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Gung Ho (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  14 March 1986 (USA)
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When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.

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Mr. Sakamoto (as Soh Yamamura)
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Saito
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Junior
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Heather DiStefano
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Ito
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Mayor Conrad Zwart
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Umeki Kazihiro (as Patti Yasuiake)
Jerry Tondo ...
Kazuo
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Storyline

Hunt Stevenson works for a large car manufacturer that has just been bought out by a Japanese firm. Suddenly finding himself having to justify his own job, he's forced to choose between redundancy or the seemingly inhuman Japanese work ethic that the new owners have brought with them. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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When East meets West, the laughs shift into high gear!

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Comedy | Drama

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14 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fábrica das Loucuras  »

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$36,611,610 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The make and models of the cars manufactured at the motor corporation in the film are 1983 Fiat Regattas ('Assan' 1a serie [149]) and 1986 Fiat Spazios ('Assan' [147]). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the softball game, Buster intentionally runs into Saito who is about to catch the pop fly that Hunt put up, and helps his team win. According to the rules, Buster would have been called for interference since Saito has the right to field the ball. Assan Motors would be given the third out and the game. The runs that Hunt brought in would not count either. See more »

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Hunt Stevenson: Is it just me or do you hate the way your shorts feel when they're wet?
Kazihiro: Actually I kind of like it.
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BREAKIN' THE ICE
By Ken Thomas, Matthew Wells, Patrick Klein and Michael Anderson
Performed by Martha Wash
Courtesy of The Entertainment Music Co. / CBS Records
Produced by Tony Bongiovi
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Not edgy, but funny
17 November 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Surprised to see the rather low score for this movie. Just saw this film for the first time in 10 years, and was reminded why I like it.

Come back with me, children, to a time when Michael Keaton was a straight-up comedy guy, and you might find some joy in this film. It's a gentle comedy -- the kind Ron Howard specializes in -- but if that's your thing, you should check this out. Keaton's low-key charm is just right for this project.

"Gung Ho" is a bit dated, because it takes places in the last stage of the pre-global economy world, when it still mattered what country a business was based in. That said, it delivers laughs as well as a lesson on how people can learn from each other, to great benefit.

You could watch this film and enjoy it without remembering one scene in particular you really liked, but that's because the whole movie provides a slow but constant stream of laughs. It's like an I.V. drip. And I mean that in a good way.


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