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Wagons East (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Western  |  26 August 1994 (USA)
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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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Abe Ferguson (as Abe Benrubi)
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Douglas Carlson ...
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Melinda Culea ...
Constance Taylor
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Bud Davis ...
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Elder (as Bill Daydodge)
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Clayton Ferguson
David Dunard ...
Harry Bob Ferguson
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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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Trivia

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

According to the movie, the land rush occurs during Ulysses S. Grant's presidency, which ran from 1869-1877. However, it shows a Pony Express rider delivering a message to Slade. The Pony Express existed from April 1860 to October 1861. See more »

Quotes

The Chief: [in Sioux] Untie them, Little Feather.
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The Chief: [in Sioux] Ah, my son.
[waves his hand in front of his crotch]
The Chief: [in Sioux] Untie them, Big Snake That Makes Women Faint!
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Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner
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Better than they say, really....
20 October 2001 | by (CAUSA) – See all my reviews

B'leve it or not, most people said this was a sad, sad, movie. Well, I'm here to tell ya I really liked it.

My former teacher reccomended it to my mother....she said she thought I would like it.... so my Mom brought it home, ostensibly for my little sister, and I watched it that night while everyone else was gone, because I really like John Candy and I recently fell in love with Richard Lewis (in "Once Upon a Crime" believe me it doesn't happen often) Anyway, I wasn't particularly expecting a funny movie, but I liked the premise, and then it started and I about died laughing. Candy is distinctly uncomfortable during it, something understandable, and the movie definitely pulls no punches. But even so, all the actors had such great comic presence.... I'm not usually a laugh out loud person, and so the only parts I laughed at was the revelation of Harlow's secret (I';m no snitch, I won't tell you what it is) and ensuing conversation, and the Big Tough General Larchmont asking for a bedtime story, and Lewis's conversation with his kids....amounting to the sort of things that would go on in a regular, modern-day car ride when you have a son and a daughter. But the biggest surprise: Lewis himself. Here we have a guy with a big chin and buggy eyes, who always appears as himself, constantly has shoulder-length greasy hair, and one of the oddest smiles since the days of Chico Marx.... and here we have me, laughing at him. Go figure. I love Chico Marx too.


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