Gung Ho (1986)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Workplace Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 14, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Michael Keaton stars as a wheeler-dealer who hopes to save a failing Pennsylvania automobile-assembly factory from having to close its doors. Keaton persuades a Japanese auto firm to reopen the factory, retrain its staff, and streamline the operation. It isn't long before the American-born workers grow to resent the disciplinary demands of their new Japanese bosses, setting the stage for a comic clash of cultures. The day is saved when it turns out that the poker-faced owner of the auto company possesses a really strange sense of humor. Gung Ho was later spun off into a short-lived TV sitcom, starring Scott Bakula of Quantum Leap fame.

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cultural-shock, friendship, labor-relations, Asia, business, takeover, unemployment