Before he made the likes of Apollo 13 (1995), Ron Howard directed this small but often enjoyable comedy.
When car factory foreman Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice, Batman) persuades a Japanese auto firm to reopen his hometown’s defunct auto factory, he’s a hero. But when the Japanese hire him to enforce their ultra-efficient policies among his American co-workers, he goes from hero to zero in seconds flat.
Michael Keaton is a deft hand at comedy, and he is capably supported by George Wendt (Cheers) and Coen brothers regular John Turturro.
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