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The Hudsucker Proxy 1994

  • Joel Coen
  • March 11, 1994
  • 111 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
They took him for a fall guy... but he threw them for a hoop.
When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries.


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Got boring fast. No good characters just a few one dimensional stereotypes. The comedy was very poor. Then I found out it was Coen movie and it all made sense. I only watched it because I like Tim Robbins but in this he's got nothing to watched or watched or with. Newman looked like he didn't care.

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As will all Coen brothers films, this one calls me to see it again, as I always seem to discover new elements when watching their works for the second, third, fourth times, and beyond. A very worthwhile film – enjoy!

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One of Coens best work. Very entertaining and smart with magnificent dark humour

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