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Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 15 May 1981 (USA)
The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »

Director:

Gus Trikonis

Writers:

Barry Schneider (screenplay), Jeffrey Bernini (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hays ... Frank Macklin
Barbara Hershey ... J.M. Halstead
David Keith ... Harry Meade
Tim Thomerson ... Ray Binkowski
Eddie Albert ... Samuel Ellison
Penelope Milford ... Lenore Meade
Charlie Rich Charlie Rich ... Hooker
Martin Mull ... Dick Ebersol
Art Carney ... Charlie Pickett
David Allan Coe David Allan Coe ... Mooney
Lacy J. Dalton Lacy J. Dalton ... Mooney's Wife
Royal Dano ... Beeber
Bruce M. Fischer ... Jimmy
Virgil Frye ... Cleach
James Karen ... Loomis
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Storyline

The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main company in his hometown. At first his old buddies are reluctant to have him as new boss, but since he can't save all of them from the severe changes, the climate soon changes. Then he learns that he increased the profit so much, that his bosses have decided to resell his brewery profitably to an incompetent Texas oil millionaire. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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...Robert Hays hasn't had this much fun since "Airplane"! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apáñatelas como puedas See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,569,030
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Company Credits

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Cinema Group Ventures See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the corporate conglomerate was "The Ellison Group". See more »

Quotes

Ray Binkowski: It's the battle of the luxury cars. Lincoln Continental and American know-how and skill against the German machine.
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Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus the Ring (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Fifteen Beers
Music and Lyrics by Steve Davis and Brenda Davis
Performed by Johnny PayCheck
©1980 Algee Music Corp. (BMI)
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As good as could be expected
27 July 2006 | by hawkikim-1See all my reviews

I watched this film because I love the song, because I knew it took place in Iowa (where I grew up) and because I have always enjoyed movies that were entertaining without being condescending. Other than the fact that almost all the main characters sound like they live in Texas instead of Dubuque, Iowa, it's pretty much a harmless, fun, little-guy-beats-big-guy film. Robert Hayes is appropriately handsome & earnest, Barbara Hershey is appropriately girl-next-door-cute and angry/supportive. Bonus points for the monster trucks. A harmless way to spend a couple of hours, especially if you love beer. Don't miss Lacy J. Dalton & friends singing "You Can Count on Beer".


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