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John Candy

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SCTV (TV Series)SCTV (TV Series) (Second City TV) (1976-1983)
Feat. John Candy, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy
Somewhat ahead of its time, this classic media satire consisted of mock broadcasts from an obscure Canadian TV Station 'Second City TV', located in…
Silent Partner, TheSilent Partner, The (1978) Aro Favourite
Dir. Daryl Duke
Feat. Elliott Gould, Susannah York, Christopher Plummer
A clever twister about a bank heist during the Christmas season involving crafty teller Elliot Gould and psychotic hoodlum Christopher Plummer. A…
StripesStripes (1981)
Dir. Ivan Reitman
Feat. Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates
In a moment of weakness and despair, a slobbish Bill Murray enlists in the US Army and spends the rest of the movie humourously regretting the…
National Lampoon's VacationNational Lampoon's Vacation (1983) Recommended
Dir. Harold Ramis
Feat. Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, John Candy
Inaugurating a series that would yield two more vacations/sequels, this moderately amusing gagfest follows the travails of Chevy Chase and family as…
VolunteersVolunteers (1985)
Feat. Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson
Broad eighties comedy stars a fresh–faced Hanks as a upper class snob who joins the peace corps in Thailand in order to escape his gambling…
Summer RentalSummer Rental (1985)
Dir. Carl Reiner
Feat. John Candy, Richard Crenna, Kerri Green
A half–decent, though critically–panned, comic vehicle for John Candy in which the big man plays an overworked air–traffic…
Planes, Trains and AutomobilesPlanes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Recommended
Dir. John Hughes
Feat. Steve Martin, John Candy
Well–matched comic coupling Steve Martin and John Candy go astray in the Midwest transport system. Reliably funny "mature" comedy is a pleasant…
SpaceballsSpaceballs (1987)
Dir. Mel Brooks
Feat. Rick Moranis, Mel Brooks, John Candy
A rollicking and fairly successful Mel Brooks take–off of STAR WARS and the space–opera genre, with Rick Moranis irresistibly hilarious…
Broadcast NewsBroadcast News (1987) Recommended
Dir. James L. Brooks
Feat. Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Albert Brooks
Superb TV newsroom dramedy in which vacuous newsreader Hurt and neurotic reporter Brooks compete for the attentions of Holly Hunter.
Great Outdoors, TheGreat Outdoors, The (1988)
Dir. Howard Deutch
Feat. Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Annette Bening
Dan Akroyd and John Candy are brothers–in–law who ruin each other's family vacation in this John Hughes production which exemplifies…

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