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Wagons East (1994)

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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Joe Bays ...
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Abe Ferguson (as Abe Benrubi)
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Douglas Carlson ...
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Constance Taylor
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Elder (as Bill Daydodge)
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Clayton Ferguson
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Harry Bob Ferguson
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Reporter
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Little Feather
Stuart Proud Eagle Grant ...
White Cloud (as Stuart Grant)
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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 died during filming. His few remaining scenes were either not filmed, or were filmed using a stand-in, then re-written not to involve him. His second bar sequence re-uses footage from his earlier bar sequence. See more »

Goofs

Julian fires a warning shot into Slade's belly, then he walks away. When the camera cuts to a close view from Slade's hip, you can see Julian quickly turn around moments before Slade reaches for his gun, too soon for this shot, as though he'd heard Slade pull his gun. See more »

Quotes

Julian Rogers: I'd like to recommend one of my favorite authors to you - a woman named Jane Austen. This is a writer of just wonderfully exquisite prose. And, of course, as ou can see, it's a big damn book. Oh, "Pride and Prejudice". Harry Bob, I think you're going to get more than a run for your money out of this one.
Harry Bob: How much?
Julian Rogers: Well, I think two dollars is a fair price.
Harry Bob: Really.
Julian Rogers: Uh-huh.
Harry Bob: How much for just "Pride"?
Julian Rogers: Well, actually, one does hate to break up the set.
Harry Bob: All right, but I got to test it first.
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Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner
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1 November 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

"Wagons East" was a big disappointment for me. But the saddest thing about this movie is that it turned out to be John Candy's last film role (he died just before shooting was completed on this). There are only a few laughs throughout this western spoof, and for a comedy that doesn't cut it. If you want to see a uproarious spoof of western movies, the answer is obvious. See Mel Brooks' classic "Blazing Saddles". Or if you want to see Candy in much better material, see "Summer Rental", "Spaceballs", or "Uncle Buck" (just to name a few). These three movies (as well as others) shows us what a great comic actor he was. Unfortuneately, "Wagons East" does not. What a shame!

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