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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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Storyline

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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,358,940
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ethan Phillips and Robert Picardo would subsequently star in Star Trek: Voyager (1995) as Neelix and The Doctor respectively. See more »

Goofs

Harlow says the wagon train will leave at "noonish." When they actually set out, the shadows and the color of the ambient light imply that it is late in the day. See more »

Quotes

[the wagon train is outside St. Louis]
Big Snake That Makes Women Faint: Goodbye, my friends. Remember, if you're ever in my country again, I'll have to kill you.
[laughter]
Big Snake That Makes Women Faint: I'm serious.
[laughter stops]
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Soundtracks

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner
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I (Native American) had lots of laughs watching it.
4 August 2001 | by PinataMamaSee all my reviews

Wagons East was a fun movie. I love the premise of settlers going "back east", principally, because I'm Native American. It was almost like watching a Mel Brooks' movie, not one stereotype was left untouched. John McGinley, who played Julian, is one of my favorite actors. He has an amazing range. However, it's too bad that this was John Candy's last film. You can that he didn't enjoy the shoot and that he wasn't feeling well. I recommend it.


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