can imagine the tension that develops with car chases in the winter on twisty country roads, a hitchhiking sheriff in the backseat spouting off platitudes and asking pointed questions and a general feeling that things are spinning out of control make the movie work.

The DVD commentary is interesting, especially discussions of the inspiration of the story and making a movie with budget  constraints.

I rate this DVD 4 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on June 8, 2005.

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