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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 »

Director:

Gus Trikonis

Writers:

Barry Schneider (screenplay), Jeffrey Bernini (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apáñatelas como puedas See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,569,030
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Production Co:

Cinema Group Ventures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The make, model and color of the monster truck was a blue 1974 Ford F-250 pick-up truck with the front end of a 1979 version and named "Bigfoot". 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 Nikki: Take This Job and Love It (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Bigfoot Theme
Music by Billy Sherrill
©1981 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. & Algee Music Corp. (BMI)
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Much ado about nothing
12 May 2005 | by lightninboySee all my reviews

This movie is much ado about nothing. But, then, what could you expect out of Dubuque, Iowa, where nothing ever happened except the filming of F.I.S.T.? The early 1980s was a big beer-drinking time, though, with everyone partying and being an urban cowboy. This movie is basically a chance to see an early version of Bob Chandler's Bigfoot (before he was such a monster) and hear some country music. It's kind of a lighthearted, fun, partying romp. In fact, the writer very well could have written this movie in a state of intoxication. There's a scene where Robert Hays's character is supposed to throw a beer can into a trash can. Duh! Iowa beverage cans had a 5 cent deposit on them. This must have been written by someone from out of state!


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