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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.

Director:

Peter Markle

Writers:

Matthew Carlson (screenplay), Jerry Abrahamson (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Bays ... River Townsman
Abraham Benrubi ... Abe Ferguson (as Abe Benrubi)
Jill Boyd Jill Boyd ... Prudence Taylor
John Candy ... James Harlow
Douglas Carlson Douglas Carlson ... Bar Patron
Melinda Culea ... Constance Taylor
Ryan Cutrona ... Tom
Bud Davis ... Desperado Leader
Billy Daydoge Billy Daydoge ... Elder (as Bill Daydodge)
Thomas F. Duffy ... Clayton Ferguson
David Dunard David Dunard ... Harry Bob Ferguson
Steve Eastin ... Bartender
Roger Eschbacher ... Reporter
Rodney A. Grant ... Little Feather
Stuart Proud Eagle Grant 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apo pou pane gia tin Agria Dysi parakalo? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,802,878, 28 August 1994

Gross USA:

$4,412,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,412,297
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ends with "Dedicated to the memory of John Candy". 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

James H. Harlow: Well?
Big Snake That Makes Women Faint: Bad news. Big trouble.
James H. Harlow: Let's just keep that to ourselves.
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Ben Wheeler: What's news?
Big Snake That Makes Women Faint: Cavalry's coming. They come to stop you.
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Referenced in John Candy: Comic Spirit (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner
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Dedicated to John Candy
30 July 2001 | by MovieAddict2016See 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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