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Wagons East!
Wagons East
Actors: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi, Jill Boyd, Douglas Carlson
Director: Peter Markle
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy
PG-13     2002     1hr 47min

Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 04/20/2004 Run time: 107 minutes Rating: Pg13

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Actors: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi, Jill Boyd, Douglas Carlson
Director: Peter Markle
Creators: Barry Rosen, Gary M. Goodman, Jeffrey Silver, Jim Davidson, Lynwood Spinks, Jerry Abrahamson, Matthew Carlson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/18/2002
Original Release Date: 08/26/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 08/26/1994
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 7
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Ken D. (allthatjazz) from OOLTEWAH, TN
Reviewed on 1/14/2012...
One of the worst films ever, Richard Lewis is anything but funny and neither is the script. This is hardly anything on the scale of Blazing Saddles, it should have been scrapped.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Grace G. from CUBA, NM
Reviewed on 4/22/2010...
Really funny movie with good actors. It'll make you laugh.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 9/1/2009...
Anything with John Candy in it has to be funny, and this is hilarious.
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
David M. (daveyboomer) from HENDERSONVLLE, NC
Reviewed on 7/9/2009...
This was the last film John Candy did befor passing...Richard lewis is helarious..and the reviewers say: "It's an over-the-top Western spoof in the "Blazing Saddles" tradition, and I agree
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Bravo, Derek!
emmacheyenne | 01/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now, I'm aware of the fact that there are a multitude of reviewers who called this movie "contrived" and "tiresome," even "lame" in some instances. True it is that the sad event of the death of John Candy during filming does not justify the film as worth your hard-earned American or Canadian dollars. However, there is a light in the movie shining through the dust left by the weak jokes and overdone western hijinx: young Vancouver native Derek Senft in the role of Jeremiah Taylor. Senft delivers a performance on par with those of Anna Paquin in The Piano and Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. Any child who has lived in the west and is forced to move back east could find inspiration in the young boy's perseverance, wonderful attitude, and love for his family, especially those moving in a horse-drawn wagon or its modern counterpart, the station wagon.In conclusion, I advise you to rent or buy this movie. Put it in your VCR, press play, and then immediately press fast forward. As soon as you see the shining smile and auburn hair of the young actor Senft, however, release the button, and revel in one of the finest acting performances by a Canadian boy from the 20th century."
"Do you have a really big book?"
bernie | Arlington, Texas | 04/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A hand full of citizens of various occupations and orientations realize the west is not all it is cracked up to be. They decide to go back east, but to do this they will need a skilled and knowledgeable wagon master. Who should stumble in but the best wagon master in the west, James H. Harlow (John Candy). Naturally there is a money grubbing cabal apposed to this move and they will stop at nothing to throat the "Wagons East" plan.

Well designed with a select group of actors that never overplayed their parts. The consumes and scenes here exceptionally good for the comedy. The Indians look like Indians and the floozies look floozy. The film is jam packed with one liners.
B. R. Oberg | Prime Material Plane | 06/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"...This is one funny movie. This is not a movie where a sterling acting performance convinces you that an actor is a different person, or where some fundamental truth aboot human nature is revealed. This is a movie where you laugh your [head] off because of dialog about moccasins, quitters, and big. . . fat. . . books. And if the scene with the insanely effiminate bookstore owner is revealed to be a hardcore bad [dude] doesn't just slay you then you have deep issues. This is one of the great sleeper movies of the 90s'."