Movie Review: Dolan’s Cadillac (2009)

Starring: Wes Bentley, Christian Slater, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Greg Bryk, Aidan Devine, Al Sapienza, Karen LeBlanc, Cory Generoux, Vivian Ng, Patrick Bird, Eugene Clark, Max Keene, Robert Benz, Timothy Allen, Amy Matysio, Tony Munch, Darla Biccum, Simon Chin, and Sharmaine Yeoh.
Directed by: Jeff Beesley.
I grew up on Stephen King movies and I definitely have my favorites. Now comes along the film adaptation of King’s short story Dolan’s Cadillac from his Nightmares and Dreamscapes book collection of tales. For those of you who are not familiar with the short story, Dolan’s Cadillac is a disturbing revenge tale set in Las Vegas, Nevada about a sixth grade school teacher named Tom Robinson (played by Wes Bentley) whose wife Elizabeth Robinson (Emmanuelle Vaugier) becomes the witness to an execution in the middle of the desert done by a ruthless Vegas criminal Jimmy Dolan (Christian Slater).
Elizabeth then becomes Dolan’s target and is eventually killed, even after entering into the witness protection program with her husband. From that point on, Tom grows obsessed with Jimmy Dolan and with enacting his vengeance on him. You see, Dolan is in the human trafficking business (newly imported women from foreign countries) and he is a very wealthy crime lord, he even has his very own luxurious and bulletproof cadillac (hence the title Dolan’s Cadillac).

Although it feels a bit rushed, the film version of this story gives an accurate portrayal (even though it could have been done better) of Tom’s dark descent into depression and revenge. Fortunately, being…