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 liaison must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Sakamoto (as Soh Yamamura)
Jihmi Kennedy ...
Heather DiStefano
Rodney Kageyama ...
Mayor Conrad Zwart
Umeki Kazihiro (as Patti Yasuiake)
Jerry Tondo ...


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 <>

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


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

14 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fábrica das Loucuras  »

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$36,611,610 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The park scene was filmed in Beaver, Pennsylvania. The film crew built the gazebo especially for the film, and left it as a gift to the city. See more »


When Hunt and his girlfriend drive from the airport, they pass the same parked school bus at least twice, without ever making a turn. See more »


Mr. Sakamoto: [to Hunt] I like you. You make me laugh.
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Referenced in Joe of the Dead: Acting in a George Romero Classic (2010) See more »


By Dee Snider
Performed by Twisted Sister
Produced by Tom Wierman
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WOW! I can't believe this movie is so poorly rated.
16 July 2002 | by (Des Moines, Iowa) – See all my reviews

I think it great example of the differences between two cultures. It would be a great movie to show in a sociology class. I thought it was pretty funny and I must say that i am a sucker for that "lets band together and get the job done" plot device. It seems most people don't realize that this movie is not just a comedy. It has a few dramatic elements in it as well and I think they blend in nicely. Overall, I give it a solid 8.

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