The Hudsucker Proxy
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Release Date: Fri 11 Nov 1994
An ambitious but naive young man rapidly moves up the corporate ladder from the mailroom to the executive suite, unaware that he is part of the board of directors nefarious scheme. Paul Newman, Tim Robbins and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coens darkly comic look at big business. When the founder of Hudsucker Industries leaps to his death from the 44th floor boardroom window, the board of directors panic. But there is a plan: install a complete imbecile as president of the company and devalue the stock so the board can acquire a controlling interest for themselves. Enter Norville Barnes. Fresh off the bus from Muncie, Indiana, as a graduate of the 1958 class of the Muncie College of Business Administration, Norville is ready to start at the bottom and work his way up to the top of the corporate world ... he just never imagined it would happen so quickly.