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City Heat

Clint Eastwood , Burt Reynolds , Richard Benjamin    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   VHS Tape
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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This was supposed to be a blockbuster: the 1984 meeting of then-box-office icons Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood. Instead, the result was surprisingly flat, though Reynolds and Eastwood have their moments. The plot is a mishmash about bootleggers, gangsters, and kidnapping in the 1930s, with Reynolds as a free-wheeling private eye and Eastwood as a jaded cop who doesn't like Reynolds's style. The two stars exaggerate their well-established screen personas, which, in Reynolds's case, was already exaggerated enough. Directed by Richard Benjamin, it's weak stuff, despite a cast that includes Rip Torn, Madeline Kahn, Tony Lo Bianco, and Jane Alexander. The big running gag is about the size of Eastwood's gun. --Marshall Fine

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1.0 out of 5 stars Pink Cadillac never starts May 26 2004
By MR77100
Format:DVD
Although I like GM cars, Pink Cadillac stands as being the worst movie of Clint Eastwood's career. He plays a modern-day bounty hunter by the name of Tommy Nowak that uses skill rather then a gun to catch his suspects, although he does carry a gun briefly here. Bernadette Peters plays this little curly-haired blonde who lives in a trailer with her dead-beat husband and his speed-freak friends. Her husband owns a pink cadillac and she drives off in it with her baby and a bag of money. Nowak is then sent to bring her back from a casino before her husband's gang finds her first. When they do, and kidnap the baby, Nowak and Peters bond when they give chase to get it back.
The movie is red-neck and full of trailer trash stereotypes in every way. It also helps define the classic example of the woman that takes the bad boy, but then learns her lesson when she finds Nowak. But the movie has poor acting. Clint's chessy impressions, including an imitation of a drunken red-neck, do little to raise any laughs. The gang of army wannabe's don't make the film any more dramatic. The whole concept of "Don't mess with a man's automobile" is literally worn out.
Despite the semi-colorful cast of Peters, Frances Fisher, and even Jim Carey, and an expansive soundtrack, this romantic comedy falls short of anything close to a classic. It's a good thing that Eastwood didn't direct this himself. Buddy Van Horn took the rap instead. This is the only film of Eastwood's career that did not receive a theatrical release in the UK, and it remains his lowest-grossing to date. Sorry folks, but Pink Cadillac never starts. If you are an Eastwood fan like me, get it to fill in the gaps of your DVD collection.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Clint's Worst Film - Hands Down! May 4 2004
Format:DVD
Throughout his long career, actor-director Clint Eastwood managed to avoid the pitfalls of Bad Cinema. However, there are a few wretched exceptions, such as "Pink Cadillac" (1989). This brain-dead romantic comedy, with an offensive white-supremacist subplot, makes "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can" look like minor masterpieces. Clint has nothing to work with here -- and registers zero chemistry with co-star Bernadette Peters. Not surprisingly, "Pink Cadillac" went straight to video in Great Britain (perhaps the only Eastwood film to receive that dubious distinction).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I saw Pink Cadillac in a movie theater back in 1989 and despite having a great cast it is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I'm fans of both Bernadette Peters and Clint Eastwood but I found this movie boring and I think of it as an unsuccessful mix of comedy, drama and action but that is my personal opinion.
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1.0 out of 5 stars My Parents Made Me Watch This and then Apologised! March 22 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This movie was awful, my parents made me watch it with them for family bonding time and when the awful movie was over they admitted that they didn't like it either and actually apologized for making me watch it with them! I like Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters and think they deserved a better movie that didn't waste their talent!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Eastwood April 25 2010
By Michael B. Neuman TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
City Heat is a fun spoof of the 20's gangster, private eye genre. Eastwood and Reynolds play off fairly well against each other in a bit different plot line. While not classic cinema, it is kind of a fun movie to watch from time to time.
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