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Gung Ho (1986)

 -  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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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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Trivia

The name of the Japanese car manufacturer was "The Assan Motor Company". Assan was a play on words for the real life Japanese car company Nissan Motors, though Assan in the film are based in Tokyo, whereas Nissan in real life are actually based next to Tokyo, in Yokohama. See more »

Goofs

During the softball game, as Buster is running the bases he knocks down Saito. As Saito is helped up and begins walking off the field, he puts his sunglasses on in a crooked fashion (maybe the glasses are broken). In the next cut while still walking off the field, Saito is no longer wearing the sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Hunt Stevenson: [to Kazihiro] Hey! If you guys are so great... HOW COME YOU LOST THE BIG ONE?
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BREAKIN' THE ICE
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Performed by Martha Wash
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Produced by Tony Bongiovi
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terrific, underrated movie
29 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie with a fun, clever story and the dynamics of culture differences and the running theme of what's important in life make this a very under-appreciated movie. Don't let the cynics of the world deter you from seeing this. Keaton has wonderful moments and I wonder at the fact that comedy is never appreciated, because actors like Keaton make going from humor to serious bits look tremendously easy. Great movie all around!


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