This trait ultimately made him an ideal casting choice for performerp83666tim burtontimburtons 1989. Michael keaton, gedde watanabe, george wendt, mimi rogers, john turturro, so yamamura watch trailer when a western pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a japanese company, brokering auto worker hunt stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. Released 1986, gung ho stars michaelkeaton, geddewatanabe, georgewendt, mimirogers the pg movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 51 min, and received a. Alas, this wonderful idea for a cultureclash comedy goes pretty much to waste in gung ho. Mom 1983, johnny dangerously 1984, and beetlejuice 1988. Gung ho released in australia as working class man 2 is a 1986 american comedy film directed by ron howard and starring michael keaton.
Gung ho is a 1986 american comedy film directed by ron howard and starring michael keaton. Equally adept at sober drama and overthetop comedy, michael keaton has a knack for giving ordinary guys an unexpected twist. 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. Starring michael keaton, gedde watanabe, george wendt, john turturro, and mimi rogers, the cast is quite strong and. Gung ho 110 movie clip japanese board meeting 1986. Gung ho the theatrical movie at least starred the gifted michael keaton. Hunt michael keaton insults oishi gedde watanabe, which results in a knock down, dragout fight in the factory. In the ron howard movie gung ho 1986, starring michael keaton, kageyama played an automobile factory executive named ito, then reprised the role for a shortlived abc sitcom that was toplined by. Watch the full length movie of gung ho online or on the fios mobile app. Hello select your address todays deals best sellers find a gift customer service registry new releases best sellers find a gift customer service.
Michael keaton as an unemployed father with his hands full, taking over domestic responsibilities in the comedy mr. Japanese company takes over struggling american auto plant. However, the pimps killers dont look too kindly on this new business, nor does the morgues owner. Michael keaton gives his most relentlessly obnoxious performance as the fasttalking shop foreman who never stops bsing his japanese employers, his work buddies george wendt and john turturro among them, his girlfriend mimi rogers, and himself.
Exploring cultural differences in the film gung ho u. Gung ho is a 1986 american comedy film directed by ron howard and starring michael keaton and gedde watanabe. And the other lead character unzipped his pants in a restaurant and made crude remarks. Oct 08, 2011 10 videos play all gung ho 1986 movie movieclipsfilmg contract law conditions part 2 of 2 from the movie gung ho duration. Gung ho 510 movie clip superior quality workers 1986 hd. We will try to show how michael keatons character hunt, fails to understand japanese culture. In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of one of our very favorite keaton roles, ive compiled a list of my top 9 favorite michael keaton movies. Its available to watch on tv, online, tablets, phone. The story portrayed the takeover of an american car plant by a japanese corporation although the title is an americanized chinese expression, for work and together.
A japanese company, assan motors, has purchased the factory, but will need to be convinced that it is worth reopening. Gung ho movie american versus japanese culture hugh fox iii. Watch gung ho starring michael keaton in this comedy on directv. Most of the movie was filmed on location in the pittsburgh area with additional scenes shot in tokyo and argentina. He played in batman, beetlejuice, birdman and other remarkable movies that left an indelible mark in the hearts of viewers. Just log on to your verizon account and watch the latest shows online. Michael keaton stars as a wheelerdealer who hopes to save a failing pennsylvania automobileassembly factory from having to close its doors. Movieweb john wick 4 and saw 9 get delayed a full year as lionsgate shifts its release slate. Keaton states that if the japs are so much better then why did you lose the big one. But when the japanese hire him to enforce their policies among. But when the japanese hire him to enforce their policies among his american coworkers, he goes from hero to zero in seconds flat. In gung ho he seems far smarter than his unthinking, insensitive character, although keaton the actor manages to be likable, even when his headstrong foreman isnt. Gung ho, is a corporate comedy with a historical perspective. With henry winkler, michael keaton, shelley long, gina hecht.
Gung ho released in australia as working class man is a 1986 american comedy film directed by ron howard and starring michael keaton. Gung ho 1986 when a western pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a japanese company, brokering auto worker hunt stevenson michael keaton faces the. Starring michael keaton, gedde watanabe, george wendt, john turturro, and. Oct 05, 2012 when michael keaton beetlejuice, batman persuades a japanese auto firm to reopen his hometowns defunct auto factory, hes a hero.
Sep 05, 2014 i was watching the 1986 film gung ho starring michael keaton. Gung ho this paper will examine the film gung ho through a cultural eye. 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. I guess i was hoping for one of those movies made out of loving attention to detail, in which we and the japanese would both be treated like eccentric laboratory specimens. When michael keaton beetlejuice, batman persuades a japanese auto firm to reopen his hometowns defunct auto factory, hes a hero. High resolution official movie posters for gung ho 1986 directed by ron howard. Gung ho 1010 movie clip hunts new car 1986 hd youtube. Find out where gung ho is streaming, if gung ho is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. Michael keaton stars as a wheelerdealer who hopes to save a failing. Michael keaton, in full michael john douglas, born september 5, 1951, coraopolis, pennsylvania, u. What i got was a disappointment, a movie in which the japanese are mostly.
With michael keaton, joe piscopo, marilu henner, maureen stapleton. No, michael keaton wasnt going to stoop to television, so here a young scott bakula. Released 1986, gung ho stars michaelkeaton, geddewatanabe, georgewendt, mimirogers the pg movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 51 min, and received a score of 48 out of 100 on metacritic. In a town in rural pennsylvania, the car factory has been shut down, leaving the town economically distressed. Michael keaton michael keaton movies, the only way, are you the one, real. He has been a failure in his business career thus far because he is too lenient on his workers. What made gung ho the television series unique is that many cast members reprised their roles from the film. Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mothers skyrocketing medical bills. Gung ho movie american versus japanese culture hugh. Shop for amigurumi on etsy, the place to express your creativity through the buying.
Jun 28, 2008 japanese company takes over struggling american auto plant. He first rose to fame for his roles on the cbs sitcoms alls fair and the mary tyler moore hour and his comedic film roles in night shift 1982, mr. At the same the goal will be to show the variation in the behavior displayed compared to how it should have taken place. Ultra patriotic morale booster from just after america had entered wwii. Despite being a comedy, i loved the fact that it reinforced the publics perception of the americans and japanese in the workplace. Michael keaton is undoubtedly one of hollywoods most unsung gems. A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there.
Many such cultural clashes are present and really serve to reinforce the rivalries between us and japanese firms in the 80s. I talk about this movie a lot, actually first of all, what it had to. Gung ho 110 movie clip japanese board meeting 1986 hd. Gung ho 1986 michael keaton as hunt stevenson imdb. Gung ho on youtube gung ho on imdb gung ho at allmovie gung ho at the tcm movie database. It could have been a great feelgood movie if the lead character didnt constantly say sht and jss for no reason.
His filmography has more than 50 roles that were included in the history of world cinema. At one end is the japanese plant manager gedde watanabe and the sycophant sab shimono who is angling for his position. Gung ho 810 movie clip hunt fights oishi 1986 hd youtube. When michael keaton beetlejuice, batman persuades a japanese auto. Gung ho is advertised as a clash of cultures after the japanese reopen the automobile factory in a small pennsylvania town. His performances are always thoughtful and provocative, whether hes donning a mask or some oven mitts. The movie gung ho a chinese expression for work together, demonstrates a crosscultural relationship between the americans and the japanese working together towards achieving the goal of reviving an american car manufacturing plant assan motors definition of gung ho. Michael keaton gedde watanabe george wendt mimi rogers. See more ideas about michael keaton, john douglas and michael keaton batman. Gung ho 1986 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. With michael keaton, gedde watanabe, george wendt, mimi rogers.
This film is typical quality of michael keaton, very funny and a message in the background. Gung ho is a brilliantly hilarious political satire from director ron howard. Mimi rogers and michael keaton in gung ho mimi rogers, gung ho. Keaton studied speech for two years at kent state university before moving to pittsburgh, where he struggled as a standup comic. In japan, when production lags, worker stays longer in factory. Im not a keen fan of michael keaton and id seen this movie years ago and couldnt remember why i liked it, so found it and bought it on amazon. These military clips are compiled from videos uploaded to the gung ho vids channel on youtube. Oct 10, 2011 10 videos play all gung ho 1986 movie movieclipsfilmg contract law conditions part 1 of 2 from the movie gung ho duration. Gung ho movie analysis in the beginning of the movie, oishi kazihiro is in a training camp for failing executives. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more.306 34 64 483 32 351 151 224 980 1534 1364 1278 275 324 1394 352 637 1567 616 418 44 1044 7 317 1265 262 435 304