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  1. Gung Ho
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  2. Gung Ho

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A Japanese auto company is persuaded to take over an abandoned factory--and abandoned U.S. workforce--in a small rust-belt town in Middle America. Alas, this wonderful idea for a culture-clash comedy goes pretty much to waste in Gung Ho. Michael Keaton gives his most relentlessly obnoxious performance as the fast-talking shop foreman who never stops BS'ing his Japanese employers, his work buddies (George Wendt and John Turturro among them), his girlfriend (Mimi Rogers), and himself. There's a trumped-up crisis in every reel, and a great deal of double talk about whether the Japanese are workaholic freaks or the new, true inheritors of the old American get-up-and-go. Director Ron Howard and screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel had made the enchanting comedy-fantasy-romance Splash only a couple of years before; they probably thought they were concocting a Frank Capra-style fable here, but, far from having a beautiful mind, this movie is strictly sitcom mentality from top to bottom. --Richard T. Jameson

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Specifications

Country
USA
AspectRatio
1.85:1
AudienceRating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Binding
DVD
Director
Ron Howard
EAN
9780792180142
Genre
Comedy
ISBN
0792180143
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Paramount
Manufacturer
Paramount
NumberOfDiscs
1
NumberOfItems
1
PublicationDate
1986
Publisher
Paramount
RegionCode
1
ReleaseDate
2002-07-16
Studio
Paramount
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