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Hostage for a Day (1994)

PG | | Comedy | TV Movie 25 April 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 loses his life savings (stolen by his wife). He has only one ... See full summary »

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John Candy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Wendt ... Warren Kooey
John Vernon ... V.D. Regan
Robin Duke ... Elizabeth Kooey
Pj Torokvei Pj Torokvei ... Ronny
Kathleen Laskey ... Jackie
Don Lake ... Lt. Sneed
Currie Graham ... Hondo
John Hemphill John Hemphill
Christopher Templeton Christopher Templeton ... Diane St. Clair
Walter Alza ... Ramon
Rick Bennett Rick Bennett ... Caretaker
Vic Cummings Vic Cummings ... T.V. Anchor Paul
Monika Deol ... Monica Etheridge
Jack Duffy Jack Duffy ... SWAT Three
Peter Ferri ... Derelict Madman
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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 loses his life savings (stolen by his wife). He has only one thing on his mind: Alaska. Written by Andreas Magnusson <am@wineasy.se>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lieber Alaska als diese Frau See more »

Filming Locations:

Aurora, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the movie was filmed in Aurora Ontario, John Candy was born in York Region. See more »

Alternate Versions

Available on VHS in a "director's cut" and re-rated PG-13. See more »

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If you thought you'd get John Candy...think again
20 December 1998 | by honestySee all my reviews

Why on earth John Candy let himself be associated with this loser of a picture is beyond me. The plot is simple and it is rife with possibilities for great humour but it doesn't take advantage of them. George Wendt is not the greatest actor that ever hit the screen but his years at Cheers should have taught him how to create a laugh...apparently they did not. He is so un-funny at times it hurts. I wanted to get up and deliver the line the way it could have been but...well. At any rate if you're looking for a good sit-down to watch a good comedy and maybe have a beer...don't drink the beer too fast, I suspect you'll be on your way out to the store for another movie and you shouldn't drive intoxicated!


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