Take This Job and Shove It (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

Take This Job and Shove It (1981)





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Movie Info

A corporate executive is assigned to help improve the efficiency of a small-town brewery in this comedy inspired by the Johnny Paycheck song. When the small town turns out to be his old hometown, however, the executive finds himself torn between his loyalties to his company and his old friends.


Robert Hays
as Frank Maclin
Art Carney
as Charlie Pickett
Barbara Hershey
as J.M. Halstead
Eddie Albert
as Samuel Ellison
David Keith
as Harry Meade
Tim Thomerson
as Ray Binkowski
Martin Mull
as Dick Ebersol
Penelope Milford
as Lenore Meade
Lacy J. Dalton
as Mrs. Mooney
George Lindsey
as Semitruck Driver
Johnny Paycheck
as Man with Hamburgers
Royal Dano
as Beeber
Suzanne Kent
as Charmaine
Joan Prather
as Madelene
Fran Ryan
as Mrs. Hinkle
Brenda King
as Secretary
David Selburg
as Harvard Type
Mary Pat Hennagir
as Patricia Ann
James Whittle
as Installer
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Critic Reviews for Take This Job and Shove It

All Critics (2)

The film is ultimately undone by too many sops to the redneck crowd.

June 26, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

...an uneven piece of work...

July 4, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Take This Job and Shove It


A fun and very funny movie, which at the same time deals with real life social issues at the time too. It's an interesting movie, and I enjoyed it, but it could have been better.

Aj V
Aj V

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