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Writers:
Arnold Schulman (writer)
David Seidler (writer)
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Release Date:
12 August 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When they tried to buy him, he refused. When they tried to bully him, he resisted. When they tried to break him, he became an American legend. The true story of Preston Tucker.
Plot:
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This movie has style See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Bridges ... Preston Tucker

Joan Allen ... Vera Tucker

Martin Landau ... Abe / Voice of Walter Winchell

Frederic Forrest ... Eddie

Mako ... Jimmy

Elias Koteas ... Alex Tremulis

Christian Slater ... Junior

Nina Siemaszko ... Marilyn Lee
Anders Johnson ... Johnny

Corin Nemec ... Noble Tucker (as Corky Nemec)
Marshall Bell ... Frank

Jay O. Sanders ... Kirby
Peter Donat ... Otto Kerner
Dean Goodman ... Bennington / Drew Pearson's Voice
John X. Heart ... Ferguson's Agent

Don Novello ... Stan
Patti Austin ... Millie
Sandy Bull ... Stan's Assistant
Joe Miksak ... Judge Igoe (as Joseph Miksak)
Scott Beach ... Floyd Cerf
Roland Scrivner ... Oscar Beasley

Dean Stockwell ... Howard Hughes
Bob Safford ... Narrator (voice)
Lawrence Menkin ... Doc (as Larry Menkin)
Ron Close ... Fritz

Joe Flood ... Dutch
Leonard Gardner ... Gas Station Owner
Bill Bonham ... Garage Owner
Abigail Van Alyn ... Ferguson's Secretary #1
Taylor Gilbert ... Ferguson's Secretary #2

David Booth ... Man in Hall
Jessie Nelson ... Woman on Steps
Al Hart ... Newscaster (voice)
Cab Covay ... Security Guard
James Cranna ... Man in Audience
Bill Reddick ... Board Member
Ed Loerke ... Mayor
Jay Jacobus ... Head Engineer
Anne Lawder ... Bennington's Secretary
Jeanette Lana Sartain ... Singing Girl
Mary Buffett ... Singing Girl
Annie Stocking ... Singing Girl

Michael McShane ... Recording Engineer
Hope Alexander-Willis ... Tucker's Secretary #1
Taylor Young ... Tucker's Secretary #2
Jim Giovanni ... Police Sergeant
Joe Lerer ... Reporter at Trial
Morgan Upton ... Ingram
Ken Grantham ... SEC Agent
Mark Anger ... Blue
Al Nalbandian ... Jury Foreman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Beacock ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Lloyd Bridges ... Sen. Homer Ferguson (uncredited)
David Kester ... Chicago Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Joe Murkijanian ... Mechanic (uncredited)

Neil O'Neill ... Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Scappaticci ... Car Buyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnold Schulman  writer
David Seidler  writer

Produced by
Teri Fettis-D'Ovidio .... associate producer (as Teri Fettis)
Fred Fuchs .... producer
George Lucas .... executive producer
Fred Roos .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Jackson 
 
Cinematography by
Vittorio Storaro 
 
Film Editing by
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
 
Art Direction by
Alex Tavoularis 
 
Set Decoration by
Armin Ganz 
 
Costume Design by
Milena Canonero 
 
Makeup Department
Terry Baliel .... assistant hair stylist (as Terrell Baliel)
Karen Bradley .... assistant makeup artist
Richard Dean .... makeup artist
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ian Bryce .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H. Gordon Boos .... first assistant director
Buddy Joe Hooker .... second unit director
L. Dean Jones Jr. .... second assistant director
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director (as Daniel Suhart)
 
Art Department
Roger Dietz .... paint foreman
Robert C. Goldstein .... set designer (as Bob Goldstein)
Douglas E. Madison .... property master (as Douglas Madison)
Douglas T. Madison .... assistant property master (as Douglas Madison Jr.)
Jim Pohl .... set designer
John J. Rutchland Jr. .... construction coordinator (as John Rutchland)
Doug von Koss .... lead man
Holly Walker .... assistant props
Kristin Argue .... drapery (uncredited)
John Lister .... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael Meier .... carpenter (uncredited)
Paul Swendsen .... muralist (uncredited)
Thom Taylor .... conceptual art (uncredited)
Kevin Thompson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Doug E. Williams .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Richard Beggs .... supervising re-recording mixer
Tom Bellfort .... adr editor
Gloria S. Borders .... supervising sound editor
Nicole Boris .... assistant sound editor
Melissa Dietz .... dialogue editor
Michael Evje .... production sound mixer
D.G. Fisher .... boom operator
Clare C. Freeman .... assistant sound editor (as Clare Freeman)
Tim Holland .... sound effects editor
Mildred Iatrou .... assistant sound designer (as Milly Iatrou)
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Diana Pellegrini .... foley editor
Michele Perrone .... assistant sound editor
Martha Pike .... assistant sound editor
E. Jeane Putnam .... assistant sound editor (as Jeane Putnam)
George Reinhardt .... cable person
Louise Rubacky .... adr editor
Paige Sartorius .... assistant sound editor
Robert Shoup .... sound effects editor
Randy Thom .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Dennis Leonard .... post-production sound engineer (uncredited)
Patrick Moriarty .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Greg Smith .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Pier .... special effects supervisor
John Palmer .... special effects project supervisor: WonderWorks (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Robert Finley Jr. .... effects man (as Bob Finley Jr.)
Steve Gawley .... visual effects modelmaker (uncredited)
Tony Hudson .... modeler: ILM (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Loyd Catlett .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Anderson .... camera operator
Billy Clevenger .... first assistant camera
Dick Dova .... key grip (as Richard Dova Spah)
Bob Finley III .... best boy
Pat Fitzsimmons .... gaffer
David Heron .... dolly grip
Doug Hunt .... second assistant camera
Leo Loverro .... dolly grip
Alfredo Marchetti .... crane grip
Deborah Morgan .... second assistant camera
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Dennis Pope .... second grip
Michael Santy .... first assistant camera
Dave Childers .... grip (uncredited)
Bobby Powell .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Aleta Chappelle .... location casting
Davia Nelson .... location casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Winnie D. Brown .... costume supervisor (as Winnie Brown)
Louis Infante .... key costumer (as Louis Infante III)
Colleen Kelsall .... assistant to costume designer (as Coleen Kelsall)
Judianna Makovsky .... assistant costume designer
Jill Maley .... key costumer
Anne Polland .... key costumer (as Annie Polland)
Dale Wibben .... cutter/fitter (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Roderick W. Finney .... second assistant film editor (as Roderick W. Finney)
Louise Rubacky .... first assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Mark Adler .... music editor
Carmine Coppola .... composer: additional music
Joe Jackson .... music arranger
Jeffery Stephens .... assistant music editor
Jeff Kliment .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Collins .... transportation coordinator
Tom Renshaw .... picture car coordinator
Damon Viola .... military vehicle supplier (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Elizabeth Ann Bundschu .... assistant to producer
Fabio Cafolla .... console operator
Filippo Cafolla .... consultant
Tony Dingman .... defensive coordinator
Philip S. Egan .... consultant
Rory Enke .... location manager
Susan Landau Finch .... unit publicist (as Susan Landau)
Tom Fox .... electronic cinema staff
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Susan Griffin .... assistant location manager
K.C. Hodenfield .... production assistant
Linda Knechtli .... assistant accountant
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio .... production secretary (as Kimberly K. Nelson)
Ted Macklin .... electronic cinema staff
Robert J. Mooney .... production assistant
Joe Murphy .... production accountant
Maureen Murphy .... production coordinator
Anahid Nazarian .... researcher
Kristen Ross .... production assistant
Jonathan Shedd .... assistant location manager
Paula Tracy Smuin .... choreographer
Tom Sparks .... technical advisor
Sara Ström .... assistant: Mr. Coppola
Cynthia Tucker-Fordon .... publicity assistant
Enrico Umetelli .... consultant
Jack Gallagher .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Gary Gutierrez .... title designer (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
110 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #29156) | West Germany:6
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The former Dodge plant in Chicago was as big as stated (now Ford City Shopping Center).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the nighttime scene between Tucker and Abe outside the Tucker plant, the red lit Tucker sign is on, then off, then on again before it is finally switched off along with all the other exterior lights.See more »
Quotes:
Preston Tucker:Isn't that the idea? To build a better mouse trap?
Abe:Not if you're a mouse!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Under the Hood: Making 'Tucker' (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tiger RagSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
This movie has style, 28 December 1998
Author: Ryan from Houston, Texas

Every decade has a style. The 1940's after the war had a very slick style. This movie has plenty of this slick style. The music is some of the best swing and the camera work and some of the way shots are framed is excellent. You can't look past the acting either. Everybody plays their part to the fullest and there is a wonderful cameo by the late Lloyd Bridges as a dirty politician. If you like cars, rent this movie. If you like the 40's, rent this movie. If you like good movies, rent this movie. This is one of the most underrated movies in the last 15 years.

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