• Tucker: The Man and His Dream (2002)

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Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Release Date: May 17th, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2000

PG |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Obsessed with cars since childhood, inventor Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges) has his first successful auto design partnership in the 1930s and designs a successful gun turret for World War II use. With those achievements under his belt, Tucker is determined to create a futuristic car for the masses: the Tucker Torpedo. However, his dreams are challenged by Detroit's auto manufacturers, production problems and accusations of stock fraud, and he is forced to defend his dream and honesty in court.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest, Mako , Dean Stockwell, Elias Koteas, Nina Siemaszko

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Production Co: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Keywords: Rise, Rousing, Underdog, 1930s, 1940s, Wife, Quest

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Tucker is the best Capra movie since Capra quit making them himself. [12 Aug 1988]

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    It's also [Coppola's] most gloriously extravagant film since "One from the Heart." [12 Aug 1988]

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    A gorgeous, fluid, wonderfully exhilarating movie. show more

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Awards

Nominated Costume Design
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role