Tucker

With Tucker: The Man and His Dream, two of film’s greatest mavericks — director Francis Ford Coppola and executive producer George Lucas — tell the story of a rebel kinsman: Preston Tucker, a visionary who dared challenge the big three automakers with his dream of a better car.

This true story celebrates Tucker’s unbridled enthusiasm for innovation and his desire to create “The car of tomorrow, today.” But not everyone wants to see him succeed...

Released August 12, 1988

Technical advisor Tom Sparks secured 22 original Tuckers from across the US for use in the film. The key to his success: inviting the car owners to the set.

Four replica Tuckers were built to augment the originals used in the movie.

As with many Lucasfilm works, filming took place at many Bay Area locations, including a Petaluma race track that served as the site for the Tucker road test.

Tucker utilized some old-fashioned film tricks, including phone conversations that were shot live, split-screen.

Among the members of the Tucker Owners Club: director Francis Ford Coppola.

With Tucker: The Man and His Dream, two of film’s greatest mavericks — director Francis Ford Coppola and executive producer George Lucas — tell the story of a rebel kinsman: Preston Tucker, a visionary who dared challenge the big three automakers with his dream of a better car.

This true story celebrates Tucker’s unbridled enthusiasm for innovation and his desire to create “The car of tomorrow, today.” But not everyone wants to see him succeed...

Released August 12, 1988

Technical advisor Tom Sparks secured 22 original Tuckers from across the US for use in the film. The key to his success: inviting the car owners to the set.

Four replica Tuckers were built to augment the originals used in the movie.

As with many Lucasfilm works, filming took place at many Bay Area locations, including a Petaluma race track that served as the site for the Tucker road test.

Tucker utilized some old-fashioned film tricks, including phone conversations that were shot live, split-screen.

Among the members of the Tucker Owners Club: director Francis Ford Coppola.