Search results for "John Candy"


Hostage for a Day (1994) RT Audience 8%

DVD release: Sep 1994

Warren Kooey is a man who's tired of his current life; a witch of a wife, a boss who complains about everything he does and looses his lifesavings (stolen by the wife). He has ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • TV movie
DIRECTION:  John Candy
CAST:  George Wendt  •  John Vernon  •  Robin Duke  •  Pj Torokvei

Uncle Buck (1989) RT 64% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 1998

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  John Candy  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Amy Madigan  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

1941 (1979) RT 32% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Mar 1999

It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

Canadian Bacon (1995) RT 14% / Audience 53%

DVD release: May 2001

Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Moore
CAST:  John Candy  •  Alan Alda  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Kevin Pollak

Wagons East! (1994) RT Audience 31%

DVD release: Jun 2002

After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers including an ex-doctor Phil Taylor (Lewis), a prostitute Belle (Ellen Greene), and homosexual bookseller Julian (John C. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Joe Bays  •  Abraham Benrubi  •  Jill Boyd  •  John Candy

Cool Runnings (1993) RT 75% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2001

Cool Runnings is an American film from director Jon Turteltaub from 1993 about the first Jamaican Olympic bobsled team.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Leon Robinson  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Rawle D. Lewis  •  Malik Yoba

Rookie of the Year (1993) RT 39% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Jan 2002

12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Daniel Stern
CAST:  Thomas Ian Nicholas  •  Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine  •  Gary Busey  •  Albert Hall

Once Upon a Crime... (1992)

On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Eugene Levy
CAST:  John Candy  •  James Belushi  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Sean Young

JFK (1991)

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Delirious (1991) RT 44% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Apr 2002

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Emma Samms  •  Raymond Burr




Only the Lonely (1991) RT 62% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Jun 2005

Danny Muldoon (John Candy), a Chicago policeman, still lives with his overbearing mother Rose (Maureen O'Hara). He meets and falls in love with Theresa Luna (Ally Sheedy), ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  John Candy  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Anthony Quinn

Nothing but Trouble (1991) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Jan 1993

While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Dan Aykroyd
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Candy  •  Demi Moore

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) RT 68% / Audience 68%

DVD release: May 1997

A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Crime • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Mike Gabriel  •  Hendel Butoy
CAST:  Bob Newhart  •  Eva Gabor  •  John Candy  •  Tristan Rogers

Home Alone (1990) RT 55% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Joe Pesci  •  Daniel Stern  •  John Heard

Masters of Menace (1990) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Jan 1991

The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Daniel Raskov
CAST:  David Rasche  •  Catherine Bach  •  Tino Insana  •  Lee Ving

Speed Zone (1989) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Dec 1990

An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jim Drake
CAST:  John Candy  •  Donna Dixon  •  Matt Frewer  •  Joe Flaherty

Who's Harry Crumb? (1989) RT 30% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Mar 2000

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Paul Flaherty
CAST:  John Candy  •  Jeffrey Jones  •  Annie Potts  •  Tim Thomerson

Hot to Trot (1988) RT Audience 40%

DVD release: May 2010

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Dinner
CAST:  Bobcat Goldthwait  •  John Candy  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Virginia Madsen

The Great Outdoors (1988)

It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  John Candy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Annette Bening  •  Stephanie Faracy

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) RT 94% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  John Candy  •  Laila Robins  •  Michael McKean