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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)  »

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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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Slade loses his glasses during the cliff scene. They mysteriously reappear soon after. See more »

Quotes

Billy: [while Julian is washing his back] So, what brought you out west, Julian?
Julian Rogers: Oh, the men. I heard it was just plumb full of them.
Billy: Men?
[pause]
Billy: Oh, because men read more books than women.
Julian Rogers: Uh, yeah.
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Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner
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Dedicated to John Candy
30 July 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

the movie says on the box, and at the beggining of the credits, "Dedicated to the memory of John Candy". I must say John Candy was probably my favorite comedian, and still is. This movie was a little under rated, but it was still one of his lesser films. Sadly he passed away during filming, you see he was in it until the end of the film, his character was not just dropped, I think they probably were going to do some more editing to the film to make it better, but he passed away so they had to produce what they had, a somewhat unfinished film. Towards the end of his career his comedies really started going downhill. Although I liked Canadian Bacon, Harry Crumb, Wagons East, and films like these were just a bit, well stupid. Like I said Wagons East wasn't all that bad, but it's nothing compared to his best-planes trains and automobiles, or Uncle Buck(I've commented on both of those as well). I just wish when planes and trains 20th anniversary finally comes up, they'll re-release it on DVD with forgotten scenes, and a special dedication video to John Candy, same with Uncle Buck. John Candy was a great and it's too bad this was dedicated to his memory, because I think if he's watching down on us, he's as sad as I am. Anyway, the plot of the movie is After a town by the name of Prosperity, decides the west isn't what it's cracked up to be, they decide to move back east. They find a Wagon master named Harlow(Candy) to lead them back. They must survive Indians, starvation/no water,hired guns, and more,as the comedy builds up to an okay climax. 2 and a half stars out of 5, it's a good movie to rent out, but while you're at it, rent out some of Candy's best films too. I also dedicate this comment,to the memory of John Candy


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