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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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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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Director Ron Howard, lead actor Michael Keaton and writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel previously collaborated on the film Night Shift (1982). This movie was their next collaboration together and ironically, as it features factory workers working in a car plant during the day, the film is about workers' "Day Shift". 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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WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
By Dee Snider
Performed by Twisted Sister
Produced by Tom Wierman
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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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