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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
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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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Trivia

Several actors from this movie went on to work on the Gung Ho (1986) television series. These included Sab Shimono, Patti Yasutake, Rodney Kageyama, Clint Howard, and Gedde Watanabe. See more »

Goofs

When Hunt Stevenson meets the Japanese managers for the first time, they hand their business cards over with one hand. Japanese business protocol requires formally presenting business cards, holding them with both hands. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Sakamoto: [hands a janitor's mop to Saito, the naysayer executive, effectively demoting Saito from VP to janitor]
Mr. Sakamoto: Good luck in your new career.
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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 Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
By Dee Snider
Performed by Twisted Sister
Produced by Tom Wierman
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This is a typical Keaton comedy...excellent!
20 December 1998 | by honestySee all my reviews

This comedy is bound to be good from the get-go. East meets west and east doesn't want to lose...west doesn't know what losing is like. It starts a little slow but it grabs you very soon and it doesn't let go. This is definitely worth seeing.


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