The Film Tucker: The Man And His Dream

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Towards the beginning of the twentieth century, commercial culture, individualism, and entrepreneurship were highly valued, especially by those in pursuit of the American Dream. However, many barriers have been set in place in order to prevent an “Average Joe” from prospering beyond his or her social class. In the film, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, directed by Ford Coppola, Preston Tucker dreams of an affordable, safe vehicle, which he believes could potentially revolutionize the American automobile industry. However, Tucker Motor Company is brought to a halt when he is challenged by the Big Three automakers, the press, and the government. As these forces attempt to obstruct the start up of his company, Tucker only becomes more determined to insure that the his car will become a success.
Tucker is a very outspoken, lovable character and he demands the attention of those around him. His character both help and limit his success as an automobile producer. In the film, there are three major corporations that hold a monopoly in the automobile industry, and as vehicles grow in popularity, so does their profit; therefore, to have a new player in the game made them upset to say the least.
This leads to many problems for Tucker as he tries to produce his dream car. The first of which being his budget, he needed a minimum of $15 million to produce
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People need many resources, such as an abundance in money and time in order to ensure the success of their businesses. Although Tucker failed to mass produce his car, he did have a supportive family and team behind him to help him surpass a series of legal issues. However, this film is not meant to discourage entrepreneurs, but rather do the complete opposite because it proves that without dreams, such as Tucker’s, the nation's economy would stagnate, much like it as

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