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Wagons East (1994)

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In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.

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In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.

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They came, they saw, they changed their minds.


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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apo pou pane gia tin Agria Dysi parakalo?  »

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$4,358,940 (USA)
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John Candy didn't want to make the film, but was contractually obligated to do it. See more »

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While Harlow and Larchmont are fighting, the camera cuts to, among other events, a woman giving birth. The baby is withdrawn from the womb without an umbilical cord. See more »

Quotes

[an outlaw gang is holding up the bank]
Ben Wheeler: This is the third time this month. You really should give the depositers a chance to build up their accounts.
[he hands the outlaw leader the bank's account books and his eyeshade]
Ben Wheeler: Good luck.
Desperado Leader: Hey! I got a job!
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Referenced in John Candy: Comic Spirit (2005) See more »

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Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner
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Great fun, tinged with great sadness for John Candy's last hurrah
11 November 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

A lady enters a bar somewhere in the wild west. She looks very refined and is, in fact, seeking the man who bought her as a mail-order bride. When she learns a group of men pooled their monies together, she sits down at the bar and orders whiskey. Chalk up one more disillusioned traveler to the land beyond the Mississippi. Phil (Richard Lewis) and others are also fed up with the harsh living conditions. Why don't they all get a wagon train to go back to civilization? They find a wagon train leader (John Candy) who says he's the man to take them across the mountains, prairies and whatever other terrain is necessary to see the good life again. But, he is harboring a big secret. Also, once news goes to St. Louis that people are heading in the wrong direction, an army officer vows to keep these people from telling others how bad it really is. The Indians, however, may be happy indeed that settlers are leaving their territories! From bathroom stops in the bushes to campfire revelations between the manly men, this journey has it all. Can it succeed? This movie is fun, fun, fun, as the Beach Boys say. There is so much to spoof about the rough and tumble western frontier that the humor is never forced and gives way to many a giggle. The scenery is quite beautiful and the film sports an authentic look. Most of the actors are fine but Candy, who died during the filming and whose part was digitally completed, never seems like himself. His usual go-for-broke spirit is just not present. That said, the film still works beautifully and is a great view for any Saturday night of fun. If you love Candy, however, be prepared to cry a few tears for his loss from the world which dearly loved him.


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