Tucker: The Man and His Dream

1988, History/Biography, 1h 51m

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Though it may not be as comprehensive as some would like, Francis Ford Coppola's cheerful biopic of the failed automotive designer features sparkling direction and a strong central performance from Jeff Bridges. Read critic reviews

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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 & Crew

Jeff Bridges
Preston Thomas Tucker
Joan Allen
Vera Tucker(Fuqua)
Martin Landau
Abe Karatz, Voice of Walter Winchell on radio
Mako
Jimmy Sakuyama
Dean Stockwell
Howard Hughes
Elias Koteas
Alex Tremulis
Nina Siemaszko
Marilyn Lee Tucker
Christian Slater
Junior Tucker
Corin Nemec
Noble Tucker
Marshall Bell
Frank the Press Agent
Don Novello
Stan, Promo Filmmaker
Peter Donat
Kerner, Prosecuter
Dean Goodman
Bennington, Drew Pearson's Voice
Patti Austin
Millie, Tucker's Maid
George Lucas
Executive Producer
Fred Roos
Producer
Carmine Coppola
Original Music
Harry DeCosta
Original Music
Edward Farley
Original Music
Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer
Dean Tavoularis
Production Design
Alex Tavoularis
Art Direction
Armin Ganz
Set Decoration
H. Gordon Boos
First Assistant Director
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