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    Sep 13, 2013, 11:45 PM
    I'm after the name of a movie re: an american car manufacturer
    Hi there guys, I'm completely stumped as I have tried many sites and googled for answers and cannot get the answer any where. I'll try to describe the movie as best as I can. The movie is about an american car manufacturer that produced a vehicle that had defects, The movie was in color but it was about a manufacturer that produced this vehicle probably in the 60's or 70's and once the Head guys of the car company found out about the defect they put it to their "bean counters" accountants and had to make a decision whether to recall the car or not. If my memory servers me correct, the bean counters decided it would be cheaper for them to NOT recall the defective cars and take a chance on when people had accidents etc. that they would pay them out. Once again if my memory serves me rite, I think that the car company was found out and they were sued for millions and it sent them broke?? I realize my explanation is quite sketchy but if anyone can recall the movie from the information I've provided it would be fantastic... I can picture a car that would have been around the Hudson era...
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    Sep 14, 2013, 10:16 AM
    The Corvair comes to mind:
    1961 Corvair - The 50 Worst Cars of All Time - TIME
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    Sep 14, 2013, 10:19 AM
    The only movie that even comes close to what you're describing (as far as I know) is Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) - IMDb
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    Sep 14, 2013, 01:15 PM
    Have you tried IMDB plot search? If I enter bean counter, I get the following: IMDb: Most Popular Titles With Plot Matching "bean counter"
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    Sep 16, 2013, 04:41 PM
    Sounds like a mixture of Tucker and Class Action with Gene Hackman.
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    Sep 28, 2013, 02:28 AM
    Tucker? With jeff bridges?
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    Sep 29, 2013, 01:52 PM
    Are you sure you're not thinking of "Flash of Genius" (2008) with Greg Kinnear:

    Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win. The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern existence. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants who embraced Bob's creation unceremoniously shunned the man who invented it. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work-or for that matter, anyone's work-be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to bring Goliath to his knees.
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    Sep 29, 2013, 02:08 PM
    I doubt it would be Tucker because that was about the guy that invented the ideal car
    Probably the corvair, they ha a lot of problems
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    Apr 5, 2014, 08:28 AM
    Are you thinking of "Class Action", with Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio?

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