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Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

 -  Comedy  -  24 April 1981 (USA)
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The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them - the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Macklin
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J.M. Halstead
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Harry Meade
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Ray Binkowski
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Samuel Ellison
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Lenore Meade
Charlie Rich ...
Hooker
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Dick Ebersol
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Charlie Pickett
David Allan Coe ...
Mooney
Lacy J. Dalton ...
Mooney's Wife
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Beeber
Bruce M. Fischer ...
Jimmy
Virgil Frye ...
Cleach
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Loomis
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The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them - the one which happens to be the main company in his home town. At first his old buddies are reluctant to have him as new boss, but since he can't save all of them from the severe changes, the climate soon changes. Then he learns that he increased the profit so much, that the his bosses have decided to resell his brewery profitably to an incompetent Texas oil millionaire... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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24 April 1981 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$17,569,030 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the corporate conglomerate was "The Ellison Group". See more »

Quotes

Ray Binkowski: It's the battle of the luxury cars. Lincoln Continental and American know-how and skill against the German machine.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

How Good It Used to Be
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn & Michael Lloyd
Performed by David Allan Coe
©1981 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) & Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
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A lost gem of a movie.
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was surprised to see the low ratings from the few people that had written reviews of this movie. I remember Siskel and Ebert giving this film a glowing review when it came out. They were absolutely right, it was perfectly cast, and it captured a moment in time perfectly. The cast was stellar, especially Eddie Albert. I think since the title of the movie comes from a goofy song, people expect somekind of lighthearted romp. The movie is funny, but not in a cheap, obvious way. It's a very thoughtful film, sort of a dramady.

If you're looking for something to watch where you can just turn you brain off and laugh at fart jokes, leave this one on the shelf and rent Dumb and Dumber. But if you want to see a witty and intelligent comedic film, then check this one out.


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