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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 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
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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

The name of the Japanese car manufacturer, "The Assan Motor Company", is a play on Japanese car company Nissan Motors. Assan is based in Tokyo, and Nissan is based in Yokohama, next to Tokyo. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Kazihiro: Mr. Stevenson.
Hunt Stevenson: [Lights up cigar and leans his seat back] Uh-huh?
Kazihiro: How do you think things are going at the factory?
Hunt Stevenson: Honestly, Kaz?
Kazihiro: Yes, please.
Hunt Stevenson: Not too well.
[sits upright]
Hunt Stevenson: Uh, see, you're Stateside now, fellas and to tell you the truth, you're still acting like a bunch of Yokohama mobs. No offense.
Kazihiro: None taken.
Hunt Stevenson: Can I... can I be frank, for a second? I've heard a lot of talk about, uh, how good the Japanese businessmen are.
[...]
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE
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terrific, underrated movie
29 November 2004 | by melrod43See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie with a fun, clever story and the dynamics of culture differences and the running theme of what's important in life make this a very under-appreciated movie. Don't let the cynics of the world deter you from seeing this. Keaton has wonderful moments and I wonder at the fact that comedy is never appreciated, because actors like Keaton make going from humor to serious bits look tremendously easy. Great movie all around!


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