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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,802,878, 28 August 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,358,940
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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

After Harlow and Larchmont are done fighting, Julian refers to Harlow as "James Aloysius Harlow." The character's name is "James H. Harlow", as written on his telescope and mentioned by other members of the wagon train. See more »

Quotes

Billy: [after Julian finishes with his back] Thanks a lot.
[turns around, notices Julian's hard-on]
Billy: Wow, Julian. Look at you. Did you see a mermaid?
[Julian blushes and giggles]
Billy: Man, cold water usually has the opposite effect on me.
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Soundtracks

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner
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Candy's last movied was pretty good - despite critics
13 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I actually quite enjoyed this movie. It was by no means John Candy's best but it was certainly better than we expected. Perhaps that's why I disagree with what most critics say.

Perhaps I love it for sentimental reasons knowing that Candy died just before the movie was completed. Nonetheless we had a good laugh and I do recommend this as a good pop corn movie.

The main premise of the movie is that there are a group of individuals in a small western town that have had it with "The Code" of the west. They hire a drunken guide (Candy) to take them back east and thus starts the comedy of errors as they go against the grain.

Admittedly the acting is only fair at best, but then again most of these characters are comedians do a pretty good job of playing off each other.


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