A long-delayed dream project for director Francis Ford Coppola, TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM was one of the most visually sumptuous American films of the 1980s. In a style that hearkens back to the boundless optimism of 1940s American advertising art, the film tells the story of Preston
Tucker--part inventor, part con man--who in the late 1940s attempted to produce his own car, which he dubbed the Tucker Torpedo, "The Car of Tomorrow--Today!" Tucker (Jeff Bridges) has worked his way up in the auto industry and starts up a company to build his dream car. Meanwhile, the big three
auto manufacturers in Detroit get wind of Tucker's scheme and set out to squash the tin...