Cinema: Hanging Tough Gung Ho

Directed by Ron Howard Screenplay by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel

Been a long twilight for the good working-class people of Hadleyville, Pa. Detroit closed the car factory, and life is desperation on the dole. For bad times, big gambles: send slick-shaggy Hunt Stevenson (Michael Keaton) to Tokyo so he can persuade a thriving Japanese automaker to establish a plant in his hometown. Then, when the do-it-our-way executives of Assan Motors demand that their American employees work harder for less money, have Hunt convince his pals, speciously, that there is a pot of gold at the end of the assembly line. Poor, distraught workers, when they discover they have been gulled. And...

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