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Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 15 May 1981 (USA)
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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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
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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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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$17,569,030 (USA)
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First ever feature film to feature a monster truck. The appearance of Bob Chandler (Robert B. Chandler)'s "Bigfoot" monster truck is the first appearance of such a vehicle in a movie and generally credited with nationalizing the monster truck craze. Bigfoot trucks went on to appear in Cannonball Run II (1984), Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985), Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989), Road House (1989), Tango & Cash (1989) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). See more »

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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 The Simpsons: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (1994) See more »

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Road Song
Music and Lyrics by Billy Sherrill
Performed by Steve Davis
©1981 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. & Algee Music Corp. (BMI)
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Fairly decent, for a redneck, blue-collar, working-man film
11 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While Hays has certainly done better films, during his heyday (no pun), this one stands at about a C+. Perhaps 'Airplane' was one of his top, better ones, but heck -every actor has the right to "step down" into a smaller venue. He still pulls his own here. Okay - so Hershey isn't standing firm in a strong, fem role this time. But she also holds her own. And she's allotted moments where her true talent as an actress, comes out. That's the beauty of loving Hershey. Even in a very supportive role, she still paves her own.

For the most part - this film high-fives the typical, old-day blue-collar, Midwestern, parody; which for its time, was much appreciated. Just another example of the typical condescending, stuff-shirted Corp. puff attitudes. Here, David Keith (Harry) brilliantly portrays; alongside costar Thomerson (Ray), a feast-or-famine challenge. The game is on: workplace upgrades, threats of buy-out and the mgmt. changes - none of it for the better. Harry and Ray pull together, retaining the 'working man' dignity - and bravely shoot against the grain. Their portrayal is another example of the "worker" daring to confront the "big boys"; a common post blue-collared-ghetto movement of the time.

In the end (very decently directed, and out-laid) Hays (Macklin) wises up, realizing he; and his commadarie, were nearly side-lined by the very honchos who pretended to have his back.


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