Dolan's Cadillac (short story)

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"Dolan's Cadillac" is a novella by Stephen King.wikipedia
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Stephen King short fiction bibliography

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Las Vegas Valley

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The narrator, known only by his surname, Robinson, is a schoolteacher who lives in Las Vegas.

Organized crime

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He has become a widower after Dolan, a wealthy crime-boss, had his wife murdered with a car bomb in order to prevent her from testifying against him.

Car bomb

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He has become a widower after Dolan, a wealthy crime-boss, had his wife murdered with a car bomb in order to prevent her from testifying against him.

Revenge

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The murder remains unsolved, and Robinson, unskilled in the arts of revenge, has no recourse.

Nevada State Route 774

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Discovering that Dolan regularly takes the same route along State Route 71 when traveling to Los Angeles while in his Cadillac, Robinson decides to trick Dolan into missing a detour, which leads the Cadillac to crash into a ditch and he'll be buried alive; while the Cadillac is armored against most conventional forms of attack, he realized he can use that against Dolan.

Los Angeles

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Discovering that Dolan regularly takes the same route along State Route 71 when traveling to Los Angeles while in his Cadillac, Robinson decides to trick Dolan into missing a detour, which leads the Cadillac to crash into a ditch and he'll be buried alive; while the Cadillac is armored against most conventional forms of attack, he realized he can use that against Dolan.

Cadillac

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Discovering that Dolan regularly takes the same route along State Route 71 when traveling to Los Angeles while in his Cadillac, Robinson decides to trick Dolan into missing a detour, which leads the Cadillac to crash into a ditch and he'll be buried alive; while the Cadillac is armored against most conventional forms of attack, he realized he can use that against Dolan.

Detour

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Discovering that Dolan regularly takes the same route along State Route 71 when traveling to Los Angeles while in his Cadillac, Robinson decides to trick Dolan into missing a detour, which leads the Cadillac to crash into a ditch and he'll be buried alive; while the Cadillac is armored against most conventional forms of attack, he realized he can use that against Dolan.

Oblong

He takes on a summer job with a road paving crew so that he can learn to operate the heavy equipment needed to excavate an oblong ditch just long and deep enough to contain the car, but not so wide as to allow escape through its doors.

Bodyguard

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One of Dolan's bodyguards is killed in the crash, while the other, crushed by the engine block, screams out in pain and panic, prompting Dolan to kill him.

Engine block

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One of Dolan's bodyguards is killed in the crash, while the other, crushed by the engine block, screams out in pain and panic, prompting Dolan to kill him.

The Cask of Amontillado

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With what must be the last gasp of air left to him, Dolan screams out, "For the love of God, Robinson!" (An allusion to The Cask of Amontillado) as the latter drops the last piece of paving into place.

Jimmy Hoffa

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The press reports Dolan missing, joking that he is "playing dominos or shooting pool somewhere with Jimmy Hoffa."

Richard Dooling

The 2008 film version of "Dolan's Cadillac" was directed by Jeff Beesley, scripted by Richard Dooling and starred Christian Slater as Dolan, Wes Bentley as Robinson, and Emmanuelle Vaugier as Robinson's wife.

Christian Slater

The 2008 film version of "Dolan's Cadillac" was directed by Jeff Beesley, scripted by Richard Dooling and starred Christian Slater as Dolan, Wes Bentley as Robinson, and Emmanuelle Vaugier as Robinson's wife.

Wes Bentley

The 2008 film version of "Dolan's Cadillac" was directed by Jeff Beesley, scripted by Richard Dooling and starred Christian Slater as Dolan, Wes Bentley as Robinson, and Emmanuelle Vaugier as Robinson's wife.

Emmanuelle Vaugier

The 2008 film version of "Dolan's Cadillac" was directed by Jeff Beesley, scripted by Richard Dooling and starred Christian Slater as Dolan, Wes Bentley as Robinson, and Emmanuelle Vaugier as Robinson's wife.

Moose Jaw

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The film was shot in Regina and Moose Jaw.

J-pop

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J-pop idol Crystal Kay performed its theme song, "Hold On".

Crystal Kay

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J-pop idol Crystal Kay performed its theme song, "Hold On".

Rob Lowe

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The audiobook version of this story was narrated by actor Rob Lowe.