John Candy

John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto, Ontario branch of The Second City, its related Second City Television series, and in his role in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was that of Del Griffith, the loquacious, on the move, shower curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Candy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Uncle Buck (1989)

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Buck Russell, a lovable but slovenly bachelor, suddenly becomes the temporary caretaker of his nephew and nieces after a family emergency. His freewheeling attitude soon causes tension with his older niece Tia, loyal girlfriend Chanice and just about everyone else ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  John Candy  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Amy Madigan  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

Buck Russell, a lovable but slovenly bachelor, suddenly becomes the temporary caretaker of his nephew and nieces after a family emergency. His freewheeling attitude soon causes tension with his older niece Tia, loyal girlfriend Chanice and just about everyone else ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  John Candy  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Amy Madigan  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

1941 (1979)

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

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

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

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

Armed and Dangerous (1986)

After policeman Frank Dooley is framed for theft and loses his job on the force, he joins a security guard agency and teams up with inept former defense lawyer Norman Kane. When the two botch a job guarding a local warehouse, they begin to uncover corruption within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Robert Loggia  •  Meg Ryan

After policeman Frank Dooley is framed for theft and loses his job on the force, he joins a security guard agency and teams up with inept former defense lawyer Norman Kane. When the two botch a job guarding a local warehouse, they begin to uncover corruption within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Robert Loggia  •  Meg Ryan

Boris and Natasha (1992)

The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Martin Smith
CAST:  John Travolta  •  John Candy  •  Sally Kellerman  •  John Calvin

The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Martin Smith
CAST:  John Travolta  •  John Candy  •  Sally Kellerman  •  John Calvin

Canadian Bacon (1995)

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war with Canada.  (more)

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

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war with Canada.  (more)

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

Career Opportunities (1991)

Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave town but is disoriented. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room. She awakens to find herself locked in the store overnight with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  John Candy  •  Frank Whaley  •  Dermot Mulroney

Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave town but is disoriented. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room. She awakens to find herself locked in the store overnight with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  John Candy  •  Frank Whaley  •  Dermot Mulroney

Class of '44 (1973)

Sequel to "Summer of '42" reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and other unsavory college ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  Gary Grimes  •  Jerry Houser  •  Oliver Conant  •  Deborah Winters

Sequel to "Summer of '42" reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and other unsavory college ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  Gary Grimes  •  Jerry Houser  •  Oliver Conant  •  Deborah Winters

Cool Runnings (1993)

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When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.  (more)

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

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.  (more)

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

Double Negative (1980)

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susan Clark  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Howard Duff

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susan Clark  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Howard Duff

Delirious (1991)

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

DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Emma Samms  •  Raymond Burr

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

DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Emma Samms  •  Raymond Burr

Find the Lady (1976)

Two hoodlums, Trigger (Mickey Rooney) & Leo (Dick Emery) are hired by the unscrupulous J.K. (Peter Cook) to kidnap his niece Victoria (Alexandra Bastedo). The daughter of a wealthy businessman has been kidnapped, and the chief of police, under a lot of pressure to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Trent
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Peter Cook  •  Lawrence Dane

Two hoodlums, Trigger (Mickey Rooney) & Leo (Dick Emery) are hired by the unscrupulous J.K. (Peter Cook) to kidnap his niece Victoria (Alexandra Bastedo). The daughter of a wealthy businessman has been kidnapped, and the chief of police, under a lot of pressure to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Trent
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Peter Cook  •  Lawrence Dane

Going Berserk (1983)

John Bourgignon, a drummer/chauffeur engaged to the daughter of a United States senator encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters in the days leading up to his wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Steinberg
CAST:  John Candy  •  Joe Flaherty  •  Eugene Levy  •  Alley Mills

John Bourgignon, a drummer/chauffeur engaged to the daughter of a United States senator encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters in the days leading up to his wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Steinberg
CAST:  John Candy  •  Joe Flaherty  •  Eugene Levy  •  Alley Mills

Heavy Metal (1981)

The embodiment of ultimate evil, a glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with bizarre stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sabella  •  Jimmy T. Murakami  •  John Bruno  •  Pino Van Lamsweerde  •  Gerald Potterton  •  John Halas  •  Barrie Nelson  •  Harold Whitaker  •  Jack Stokes  •  Julian Harris
CAST:  Rodger Bumpass  •  Jackie Burroughs  •  Joe Flaherty  •  Harold Ramis

The embodiment of ultimate evil, a glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with bizarre stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sabella  •  Jimmy T. Murakami  •  John Bruno  •  Pino Van Lamsweerde  •  Gerald Potterton  •  John Halas  •  Barrie Nelson  •  Harold Whitaker  •  Jack Stokes  •  Julian Harris
CAST:  Rodger Bumpass  •  Jackie Burroughs  •  Joe Flaherty  •  Harold Ramis

Home Alone (1990)

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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 burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his ...  (more)

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

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 burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his ...  (more)

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

Hot to Trot (1988)

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 gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.  (more)

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

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 gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.  (more)

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

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975)

Sweeney (Anthony Newley) is a playwright on a career decline. He spends much of his time wheedling money and beer out of his artistic friend Moriarty (Isaac Hayes). One of his few highlights is weekly sex with his ex-wife Georgia (Stefanie Powers). She is remarried ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Trent
CAST:  Anthony Newley  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Isaac Hayes  •  Lloyd Bochner

Sweeney (Anthony Newley) is a playwright on a career decline. He spends much of his time wheedling money and beer out of his artistic friend Moriarty (Isaac Hayes). One of his few highlights is weekly sex with his ex-wife Georgia (Stefanie Powers). She is remarried ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Trent
CAST:  Anthony Newley  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Isaac Hayes  •  Lloyd Bochner

JFK (1991)

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Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Levi Stubbs  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Levi Stubbs  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia

Lost and Found (1979)

While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go. First their cars collide. Then they smash into one another on a ski slope, each breaking a leg. In between numerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  George Segal  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Hollis McLaren

While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go. First their cars collide. Then they smash into one another on a ski slope, each breaking a leg. In between numerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  George Segal  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Hollis McLaren

Masters of Menace (1990)

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 the coffin in the back of the pick-up truck and the tight-butt lawyer in the front, their ...  (more)

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

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 the coffin in the back of the pick-up truck and the tight-butt lawyer in the front, their ...  (more)

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