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The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
1989 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1988 | Winner: Top Ten Films
1989 | Winner: Best Production Design
1989 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The production design and Vittorio Storaro's camerawork are outstanding. One of Coppola's most underappreciated films.
There is a tendency to over criticise films like this. I choose not to, because I was carried away by the spirit of the film. It's glorious, as is the score by Joe Jackson.
Technically, the film is a dream (Storaro AND Canonero? That's like waking up in heaven!). But it's too shallow and cartoonish for it's own good. Good entertainment, but could have been much more with a stronger script. C+
I just took it for what it was - a homage to a man and his dream.
"Hold that tiger!"