Hudsucker Proxy

Hudsucker Proxy

Director: Joel Coen Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman


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Joel Coen and Ethan Coen concocted this stylish screwball comedic amalgam of Frank Capra and Howard Hawks. Tim Robbins stars as Norville Barnes, a dull-wit from Muncie, Indiana who wrangles a job with the big Hudsucker Industries. He has a singular idea for a new children's toy that he wants to present to corporate executive Sidney J. Mussberger (Paul Newman). As he makes his way up to Mussberger's office, the company president Waring Hudsucker (Charles Durning) is on his way down -- through the window of the forty-fourth floor boardroom! Hudsucker's death sets off a panic that Mussberger sees as an opportunity for taking over the company -- by installing a total incompetent in Hudsucker's place and devaluing the stock. When Barnes stumbles into Mussberger's office, Mussberger sees his pigeon and appoints Barnes as the new company president. The only problem is that the new product Barnes proposes for the company, the Hula Hoop, turns out to be a tremendous success, and Mussberger has difficulty manipulating his new corporate president.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2001
UPC: 0085391316633
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Robbins Norville Barnes
Jennifer Jason Leigh Amy Archer
Paul Newman Sidney J. Mussburger
Charles Durning Waring Hudsucker
John Mahoney Chief
Jim True Buzz
Bruce Campbell Smitty
Joe Grifasi Lou
John Seitz Benny
Steve Buscemi Beatnik Barman
Peter Gallagher Vic Tenetta
Donna Isaacson Actor
John Lyons Actor
Bill Cobbs Moses
Harry Bugin Aloysius
Roy Brocksmith Board Member
I.M. Hobson Board Member
John Scanlan Board Member
Jerome Dempsey Board Member
John Wylie Board Member
Gary Allen Board Member
Richard Woods Board Member
David Byrd Dr. Hugo Bronfenbrenner
Pat Cranshaw Ancient Sorter
Robert Weil Mail Room Boss
Mary Lou Rosato Mussburger's Secretary
Ernest Sarracino Luigi the Tailor
Noble Willingham Zebulon Cardoza
Thom Noble Thorstenson Finlandson
William Duff-Griffin Newsreel Scientist
Anna Nicole Smith Za Za
Sam Raimi Creative Bullpen
John Cameron Creative Bullpen
Jon Polito Mr. Bumstead
Richard Whiting Ancient Puzzler
Mario Todisco Norville's Goon
Dick Sasso Drunk in Alley
Richard Schiff Mailroom Screamer
Lou Criscuolo Mailroom Screamer
Mike Starr Newsroom Reporter
Tom Toner Newsroom Reporter
David Fawcett Newsroom Reporter
Peter Siragusa Newsroom Reporter
David Gould Newsroom Reporter
Nelson George Newsroom Reporter
James Deuter New Year's Mob
Cynthia Baker New Year's Mob
Christopher Darga Mail Room Orienter
Philip Loch Mailroom Screamer
Ed Lillard Newsroom Reporter

Technical Credits
Joel Coen Director,Screenwriter
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Jean A. Black Makeup
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Ethan Coen Producer,Screenwriter
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Dennis Gassner Production Designer
Richard Hornung Costumes/Costume Designer
Donna Isaacson Casting
Alma Kuttruff Production Designer
John Lyons Casting
Leslie McDonald Art Director
Thom Noble Editor
Graham Place Co-producer
Sam Raimi Screenwriter

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The Hudsucker Proxy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great movie! It has all the charm of a classic, with some very modern touches. Tim Robbins is perfect in his role as someone who just 'fallen off the turnip truck' and into the presidency of a company in turmoil, that craves even more turmoil as far as its executives (and their stock interests) are concerned. It also has an amazing performance from Jennifer Jason Leigh as very Catherine Hepburn-esque journalist. Her dialogue is crackling with those drawn out vowel sounds that never seem to be taken into the context of a modern movie. Overall, this is a must see. Very imaginitive, very funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is one of the funniest movies i have ever seen. it might not be the first time you watch it, but you always pick up something new every time you watch it. it's great.
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