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Blu-ray Hudsucker Proxy (Blu-ray)

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THE HUDSUCKER PROXY opens with a spectacular shot of snow falling over a beautiful city; the camera pans in slowly over the rooftops until it comes upon the Hudsucker Industries building, with a huge clock about to ring in the New Year--and a man about to jump to his death. The rest of this hilarious Coen brothers film tells in flashback the fascinating tale of Norville Barnes and what brought him to that ledge.

Tim Robbins stars as Barnes, a hick from Muncie, Indiana, intent on becoming a New York City executive. His timing is magical as he enters the doors of Hudsucker Industries just as the Hudsucker board determines it needs a patsy to run the company into the ground so it can buy up shares when the company goes public in a month. He hires Amy (the fast-talking Jennifer Jason Leigh) as his assistant--but unbeknownst to him, she is a reporter trying to expose him. THE HUDSUCKER PROXY is the Coen brothers' madcap romp through 1940s screwball comedy--albeit with a darker edge. The film is highlighted by sparkling art direction, fabulolus sets, snappy dialogue, and terrific supporting turns from Paul Newman, Charles Durning, and Bruce Campbell. Oh, and beware the Blue Letter....
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Pg
Movie Studio: Warner Bros. Digital Dist
Movie Genre: Comedy
Movie Type: Screwball Comedy, Workplace Comedy
Movie Theme: Rags To Riches, Success is the Best Revenge, Fighting the System, Underdogs, Boss from Hell, Office Politics
Run Time: 111 (minutes)
Software Format: Blu-ray
Language: English
Street Date: March 5, 2013
TCIN: 14583665
UPC: 883316605684
Item Number (DPCI): 246-09-6292
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