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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 overview, first billed only:
Samuel Ellison
Charlie Rich ...
Dick Ebersol
Charlie Pickett
David Allan Coe ...
Lacy J. Dalton ...
Mooney's Wife


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 hometown. 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 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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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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A lost gem of a movie.
27 November 2006 | by 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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