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PG-13| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson (Michael Keaton) faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager (Gedde Watanabe) and the sycophant (Sab Shimono) who is angling for his position. At the other, a number of disgruntled long-time union members (George Wendt, John Turturro) struggle with the new exigencies of Japanese quality control.

Cast: Michael Keaton , Gedde Watanabe , George Wendt , Mimi Rogers , John Turturro , Soh Yamamura , Sab Shimono , Clint Howard

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Comedy

Gung Ho (1986)

Release Date: January 1st, 1986|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • 75
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    The film would be funnier and more provocative if it took a stronger stand on one side or the other, but Howard chooses to hedge his bets, selecting an ending that celebrates brotherhood more than the strongly hinted- at notion that American workers would do well to get off their featherbedding backs. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I think the fault is in the screenplay, which tells a story that can be predicted almost from the opening frames. The people who wrote this movie did not bother, or dare, to give us truly individual Japanese characters; there is only one who is developed with any care. show more

  • 50
    Bill Cosford Miami Herald

    The movie isn't really about America and Japan at all; it's about set-ups for gags. [14 Mar 1986, p.D2] show more

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