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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Since this film is about the immediate eventual fall of an automobile developer who never recovered, this also led to the film to become a BoxOfficeBomb amongst filmgoers. Downplayed, due to the upbeat tone of the film and Creator/JeffBridges' plucky and light-hearted performance.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Since this film is about the immediate eventual fall of an automobile developer who never recovered, this also led to the film to become a BoxOfficeBomb amongst filmgoers. Downplayed, Subverted, due to the upbeat and hopeful tone of the film and Creator/JeffBridges' plucky and light-hearted performance.


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Since this film is about the immediate eventual fall of an automobile developer who never recovered, this also led to the film to become a BoxOfficeBomb amongst filmgoers. Downplayed, due to the upbeat tone of the film.
* IronWoobie: Preston Tucker, a happy soul and a gifted innovator who only wanted to make safe automobiles, yet he is screwed over by his own company board and the Big Three led by Senator Ferguson, was charged with stock fraud and eventually went broke and died in obscurity from lung cancer. Nonetheless, he braves on with an optimistic smile on his face.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Since this film is about the immediate eventual fall of an automobile developer who never recovered, this also led to the film to become a BoxOfficeBomb amongst filmgoers. Downplayed, due to the upbeat tone of the film.
film and Creator/JeffBridges' plucky and light-hearted performance.
* IronWoobie: Preston Tucker, a happy soul and a gifted innovator who only wanted to make safe automobiles, yet he is screwed over by his own company board and the Big Three led by Senator Ferguson, was charged with stock fraud and eventually went broke and died in obscurity from lung cancer. Nonetheless, he braves on with an optimistic smile on his face.face with hope how his beliefs would live on with future auto developers to follow them.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Since this film is about the immediate eventual fall of an automobile developer who never recovered, this also led to the film to become a BoxOfficeBomb amongst filmgoers. Downplayed, due to the upbeat tone of the film.
* IronWoobie: Preston Tucker, a happy soul and a gifted innovator who only wanted to make safe automobiles, yet he is screwed over by his own company board and the Big Three led by Senator Ferguson, was charged with stock fraud and eventually went broke and died in obscurity from lung cancer. Nonetheless, he braves on with an optimistic smile on his face.

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* ToughActToFollow: Like most of Creator/FrancisFordCoppola's non-''Film/TheGodfather'' movies, the film suffers from this.


* ValuesResonance: Consider that American auto industry are lagging behind ones made by Japan and Germany, this movie's support for innovation over aesthetics and ForTheMoney nature of monopolistic industries to prevent progressive competition still maintained its tone.

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* ValuesResonance: SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped[=/=]ValuesResonance: Consider that American auto industry industries are lagging behind ones made by Japan and Germany, Germany since 1980s, this movie's support for innovation over aesthetics and ForTheMoney nature of monopolistic industries to prevent progressive competition still maintained its tone.


* ValuesResonance: Consider the downfall of American auto industry and lagging behind ones made by Japan and Germany, this movie's support for innovation over aesthetics and ForTheMoney nature of monopolistic industries to prevent progressive competition still maintained its tone.

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* ValuesResonance: Consider the downfall of that American auto industry and are lagging behind ones made by Japan and Germany, this movie's support for innovation over aesthetics and ForTheMoney nature of monopolistic industries to prevent progressive competition still maintained its tone.

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* ValuesResonance: Consider the downfall of American auto industry and lagging behind ones made by Japan and Germany, this movie's support for innovation over aesthetics and ForTheMoney nature of monopolistic industries to prevent progressive competition still maintained its tone.

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* CriticalDissonance: The film received very positive reviews from critics, but bombed in theatres.
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