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Tucker: The Man and His Dream

  • Release: August 12, 1988
  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola

The true story that became an American legend

For director Francis Ford Coppola and executive producer George Lucas, Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a story after their own heart. The true-to-life tale of Preston Tucker and his daring venture to take on the big three automakers and manufacture a better car for the American driver had a special kinship for two of cinema’s greatest mavericks.


This true story depicts entrepreneur Preston Tucker, an innovator unrivaled in his day who introduced new features to automobiles that were decades ahead of their time. But Tucker’s efforts go in opposition to the established giants of car manufacturing who are committed to thwarting his success.

We invented the free enterprise system, where anybody, no matter who he was, where he came from, what class he belonged to – if he came up with a better idea about anything, there’s no limit to how far he could go…

Preston Tucker