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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy | 11 March 1994 (USA)
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A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

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When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries. Written by Reid Gagle

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At Hudsucker industries there's a fast way to the top...and an even faster way down! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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11 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gran salto  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,869,369 (USA)
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Trivia

The line "if a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump it's ass a-hoppin'", and the name Hudsucker itself, come from the Coens' own Raising Arizona (1987). See more »

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Interior shots of the clock from Norville's office show the second hand going clockwise. Since it should be a mirror image, the hand should be going counter clockwise. See more »

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[first lines]
Moses the Clock Man: That's right. New York. Nineteen fifty eight.
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Crazy Credits

The foregoing was a fictional account of the development of the HULA HOOP® and the characters bear no resemblance to any real person or business concern. The HULA HOOP® was actually developed by the founders of the toy company WHAM-O®, a true American success story. WHAM-O® was subsequently responsible for the development of the FRISBEE® and numerous other toy products. See more »

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References The Informer (1935) See more »

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In A Sentimental Mood
By Duke Ellington
Used by permission of Mills Music, Inc. and Famous Music Corporation
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In my opinion, this is a very underrated movie.
22 August 1998 | by (Highland, CA) – See all my reviews

I cannot understand why this movie has not earned the respect it deserves. Norville Barnes represents high hopes and bright ideas, and when he starts out his intentions are pure. But when money makes him lose his focus, only love can put him back on the right track. Tim Robbins and Jennifer Jason Leigh are masterful in this movie, which is one of my personal favorites.


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