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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,358,940

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,200,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character 'John Slade' is a reference to 'Cactus Jack Slade' in The Villain (1979), played by Kirk Douglas. 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'm going back west.
Belle: What could be there for you?
Julian Rogers: San Francisco.
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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 HenryDee8See 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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