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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 »
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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:

Fábrica de locuras 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

Michael Keaton is seen eating McDonald's in Japan during his trip, in the beginning of the film, after not wanting to try traditional Japanese food. Michael Keaton portrayed McDonald's founder Ray Croc in The Founder (2016). See more »

Goofs

They need to make 15,000 cars in one month. It is never stated what month that is. However, they leave after 14,000 cars. But the next scene is shown at the July 4th Celebration. Unless they made 14,000 cars in 4 days, the plant would have been shut down by the 4th. See more »

Quotes

Buster: [watching the Japanese workers come to the baseball field in their uniforms] They look like the Yankees. I hate 'em already.
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Alternate Versions

Some international editions distributed by Paramount on DVD, reduced the aspect ratio from original 2.39:1 to 2.09:1. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

BREAKIN' THE ICE
By Ken Thomas, Matthew Wells, Patrick Klein and Michael Anderson
Performed by Martha Wash
Courtesy of The Entertainment Music Co. / CBS Records
Produced by Tony Bongiovi
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not as bad as those have made it to be
22 July 2003 | by techniQueSee all my reviews

this movie wasnt all that bad as some people say --the plot was filled with lots of USA vs. Japan satire which came off as repetative and predictable --good fight between Keaton and Wendt destroying the supermarket always made me laugh


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