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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Tim Robbins , Paul Newman , Ethan Coen , Joel Coen  |  PG |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning, John Mahoney
  • Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Sam Raimi
  • Producers: Ethan Coen, Eric Fellner, Graham Place
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, HiFi Sound, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000ING2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,461 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Hudsucker Proxy" on IMDb

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A clerk (Robbins) is promoted to company president as part of a stock manipulation scheme, but the clerk has an idea that will ruin everything if he gets the chance.
Genre: Feature Film-Comedy
Rating: PG
Release Date: 7-JUN-2005
Media Type: DVD

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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars trust me folks, it's a good one! July 14, 2001
Format:DVD
Two things killed this movie at the box office when it was first released: first, its title. Americans didn't seem to know what a "proxy" was, much less a hudsucking one. The second was its time of release. The movie came out in May as an early summer release but was actually a movie that would have been better received at Christmas. "Jaws" is a prototypical summer film. "It's A Wonderful Life," by comparison, would hardly be a summer blockbuster but sets the perfect tone for the holiday season. Come back in twenty years and you will find that "The Hudsucker Proxy" IS the Frank Capra classic for a new generation. It is Capra meets "Metropolis" blended with the smart humor of the Coens. The casting is near perfect. Tim Robbins is the naive and goofy savant. Paul Newman is as wonderful a villain as you will find as the evil Sidney Mussberger. Only Jennifer Jason Leigh takes a bit of getting used to as the tough talking reporter but she will move you by movie's end. I've had to beg, plead, wheedle and cajole my friends through the years to watch this movie and not let themselves be turned off by its title. Thus far it's left no one disappointed.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, not-so-great DVD February 18, 2000
Format:DVD
The Hudsucker Proxy is one of my favorite movies of all time. I won't go over what's so great about it because you can get all that just as well by reading the other reviews on this page.
I do want to address the quality of the DVD, however. While the DVD does offer both standard and widescreen mode (anamorphic, no less), it decidedly comes across as a sub-par job. The transfer is terrible, dark and grainy in places and completely washed-out in others (the dancing scene made me wonder if something was wrong with my player). The sound is in Dolby stereo rather than the 5.1 channel surround just about everything post-1990 is available in. Not to mention the complete lack of extras: no actor bios, commentary (which I would have really liked to have seen) -- not even a theatrical trailer. For a movie of this quality, I would have expected a lot more.
I love this movie, so I got it anyway and am happy with it (after all, it won't deteriorate like VHS). But don't expect a Matrix quality disk or anything.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Premise and Acting; DVD flawed August 23, 1999
By ADM
Format:DVD
The movie's middle third is unbelievably funny, and Jennifer Jason Leigh is perfect. Buscemi shows up briefly during a scene at the Beatnik bar. The DVD isn't of great quality, though. The first hint comes from the fact that "Ethan" (as in "Coen") is spelled "Ethen" in the jewel case's blurb. As soon as you begin watching, you'll notice the graininess in the opening shots, and some jaggies during a pan from Tim Robbins on the ledge. The DVD is ok from then on, until you get to the dancing sequence with the white background. So, the disc is a hack job (maybe that explains the low price, too), but the movie is so well done you can overlook it for all but about 10 seconds.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You know . . . for movie lovers! March 5, 2002
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Massively undervalued thematic sequel to *Barton Fink*. I say that because *The Hudsucker Proxy* (a bad title that guaranteed box-office oblivion, btw) treads a lot of the same water as the earlier film: hucksterism, commericalism, the notion that one person can singlehandedly come up with One Great Idea -- in short, the American Dream. This time, it's the world of business instead of Hollywood, but the corporate fatcats at Hudsucker Industries are relevant enough "proxies" for movie-studio fatcats; i.e., the point is well-taken. Indeed, the movie is -- as most Coen Brothers movies are -- about movies themselves, and you're not giving the Coens enough credit if you think *The Hudsucker Proxy* is merely a send-up of some Frank Capra movie. It's a send-up of the entire film industry, which is pretty cheeky, considering that this was their first "big-budget, major-studio" production. If you must have it: the plot concerns a doe-eyed graduate of Muncie Business College who winds up in the basement mailroom at Hudsucker Industries in New Yawk City. The President of the company has just taken a swan-dive from the 45th floor (not counting the mezzanine). Meanwhile, the fatcats on the Board of Directors, of which Paul Newman is the cattiest, come up with the brilliant idea of promoting a moron to the President's chair in order to devalue Hudsucker stock -- that way, they can buy up the remaining shares of the company, after which the moron can be comfortably dispensed with. But Tim Robbins, the putative moron, has one killer idea up his sleeve that throws a monkeywrench in the gears. But don't take all this too seriously. The fun's in the details . . . and, let's face it, you probably have to be in on the joke to really appreciate what the Coens are doing here. Meaning? Read more ›
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
If Fargo could bag an Oscar, The Hudsucker Proxy should be Required Viewing. To put it simply, this is sheer genius on tape, there really is so little not to like about this film.
The Coens attempted to revive the screwball comedy genre, and boy did they do it. Tim Robbins enjoys himself immensely as the gormless mailroom boy promoted to company President in the space of one day as a patsy to allow boardroom creeps to gain control of the Hudsucker company. Jennifer Leigh's amalgam of Katharine Hepburn/Rosalind Russell/Jean Arthur (from the 1930s) is priceless. I personally felt Paul Newman was a bit wasted in his role, but that's just me.
However, these performances would be for nothing if it wasn't for the marvellous script- witness the boardroom scenes in which the directors discuss how many floors it was that Mr Hudsucker fell ("not including the mezzanine") or the scene in which they interrogate Norville about his new invention. The script is also responsible for the fantastic line "Y'know, for kids!" which means nothing if you haven't seen the movie but now always makes me laugh whenever I think of it.
Film making at its finest. Rent it, steal it, embezzle it -- but watch this gem!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart and witty
Great, classic film. Wonderful music. Great fun to see Jennifer Jason Leigh channeling Rosalind Russell and Katherine Hepburn. And Paul Newman! Hurrah!
Published 23 days ago by Elizabeth A. Austin
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I could not get it to play. I need a replacement.
Published 26 days ago by Joshua W. Leonard
5.0 out of 5 stars Coen brothers do not disappoint. Thoroughly entertaining
Quirky, innovative, unique. Coen brothers do not disappoint. Thoroughly entertaining. Amusing in the best use of wit!
Published 26 days ago by Kay McCormick
5.0 out of 5 stars Very worth the watch
One of the funniest, most intelligent movies I've ever seen. The Cohen Brother's best.
Published 27 days ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
watch it
Published 1 month ago by Slacker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great!
Published 1 month ago by Willam L. Ewbank
5.0 out of 5 stars CEO's hate this
Fast and funny take on business in the 1950's and today. Rags to riches for a lovable loser.
Published 2 months ago by William Chipman
5.0 out of 5 stars Making of Featurette?
The movie is great! Can anyone tell me if the Blu-Ray has the Making of Featurette? I saw the featurette on TV many years ago, and I remember two things from it: first, the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tim Frisk
5.0 out of 5 stars Hudsucker Proxy
This is one of my all-time favorite movies. Funny and enjoyable throughout, with a great cast. Word, word, word, word.
Published 3 months ago by JDB
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie for my high school business class
I bought this movie for my grades 9-12 Principles of Business class. The class really enjoyed the movie and were able to apply most of the concepts they had been learning to the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Trixies Mom
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