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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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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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The comedy for everyone who's had it up to here... 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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Cinema Group Ventures See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Star Billing: Robert Hays (first), Barbara Hershey (second), David Keith (third), Tim Thomerson (fourth), Eddie Albert (fifth), Penelope Milford (sixth), and Charlie Rich (seventh). 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 The Exes: Take This Job and Shove It (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can Count on Beer
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn & Michael Lloyd
Performed by Lacy J. Dalton and David Allan Coe
©1981 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) & Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
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Pure Redneck Fun N'More!
8 October 2008 | by daltonml-1See all my reviews

Don't anybody get me wrong! This movie is one of the funniest, wildest movies I've seen in my life. And it is a classic with a capital C! Robert Hays of "Airplane" (1980) goes from an idiot who can't fly a plane to a tough but reasonable head brewery chief in "Take This Job And Shove It". And can he get the women here in this movie. Whoo! Barbara Hershey is the hottie to watch for. Lord, if I was Robert Hays' character, I'd be drooling like a hungry wolf over her. She was hot! Of course, the highlights of this movie are the music, the barroom scene where all the gang is playing football with a roll of toilet paper, and a couple of "giving the finger" scenes that when aired for network TV, are cruelly chopped out, yet I thought were quite funny at best.

David Keith plays the arrogant Harry, who really turns out to be a decent guy toward the film's end.

Tim Thomerson is the wild and smart-aleck country boy from hell Ray. The man drinks more beer and has a mean streak in him that sure can't be dealt with.

Art Carney does a fine job as Mr. Pickett, head of the beer company that Robert Hays is owner of the brewery. He's packed on a few pounds since his "Honeymooners" days, but you need not bother! Eddie Albert rounds out the cast in my opinion as the overbearing egotistical Mr. Ellison, who always wants something, including coffee. He is a big contrast from his days on "Green Acres" here. It makes one think if Arnold The Pig could handle such a domineering old fart like Ellison here.

Altogether, this is a great movie. Despite what anyone else would say, you can't turn down an offer to watch this movie, or would you just say "Take This Movie And Shove It"? I would say "Take This Movie And Watch It" and hopefully, you'll love it!

I sure watched it! And I loved it! (I still love it!)


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