The Hudsucker Proxy Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2894

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 114

Theatrical Release Date: 03/11/1994

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Joel Coen

Actors: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney, Bruce Campbell

Plot: After the death of the president of highly successful Hudsucker industries, the board comes up with a plan to employ a moron as the next president, drive down the stock, buy up all the shares, then take it back over and make a healthy profit.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/09/2011

Not the most intricate or thematically deep Coen Brothers film, but one of their more memorably visual ones. Of course, there are the requisite screwball comedy moments and weird and wonderful characters. I have a soft spot for the film that others seem not to have.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/11/2007

Like so many Coen films, Hudsucker Proxy is unique and people will probably either love it or hate it. I find it refreshing in its mix of business, journalism and surrealism.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/20/2012

The self made head of a successful corporation commits suicide and its scheming board installs a naive young mail boy as a replacement to crash the stock price and buy it up at a bargain price. An appealing homage to screwball comedies of the 1940s, The Hudsucker Proxy is an early film from the Coen brothers and bears their hallmark combination of oddball characters and attractive imagery. Jennifer Jason Leigh bulldozes her way through her scenes impersonating Katherine Hepburn impersonating Lois Lane and Tim Robbins makes a likeable enough boob, but the real show stealer is Paul Newman's corporate shark who was clearly an influence on J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spiderman films and he electrifies the screen every time he appears. Unfortunately, plot is a little thin on the ground …

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