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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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Mayor Conrad Zwart
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Umeki Kazihiro (as Patti Yasuiake)
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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)  »

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A Fábrica das Loucuras  »

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$36,611,610 (USA)
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Trivia

The film's "Gung Ho" title was changed to "Working Class Man" for the picture's Australian theatrical release, as it is the title of a very well known Australian rock song sung by Jimmy Barnes. The tune plays at the end of the movie and right through the closing credits. The song first appeared on Barnes' similarly titled 1985 album "For the Working Class Man" which had launched about a year before this movie debuted. 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: [driving back from a meeting with Hunt's Japanese bosses] Want to get some ice cream? Haagen Daaz!
Audrey: Eat shit and die.
Hunt Stevenson: [pauses] Are you having your period?
Audrey: Stop the car!
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CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE
By Sue Sheridan and Paul Chiten
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An eighties classic. Very funny.
6 March 2002 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

A very funny east-meets-west film influenced by the closure of GM's Flint, Michigan plant in the eighties and the rise and integration of Japanese automakers in the US. Set in western Pennsylvania, it features great performances by Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, and George Wendt. Music by blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan.


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