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
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The plane (registration number JA209T) used by the Japanese delegation when they came to Hadleyville seemed to be a short version of Hawker 800. The normal (long) version seats 8 passengers maximum. The movie version carried at least 16 adults and 2 children as passengers. See more »
Everybody in this country thinks they are special. Nobody wants to be part of a team. They're all so busy getting personalized license plates.
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Some international editions distributed by Paramount on DVD, reduced the aspect ratio from original 2.39:1 to 2.09:1. See more »
Surprised to see the rather low score for this movie. Just saw this film for the first time in 10 years, and was reminded why I like it.
Come back with me, children, to a time when Michael Keaton was a straight-up comedy guy, and you might find some joy in this film. It's a gentle comedy -- the kind Ron Howard specializes in -- but if that's your thing, you should check this out. Keaton's low-key charm is just right for this project.
"Gung Ho" is a bit dated, because it takes places in the last stage of the pre-global economy world, when it still mattered what country a business was based in. That said, it delivers laughs as well as a lesson on how people can learn from each other, to great benefit.
You could watch this film and enjoy it without remembering one scene in particular you really liked, but that's because the whole movie provides a slow but constant stream of laughs. It's like an I.V. drip. And I mean that in a good way.
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