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.
When Preston Tucker is walking Sen. Ferguson to his car, Ferguson tells him, "Problems are opportunities in work clothes. That's a quote from my friend Henry J. Kaiser." Kaiser also took on the Big Three at the same time Tucker did when he teamed with Joseph Frazer to form the Kaiser-Frazer Motor Corp. in 1946. Kaiser's cars were equipped with some of the same safety features (pop-out windshields, shatterproof glass, padded dash) the Tucker had. The 1947-48 Kaiser-Frazer cars even used the same outside door handles as the Tucker.
[Closing title card]:
Although only fifty Tuckers were ever produced, forty six of them are still road worthy and in use today. Tucker's innovations of aerodynamic styling, padded dash, pop out windows, seat belts, fuel injection and disc brakes were slowly adopted by ...
In the last scene crew members are clearly visible reflected in the red car.
The opening credits play over footage done in the style of a Tucker promotional film. The 2018 Blu-ray Disc release of the film includes the actual promo film as a bonus feature, with optional Francis Ford Coppola commentary.
2018 Blu-ray Disc release features a newly-film introduction to the film by director Francis Ford Coppola.
$3,709,562 (USA) (14 August 1988)