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
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When East meets West, the laughs shift into high gear!
Did You Know?
Though the car manufacturer in the movie is a Japanese corporation, the film's "Gung Ho" title is actually an Americanized Chinese and not Japanese expression. For the title's two words, "Gung" translates as "Work" or "To Work" whilst "Ho" means "Together" or "Harmony" i.e. "Work Together" or "To Work in Harmony", reflecting the film's Eastern "team work" ethic portrayed in the movie's story-line. The "Gung Ho" phrase was the motto of the US 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, and was then the title of its related black-and-white 1940s World War II movie of the same "Gung Ho" name [See: 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders
(1943)]. The phrase through time worked its way into the common American vernacular. See more
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
None of you would last two days in management training.
None of us would be dumb enough to stay two days.
References High Noon
By Kim Wilson
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Produced by Dave Edmunds
Courtesy of CBS Records See more