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353 Ratings

TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM

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Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
United States, 1988
Drama, Biography
      English
      English
      CAUTION

Synopsis

Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer determined to create the car of the future. Against all odds, Tucker builds the Tucker Torpedo, but when his factory is shut down by Detroit’s Big Three auto manufacturers, Tucker must fight for his American Dream.

Our take

Directed with stylistic exuberance and a freewheeling spirit, Tucker was a longtime passion project for Francis Ford Coppola. Jeff Bridges delivers a lively performance (in a role previously intended for Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson!), making for a heartfelt antithesis to standard biopic fare.

Synopsis

Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer determined to create the car of the future. Against all odds, Tucker builds the Tucker Torpedo, but when his factory is shut down by Detroit’s Big Three auto manufacturers, Tucker must fight for his American Dream.

Our take

Directed with stylistic exuberance and a freewheeling spirit, Tucker was a longtime passion project for Francis Ford Coppola. Jeff Bridges delivers a lively performance (in a role previously intended for Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson!), making for a heartfelt antithesis to standard biopic fare.

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Tucker: The Man and His DreamDirected byFrancis Ford Coppola
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Awards & Festivals

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Academy Awards
1989 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
National Board of Review
1988 | Winner: Top Ten Films
BAFTA Awards
1989 | Winner: Best Production Design
Golden Globes (USA)
1989 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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