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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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  »

Box Office


$36,611,610 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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The number of cars that the plant needed to produce within a month as part of the deal between management and the workers was 15,000. See more »


When Hunt Stevenson meets the Japanese managers for the first time, they hand their business cards over with one hand. Japanese business protocol requires formally presenting business cards, holding them with both hands. See more »


Kazihiro: [to Sakamoto] We could use another man on wipers.
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By Kim Wilson
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Produced by Dave Edmunds
Courtesy of CBS Records
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This is a typical Keaton comedy...excellent!
20 December 1998 | by (Ontario, canada) – See all my reviews

This comedy is bound to be good from the get-go. East meets west and east doesn't want to lose...west doesn't know what losing is like. It starts a little slow but it grabs you very soon and it doesn't let go. This is definitely worth seeing.

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