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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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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

Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy turned down the lead role. See more »

Goofs

When Hunt and his girlfriend are driving home from the airport they pass the same parked school bus at least twice without having ever made a turn. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Cars (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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