Volunteers [DVD] [1985]

Nicholas Meyer directs Tom Hanks and John Candy in Volunteers, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, and biographies of the cast and crew. This is a fine release from HBO/Rysher.
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Special Features

  • Interactive menus
  • Cast and crew bios
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Multiple subtitle tracks
  • Scene selections


Tom Hanks and John Candy were reunited for the first time since Splash in this period comedy about Peace Corps worker during the optimistic period of the Kennedy presidency. Lawrence Bourne III (Tom Hanks) is an upper-class heel who has to flee the country to escape his gambling debts and so sneaks aboard an airplane filled with Peace Corps volunteers en route to Thailand. On the plane he is befriended by well-meaning Peace Corps worker Tom Tuttle (John Candy). Once in Thailand, the workers become involved with building a bridge, and Lawrence becomes involved with the local Communists, an opium lord, and the CIA. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Lawrence Bourne III
  • John Candy
    John Candy - Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
  • Rita Wilson
    Rita Wilson - Beth Wexler
  • Tim Thomerson
    Tim Thomerson - John Reynolds
  • Gedde Watanabe
    Gedde Watanabe - At Toon

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