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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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Storyline

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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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

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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 »

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Slade loses his glasses during the cliff scene. They mysteriously reappear soon after. See more »

Quotes

[an outlaw gang is holding up the bank]
Ben Wheeler: This is the third time this month. You really should give the depositers a chance to build up their accounts.
[he hands the outlaw leader the bank's account books and his eyeshade]
Ben Wheeler: Good luck.
Desperado Leader: Hey! I got a job!
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Connections

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Cutthroat Island (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Music by Richard Wagner
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The west is too wild for this bunch
1 June 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

It seems perfectly obvious that any number of folks who took Horace Greeley's advice about going west had second thoughts. A lot just weren't cut out for the frontier and I don't doubt many returned east.

It is to those wise souls who knew when to quit that Wagons East is dedicated to. In one of our small western bergs a group makes a collective decision to form a Wagon Train and they hire the inebriated John Candy as their wagonmaster to travel east. Candy himself at first can't quite acclimate to this new thinking but eventually does.

But the notion of heading back east violates the thinking of the establishment and those making a living on the pioneer spirit. At the same time the Indians see this as a good thing. Makes for some strange alliances.

This was John Candy's last film and lucky we got it completed as he died during the making. I'm sure he had hopes of this turning into another Blazing Saddles. That would have taken Mel Brooks's zaniness.

My favorite in the film is the gay bookseller John C. McGinley who went west for the men, but found them a bit rough for his taste. His scene with the naive and hunky Lochlyn Munro is priceless.

Not a comedy masterpiece, Wagons East is still good fun and viewing.


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