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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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Cast

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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
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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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Trivia

According to TV Guide, the film was "not a big hit at the box office" but "this movie picked up a big following when it hit cable television". 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

I Love Robbing Banks
Music and Lyrics by David Allan Coe and Guy Clark
Performed by David Allan Coe
©1981 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. & World Song Publishing Inc. (ASCAP)
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Pure Redneck Fun N'More!
8 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't anybody get me wrong! This movie is one of the funniest, wildest movies I've seen in my life. And it is a classic with a capital C! Robert Hays of "Airplane" (1980) goes from an idiot who can't fly a plane to a tough but reasonable head brewery chief in "Take This Job And Shove It". And can he get the women here in this movie. Whoo! Barbara Hershey is the hottie to watch for. Lord, if I was Robert Hays' character, I'd be drooling like a hungry wolf over her. She was hot! Of course, the highlights of this movie are the music, the barroom scene where all the gang is playing football with a roll of toilet paper, and a couple of "giving the finger" scenes that when aired for network TV, are cruelly chopped out, yet I thought were quite funny at best.

David Keith plays the arrogant Harry, who really turns out to be a decent guy toward the film's end.

Tim Thomerson is the wild and smart-aleck country boy from hell Ray. The man drinks more beer and has a mean streak in him that sure can't be dealt with.

Art Carney does a fine job as Mr. Pickett, head of the beer company that Robert Hays is owner of the brewery. He's packed on a few pounds since his "Honeymooners" days, but you need not bother! Eddie Albert rounds out the cast in my opinion as the overbearing egotistical Mr. Ellison, who always wants something, including coffee. He is a big contrast from his days on "Green Acres" here. It makes one think if Arnold The Pig could handle such a domineering old fart like Ellison here.

Altogether, this is a great movie. Despite what anyone else would say, you can't turn down an offer to watch this movie, or would you just say "Take This Movie And Shove It"? I would say "Take This Movie And Watch It" and hopefully, you'll love it!

I sure watched it! And I loved it! (I still love it!)


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