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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


For its Australian release, the title was changed to "Working Class Man," 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' 1985 album "For the Working Class Man." See more »


While finishing the 15,000 cars, Kazihiro-San takes off his tie when he comes up the stairs. After a cut to Saito, his tie is back on. See more »


Mr. Sakamoto: Everything is all right here?
Kazihiro: Yes. Fine. Great. Have a good trip back.
Mr. Sakamoto: I will visit the factory tomorrow.
Kazihiro: Uh, tomorrow not good day.
Mr. Sakamoto: Why?
Kazihiro: Factory is locked and we can't find key.
Saito: Bullshit-o!
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Produced by Tom Wierman
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terrific, underrated movie
29 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie with a fun, clever story and the dynamics of culture differences and the running theme of what's important in life make this a very under-appreciated movie. Don't let the cynics of the world deter you from seeing this. Keaton has wonderful moments and I wonder at the fact that comedy is never appreciated, because actors like Keaton make going from humor to serious bits look tremendously easy. Great movie all around!

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