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Lawrence Whatley Bourne III (Character)
from Volunteers (1985)

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Volunteers -- Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where is assigned to build a bridge for the local villagers with American-As-Apple-Pie WSU Grad Tom Tuttle and the beautiful and down-to earth Beth Wexler. What they don't realize is that the bridge is coveted by the U.S. Army, a local Communist force, and a powerful drug lord. Together with the help of At Toon, the only English speaking native, they must fight off the three opposing forces and find out what is right for the villagers, as well as themselves.

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Lawrence Bourne III


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  1. Volunteers (1985) Played by Tom Hanks (as Lawrence Bourne III)

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From Volunteers (1985)
John Reynolds: Bourne? Hey, I got a telegram about you.
[Reads telegram]
John Reynolds: You must have some kind of pull back home.
Lawrence Bourne III: Well, we do like to consider Washington our back yard.
John Reynolds: Yep; never seen anything like it. Waiver of training, physical, background check; immediate assignment to the Peace Corps at Loon Ta.
Lawrence Bourne III: What! Loon Ta! You mean I'm in the Peace Corps? There, there must be some mistake!
Tom Tuttle: Hey, Larry, you going to Loon Ta? So am I.
Lawrence Bourne III: Wait a minute, don't tell me he's going too!
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