Sunday, September 30, 2012

Day 279

movie: Gung Ho
starring: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe
genre: Drama
year: 1986
format: TV EDIT

plot: When an American car company is bought out by a Japanese firm, their employees must learn to work together in order to rebuild the factory and save a town

This is one of those classic movies from the 1980's that fights for the underdog and has him win with little consequence.
It starts off with an attitude of our ways are better then your ways,  on both sides of the scale and ends up with everyone sort of bending to reach their goals.

It also came out at a time when so many of the movies were designed to stick it to corporations. The idea that everyone was tired of being treated like a piece of equipment and needed to remind their bosses that they were humans.

what do I think i learned from this film?
Team work and trust are the only way things will improve, but at the same time if you do not respect yourself, how are you suppose to function as part of a good team?  Life can be too short to give all of yourself to something that is only suppose to supply you with basics.  You need to find the balance in life that allows you to be really you.

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