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

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Willie
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Mr. Sakamoto (as Soh Yamamura)
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Saito
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Paul
Jihmi Kennedy ...
Junior
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Heather DiStefano
Rodney Kageyama ...
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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fábrica das Loucuras  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$36,611,610 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the use of popular songs "Tough Enough" from The Fabulous Thunderbirds and "Don't Get Me Wrong" from The Pretenders, no soundtrack was released. See more »

Goofs

During the softball game, Buster knocks down Saito as he runs the bases. When Saito is helped up and begins walking off the field, he puts his sunglasses on crooked, as if they are broken. In the next cut, while still walking off the field, Saito's sunglasses are gone. See more »

Quotes

Hunt Stevenson: [to Kazihiro] Hey! If you guys are so great... HOW COME YOU LOST THE BIG ONE?
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Connections

Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

TUFF ENUFF
By Kim Wilson
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Produced by Dave Edmunds
Courtesy of CBS Records
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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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