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Gung Ho (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 14 March 1986 (USA)
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.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Edwin Blum (story), Lowell Ganz (story) | 3 more credits »
1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Hunt Stevenson
Gedde Watanabe ... Oishi Kazihiro
George Wendt ... Buster
Mimi Rogers ... Audrey
John Turturro ... Willie
Sô Yamamura ... Mr. Sakamoto (as Soh Yamamura)
Sab Shimono ... Saito
Rick Overton ... Googie
Clint Howard ... Paul
Jihmi Kennedy Jihmi Kennedy ... Junior
Michelle Johnson ... Heather DiStefano
Rodney Kageyama ... Ito
Rance Howard ... Mayor Conrad Zwart
Patti Yasutake ... Umeki Kazihiro (as Patti Yasuiake)
Jerry Tondo 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When East meets West, the laughs shift into high gear!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gung Ho See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,170,830, 16 March 1986

Gross USA:

$36,611,610

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,611,610
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second Hollywood movie with the title "Gung Ho". The first was 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943). See more »

Goofs

Bunting is not allowed in slo-pitch softball, the first two batters should have been called out. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Sakamoto: Everything is all right here?
Kazihiro: Yes. Fine. Great. Have a good trip back.
Mr. Sakamoto: I will visit the factory tomorrow.
Kazihiro: Uh, tomorrow not good day.
Mr. Sakamoto: Why?
Kazihiro: Factory is locked and we can't find key.
Saito: Bullshit-o!
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Alternate Versions

Two uses of the word "fuckheads" were removed for the UK theatrical release in order to receive a PG certificate. These were restored in the upgraded 15-rated video. See more »

Connections

References High Noon (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE
By Sue Sheridan and Paul Chiten
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User Reviews

 
WOW! I can't believe this movie is so poorly rated.
16 July 2002 | by BennyTheGreatSee 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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