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The Scene-Stealing Cadillac Models From Film And Television

The Scene-Stealing Cadillac Models From Film And Television

Back in February, the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade made its star-studded debut in Hollywood, California. However, as we all know, the 2021 Escalade’s debut was far from the first time the automaker has graced tinseltown. Now, the automaker is listing off some of the most noteworthy examples of Cadillac models which have been featured in television and film.

Looking over the list, the breadth of television shows and movies that feature various Cadillac models is impressive, covering dramas, comedies, and even animated shows. Likewise, the Caddy’s themselves are impressively varied, including both modern vehicles and classics as well.

Some of the most popular Cadillac models listed include the Cadillac CTS, the Cadillac Deville, and the Cadillac Eldorado. What’s interesting here is that Cadillac as a brand seems to represent a variety of different things in these various pieces of media, including prestige, comfort, luxury, and performance as well.

The oldest Cadillac model in the list is the 1939 Cadillac Series 75, as featured in The Aviator (2004). Meanwhile, the newest model in the list is the 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover, as featured in both Ocean’s Eight (2018) and Line of Duty (2019).

What’s more, it looks as though Cadillac models are somewhat popular with mobsters, given their appearance in Goodfellas (1990) and the TV drama The Sopranos (1999 – 2007).

If you’re a Caddy fan and you’re looking for something to watch that features your favorite automaker, check out the lists below for some suggestions as to what you should stream next. And make sure to let us know which TV show or movie you’re watching in the comments, and tell us your favorite scene!

Cadillac Vehicles In TV
TV Show Years Cadillac Vehicle
The Sopranos (1999 – 2007) 1996 Cadillac DeVille
Family Guy (1999 – 2020) 1999 Cadillac CTS
Alias (2001 – 2006) 2003 Cadillac CTS
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 – 2020) 2003 Cadillac CTS
Ugly Betty (2006 – 2010) 2003 Cadillac CTS
One Tree Hill (2003 – 2012) 2003 Cadillac CTS
Stranger Things (2016 – 2020) 1971 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1972 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1976 Cadillac Eldorado
1978 Cadillac Seville
1981 Cadillac
1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Ozark (2017 – 2020) 1987 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Funeral Coach
2000 Cadillac DeVille Stretched Limousine
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2015 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Vehicles In Movies
Movie Year Cadillac Vehicle
Smokey & the Bandit (1977) 1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Raging Bull (1980) 1941 Cadillac Series 62
The King of Comedy (1982) 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine
1980 Cadillac Sedan DeVille Stretched Limousine
1980 Cadillac Seville
Cadillac Man (1990) 1989 Cadillac Allante
1980 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1983 Cadillac Eldorado
1975 Cadillac Fleetwood
Goodfellas (1990) 1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Phaeton
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1970 Cadillac Fleetwood 75
1971 Cadillac Fleetwood
The Italian Job (2003) 2003 Cadillac CTS
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) 2003 Cadillac CTS
The Aviator (2004) 1939 Cadillac Series 75
The Last Ride (2004) 2003 Cadillac CTS
Dreamgirls (2006) 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1963 Cadillac Fleetwood
Ocean’s Eight (2018) 2017 Cadillac XT5
Line of Duty (2019) 2017 Cadillac XT5

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.


  1. How in the Hell could you leave out the Godfather with at least 2 prominent Cadillacs? One when Don Corleone was shot and the other when Don Barzani was shot on the steps. Not to mention the cemetery scene with various limos and flower cars.

    • Character Ray Donovan drive a CT6-V in NYC episode of the series of the same name. Character Jason Bull rode in a chauffeured CT6 in the 2019 season. Character Claire Dunphy sometimes drove a CT6 in Modern Family. Actor Patrick Swayze drove an STS-V in The Beast, his last work prior to his death.

  2. A friend and I are great fans of the 1992-1997 Seville. Last Christmas, I gave him 12 different movies that showed the ’92-’97 SLS/STS in one or more scenes. One movie for each day of Christmas! He told me it took him until the second or third film to figure out the theme, as I didn’t tell him up front. It was fun putting it together, and a miracle all twelve DVD’s arrived in time.

  3. What about Ray Donovan?
    2019 Cadillac CT6-V Blackwing
    2017-2019 XT5
    2016-2019 Escalades
    Many more Cadillacs in the show as well. I think there was an DTS and an XTS as well.

  4. What about the XLR V in sons of anarchy. Escalade and sts in Chicago pd. And you can’t forget huggy bears eldorado

  5. Cadillac Ciel in Transformers Age of Extinction

  6. what about j.r.ewings allante 1987-1989 on dallas

  7. Left out the movie Cadillac Records!!! Really!!

  8. The original Matrix…. garage scene, where every car in the garage was a Cadillac of varying years and models.
    And of course you can’t leave out “Tin Men” where everyone drove a Cadillac.
    And Arnold Schwartenegger “Commando” with the Cadillac dealer scene and the ’76 Eldorado convertible. Just to name a few.

  9. How can you not mention the movie Entourage where they drove a prototype cadillac convertible that is called the ciel

  10. How can you leave out 6 feet under and the cadillac hearse

    • Or Ghostbusters…

  11. The original Gone in 60 Seconds had a whole Cadillac dealership in the movie where several Cadillacs were badly damaged.

  12. Tango & Cash movie: Allante’ convertible played a large roll in the first part of the movie.

  13. None better for 59 and 60’s then Tin Men. Great opening sequence of a Cadillac Showroom of the past.

  14. Bad Boys II (2003)
    Dan Marino was test driving a CTS when it was commandeered by Mike Lowery and Marcus Barnett told Marino to back up…

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
    Mr. Smith drove a CTS-V into his garage after he completed a mission

  15. Bronx Tale had Red Convertible Deville was Chazz Palminteri’s character Sonnys car

  16. Not a complete list of movies and TV Shows that had Cadillacs that should be listed but would take up too much space on this thread.

    If anyone remember the ’70s-’80s sitcoms, the Fleetwood Seventy-Five was featured in Charlies Angels, Hart-to-Hart and etc. Even in the theme song of Different Strokes, Phillip Drummon was driven in the Fleetwood Seventy-Five. Nowadays, the Escalade is dominating TV shows and movies.

  17. I have only just seen this list today and for the classics you can’t go past the movie form 2013 “The Great Gatsby” with a 1930 V16 Sport Phaeton.
    IMCDb.org list this as a 1932 model, however it is definitely a 1930.

  18. People- this is supposed to be fun and Cadillac Society never said it was an exhaustive list…hence the fun in filling in the gaps…geez. Here are mine:
    Kevin Costner drove a 2005-era STS in “The Upside of Anger”
    Early 2000s DTS (one of my favorite scenes is when Furio is driving Tony Soprano around and Tony yells out the window to the FBI agent “I’ll save you the trouble, we’ll be back in a couple of hours.”)
    Tony Soprano’s mid-2000s Pearl White Escalade ESV
    JR Ewing’s Allante in “Dallas” post-Benz 380 SEL
    In “Payback” with Mel Gibson, the Corporate henchmen drove a mid-80s Fleetwood
    Carmila Vargas’ Escalade in “Queen of the South”

  19. The sea-blue early 60s Sedan De Ville in “The Shape of Water”, driven by the corrupt gov’t facility middle manager.


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