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Gung Ho
Gung Ho TV Series Title Card.jpg
Genre Comedy
Created by Edwin Blum
Lowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel
Developed by Paramount Television
Directed by Jeff Chambers
Dick Martin
George Sunga
Art Dielhenn
John Bowab
Randy Carter (first assistant director)
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9
Executive producer(s) John Rappaport
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Original channel ABC
Original run December 5, 1986 – June 27, 1987
Preceded by Gung Ho (film)

Gung Ho was a short-lived TV series, based on the 1986 film of the same name. The series aired on ABC[1] during the 1986-87 season.



Just like in the movie, the TV series followed the exploits of Hunt Stevenson (here, played by Scott Bakula as opposed to Michael Keaton in the movie), a laid-back American employee liaison of a Japanese car company in Hadleyville, Pennsylvania. Much of the humor arose from the abounding clashes between Hunt and the new Japanese plant manager, Kaz Kazuhiro (Gedde Watanabe, who was reprising his role from the movie) while looking for ways to bridge the culture gap between one another.


Besides Watanabe, many of the Japanese actors from the movie reprised their roles for the series. Clint Howard (brother of Gung Ho movie director Ron Howard) was the only caucasian actor from the film to also appear in the TV series.

List of episodes

  1. Pilot
  2. Help Wanted
  3. Line of Credit
  4. Sick and Tired
  5. Talk of the Town
  6. Love Me Tender
  7. Kaz Over Easy
  8. Where the Boys Are
  9. Brother Can You Spare a Dollar?


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