PG | | Biography, Drama
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
The license plate of the prototype being shown in Chicago begins with the letters GIO. Gian-Carlo Coppola, the son of Francis Ford was nicknamed Gio and this film is dedicated to his memory.
Cars? You brought me here for cars?
Preston Tucker: Does that look like a car to you? THAT, is a gold mine I'm handing you on a silver platter.
Abe: Forget it; you got no chance.
Preston Tucker: Now how can you say that? You haven't even heard my ideas yet.
Abe: Ideas? Einstein's in the ...
When the car crashes on the test track, the rear bumper comes off. Moments later when the damaged car drives away, the rear bumper is fine.
Photographs of the real Preston Tucker appear during the closing credits.
2018 Blu-ray Disc release features a newly-film introduction to the film by director Francis Ford Coppola.
$3,709,562 14 August 1988
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