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Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 15 May 1981 (USA)
The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »

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Gus Trikonis

Writers:

Barry Schneider (screenplay), Jeffrey Bernini (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hays ... Frank Macklin
Barbara Hershey ... J.M. Halstead
David Keith ... Harry Meade
Tim Thomerson ... Ray Binkowski
Eddie Albert ... Samuel Ellison
Penelope Milford ... Lenore Meade
Charlie Rich Charlie Rich ... Hooker
Martin Mull ... Dick Ebersol
Art Carney ... Charlie Pickett
David Allan Coe David Allan Coe ... Mooney
Lacy J. Dalton Lacy J. Dalton ... Mooney's Wife
Royal Dano ... Beeber
Bruce M. Fischer ... Jimmy
Virgil Frye ... Cleach
James Karen ... Loomis
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The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main company in his hometown. At first his old buddies are reluctant to have him as new boss, but since he can't save all of them from the severe changes, the climate soon changes. Then he learns that he increased the profit so much, that his bosses have decided to resell his brewery profitably to an incompetent Texas oil millionaire. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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...Robert Hays hasn't had this much fun since "Airplane"! See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert B. Chandler: Uncredited, the creator of the Bigfoot monster truck as the flagman at the start of the race. See more »

Quotes

Ray Binkowski: It's the battle of the luxury cars. Lincoln Continental and American know-how and skill against the German machine.
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Connections

Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus the Ring (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Bigfoot Theme
Music by Billy Sherrill
©1981 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. & Algee Music Corp. (BMI)
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A lost gem of a movie.
27 November 2006 | by mackthespoonSee all my reviews

I was surprised to see the low ratings from the few people that had written reviews of this movie. I remember Siskel and Ebert giving this film a glowing review when it came out. They were absolutely right, it was perfectly cast, and it captured a moment in time perfectly. The cast was stellar, especially Eddie Albert. I think since the title of the movie comes from a goofy song, people expect somekind of lighthearted romp. The movie is funny, but not in a cheap, obvious way. It's a very thoughtful film, sort of a dramady.

If you're looking for something to watch where you can just turn you brain off and laugh at fart jokes, leave this one on the shelf and rent Dumb and Dumber. But if you want to see a witty and intelligent comedic film, then check this one out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,569,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,569,027
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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