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Gung Ho by Thomas
November 29, 2011, 7:27 am
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This Ron Howard “comedy” is a curious artifact of a time when American mass culture reflected paranoia about the meteoric rise of the Japanese economy.  The plot follows a zany union rep (?) who convinces a Japanese company to purchase the failing auto factory in his hometown — causing a ludicrously predictable conflict between folksy American workers and stuffy Japanese execs.    Highlights include Michael Keaton punching George Wendt into a giant mound of cheezy poofs, Clint Howard peeing in a bottle, and an assembly line montage that could be lifted from Soviet propaganda. Barely watchable.

Gung Ho

 

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