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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
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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15 May 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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Connections

Spoofed in Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy: Take This Ed and Shove It (2004) See more »

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You Made It Beautiful
Music and Lyrics by Billy Sherrill, Steve Davis & Glenn Sutton
Performed by Charlie Rich
©1981 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. & Algee Music Corp. (BMI)
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"I'm tellin' ya, man, you keep telegraphing your punches!"
8 October 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Good ol' boy comedy-drama about the corporate buyout of an Iowa brewery and its effects on the employees and townspeople certainly had the opportunity to comedically explore greed and position in big business. Unfortunately, this movie-version of the hit song by Johnny PayCheck isn't at all the trenchant satire the opening moments hint it might be; instead, director Gus Trikonis (of all people) settles for redneck clichés and easy stabs at pathos (such as the veteran bottler who is transferred--one might say promoted--to distribution, but asks to return because he can't read). Robert Hays is the small-town boy who made good, returning to his roots to overhaul the brewery and act as hatchet-man; Tim Thomerson (way over-the-top) and David Keith are his boyhood pals who earn their living at the plant, while Barbara Hershey floats in and out of the movie as a former squeeze (she ends up making love with Hays after a mud fight, still caked in dirt). Some of the dialogue in Barry Schneider's exceedingly-thin screenplay has a little kick, but Trikonis in general is not good with actors: he keeps everybody shouting, even when the machines are turned off. *1/2 from ****


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