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Release Date: May 1st, 1994

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 1999

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.

Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney, Jim True-Frost, Bill Cobbs, Bruce Campbell

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Warner Brothers

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

Keywords: Office, 1960s, New York City, Rise, Lighthearted, Transformation, Underdog, Love, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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]

  • 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]

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