Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Unimpressed with the cars being built following World War II, Preston Tucker dreams of building a more stylish car. But even with the help of his business-savvy wife and mechanic son, Tucker faces roadblocks -- mainly from the auto industry itself.
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- Francis Ford Coppola
- This movie is
- 1989 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
- 1989 Academy Award®
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: Martin Landau
- Best Costume Design nominee
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
color; region1; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing, audio commentary; "Tucker: The Man and The Car" 1948 promotional film with Francis Ford Coppola commentary; featurette, interactive menus, scene Access
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while this movie is set in the 1940s and 1950s, there's considerable drinking, smoking, and swearing. There's also some kissing. Expect discrimination typical of the era: Abe calls Preston's partner a "Jap," and Preston says Jimmy's family is all in a relocation camp. Characters also use the phrase "New Yorker" to mean "Jewish" when speaking of Abe. And Bennington calls Vera "the little woman" in a belittling way. Also, some images of people killed in car accidents and bloodied may be too much for younger or more sensitive viewers.
- Sexual Content
- Preston and Vera kiss and later make out on a bed (clothes on).
- A car rolls with someone in it (no injuries). Preston shows photos of people killed in car accidents. A woman faints. A fire starts under a car.
- Some swearing, most notably several uses of the words "damn" and "hell." Also used: "goddammit," "bastards," "son of a bitch," "prick," and "ass."
- Social Behavior
- Someone calls a Japanese man a "Jap" and the way characters use the phrase "New Yorker," it's clear it's a stand-in for "Jew." Characters demean women, calling Vera "the little woman." Reference to Abe having served a prison sentence.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Most characters smoke constantly, including Tucker and Vera. Men smoke cigars. Characters drink martinis and champagne. Tucker and other men drink liquor from a bottle.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it