Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Blu-ray) PG

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.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: August 28, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Note: Audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
    • Francis Ford Coppola introduction
    • Deleted scene (with optional commentary by Francis Ford Coppola)
    • Under the Hood: making Tucker
    • "Tucker: The Man and the Car" 1948 promo film (with optional commentary by Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Executive Production by

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 08/12/1988
"...TUCKER is the best thing [Coppola] has done in years....Bridges is just the right actor for the title role..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/12/1988
"...A dazzling show....Stylistically, the film is a dream..."
USA Today - 11/03/2000
"...Vittorio Storaro's cinematography makes every shot look like a Rolls-Royce showroom..."

Product Description:

Francis Ford Coppola directed this truly American story based on the real-life struggles of one man and his fight against big government and large corporations. In 1945 Michigan, Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges) created a car for the future equipped with fuel injection, a center headlight, seat belts, a rear engine, disc brakes, shatterproof glass, and a pop-out windshield. With the support of his wife (Joan Allen), his son (Christian Slater), and his business manager (Martin Landau in an Academy Award-nominated performance), Tucker produced fifty of his dream cars. However, Detroit's Big Three, with the help of a Washington senator (played by Jeff Bridges's father, Lloyd, in an uncredited role), set up significant roadblocks. Tucker is investigated for fraud and his plant is closed. Coppola had been planning to make a film based on the life of Preston Tucker since 1974. His own struggle to retain independence from the Hollywood studios mirrors the auto maverick's story. Of the 50 cars Tucker made, 46 are still roadworthy (Coppola and Executive Producer George Lucas each own one). Pop musician Joe Jackson composed the music for the film.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: August 12, 1988.
  • The film is dedicated to Coppola's son Gio, who died two years earlier.
  • Coppola's father was an original investor in Tucker stock--he lost every penny.
  • "If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd be arrested for flying a kite without a license."--Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges)

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  • UPC: 031398292845
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