Feb 04 2017

Video of the Week: Tucker: The Man and His Dream - Trailer (1988)

Francis Ford Coppola's 1988 film Tucker: The Man And His Dream  brought a greater awareness of Preston Tucker and the historic Tucker '48 automobiles. This two-minute trailer provides a good overview of the film including a quick look at actual Tuckers used by Coppola.


Howard Kroplick

Tucker: The Man and His Dream - Trailer (1988)

According to New York magazine, Tucker: The Man And His Dream is "as fast, sleek and streamlined as the car - the Tucker Torpedo, that Preston Tucker built in 1948." And filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas celebrate Preston Tucker as the ultimate believer in the American dream. In a dazzling portrayal by Jeff Bridges, 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.


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