Tucker - The Man And His Cars

Cast:
Jeff Bridges .... Preston Thomas Tucker
Joan Allen .... Vera Tucker(Fuqua)
Martin Landau .... Abe Karatz/Voice of Walter Winchell on radio
Frederic Forrest .... Eddie Dean
Mako (I) .... Jimmy Sakuyama
Elias Koteas .... Alex Tremulis
Christian Slater .... Junior Tucker
Nina Siemaszko .... Marilyn Lee Tucker
Anders Johnson .... Johnny Tucker
Corin Nemec .... Noble (as Corky Nemec)
Marshall Bell .... Frank the Press Agent
Jay O. Sanders .... Kirby, Tucker's Attorney
Peter Donat .... Kerner, Prosecuter
Dean Goodman (I) .... Bennington/Drew Pearson's Voice
John X. Heart .... Ferguson's Agent

Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a grandiose schemer with a new dream, to produce the best cars ever made. With the assistance of Abe Karatz and some impressive salesmanship on his own part, he obtains funding and begins to build his factory. The whole movie also has many parallels with director Coppola's own efforts to build a new movie studio of his own.

 

Underrated film about dreams and desire in the mind of Preston Tucker as he looked to create the car of the future. He faced hardship and defeat at the hands of politicians and other automakers. (Namely the Big Three) Bridges delivers Tucker with great heart and devotion while Landau (Oscar nominee) stands out as Tucker's friend and partner. Dean Stockwell makes a small cameo as Howard Hughes.