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Gung Ho Details


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 Scott Bakula fame. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 14, 1986


Michael Keaton
as Hunt Stevenson
Gedde Watanabe
as Kazhihiro
George Wendt
as Buster
Mimi Rogers
as Audrey
John Turturro
as Willie
So Yamamura
as Sakamoto
Sab Shimono
as Saito
Rick Overton
as Googi
Clint Howard
as Paul
Jihmi Kennedy
as Junior
Michelle Johnson
as Heather
Rodney Kageyama
as Ito
Rance Howard
as Mayor Zwart
Bill Dalzell III
as Irwin
James Ritz
as Tony
Benny Marino
Thomas Ikeda
as Instructor
Tommy LaFitte
as Union Member
R. Scott Peck
as Union Member
Joseph Pilato
as Union Member
Patti Yasutake
as Umeki
Tak Kubota
as Failed Executive
Frank Seals, Jr.
as Umpire
Jerry Tondo
as Kazuo
James Cash
as Mayor's Aide
Martin Ferrero
as Crandall
Kim Chan
as Member of Board
Jean Speegle Howard
as Lady in Market


Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Tony Ganz
Deborah Blum
Lowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel
Edwin Blum
Screen Story
Edwin Blum
Donald Peterman
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
John H. Anderson
Set Designer
Betsy Cox
Costume Designer
Neil Machlis
Production Manager
Janet Flora