Tucker: the man and his dream

United States, 1988

Film
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This critically acclaimed but little seen film from Francis Coppola tells the story of Preston Tucker, who opened the door to the future in the 1940’s by building a revolutionary car that was called “The Car of tomorrow, today”. Jeff Bridges stars as family man Preston Tucker, who overcame extraordinary obstacles placed in his path by competitors and politicians, to realise his life’s dream, only to have it snatched away again. The film also features Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest, Dean Stockwell and a young Christian Slater. Original music by Carmine Coppola.

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Credits

director

Francis Ford Coppola

co-producer

Fred Fuchs

Fred Roos

production company

Lucasfilm, Ltd.

Paramount Pictures

Duration

01:46:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304283

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q1421355

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