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The Hudsucker Proxy

Release Date: May 1st, 1994

PG|1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Greedy executive Sidney J. Mussburger (Paul Newman) hopes to take control of the company he works for by purchasing a majority share -- but he must first devalue the stock. So he convinces the board to appoint know-nothing recent graduate Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins). But Mussburger's plot backfires when Barnes' latest invention succeeds, thereby increasing the company's value. Worse yet, undercover reporter Amy Archer (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has the scoop on Mussburger's shady dealings.

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Directors: ,

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Video, Laurenfilm S.A.

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  • Don't bother to see this film unless you expect to be tested in film class about the Coens' serial dissertation on American cinema. [10 Mar 1994, p.A16] show more

  • In The Hudsucker Proxy, the filmmaking Coen brothers make dark, startling, wittily extravagant sport of the American Dream. The movie is opulent and wry, a bitingly intelligent fable about business and romance. [25 Mar 1994, p.A] show more

  • With its refined wit and glorious vision, The Hudsucker Proxy is certainly deserving of a wide audience. show more

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