Tucker: The Man and His Dream

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.

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)


Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three automobile manufacturers. They took away his car - but nobody could take away his dream.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Arnold Schulman, David Seidler.

Release Date: 1988-08-12
Status: Released
Run time: 110 min / 1:50
Production Companies : Lucasfilm, Paramount, American Zoetrope
Production Country: United States of America



Jeff Bridges
Preston Tucker
Joan Allen
Martin Landau
Frederic Forrest
Christian Slater
Nina Siemaszko
Marilyn Lee
Elias Koteas
Alex Tremulis
Don Novello
Dean Stockwell
Howard Hughes
Lloyd Bridges
Senator Homer Ferguson
Corin Nemec
Noble Tucker
Marshall Bell
Jay O. Sanders
Peter Donat
Otto Kerner
Patti Austin
Scott Beach
Floyd Cerf
Sofia Coppola
Girl at Mellon Publicity Event


Directing Francis Ford Coppola Director
Writing Arnold Schulman Screenplay
Writing David Seidler Screenplay
Production Fred Fuchs Producer
Production Fred Roos Producer
Camera Vittorio Storaro Director of Photography
Editing Priscilla Nedd-Friendly Editor
Directing Wilma Garscadden-Gahret Script Supervisor
Production Janet Hirshenson Casting
Production Jane Jenkins Casting
Art Dean Tavoularis Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Milena Canonero Costume Design
Art Alex Tavoularis Art Direction
Art Armin Ganz Set Decoration
Camera Ralph Nelson Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Judianna Makovsky Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Winnie D. Brown Costume Supervisor
Lighting Pat Fitzsimmons Gaffer
Sound Gloria S. Borders Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Joe Jackson Original Music Composer
Sound Mark Adler Music Editor
Editing Melissa Dietz Dialogue Editor
Sound Michael Evje Production Sound Mixer
Sound Richard Beggs Sound Designer
Sound Robert Shoup Sound Effects Editor
Sound Tim Holland Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Lyndell Quiyou Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Richard Dean Makeup Artist
Production Teri Fettis-D'Ovidio Associate Producer
Production George Lucas Executive Producer
Production Ian Bryce Unit Production Manager
Sound D.G. Fisher Boom Operator
Visual Effects David Pier Special Effects Supervisor
Crew Buddy Joe Hooker Stunt Coordinator
Editing Louise Rubacky First Assistant Editor

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