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Volunteers [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 3827121
  • Release Date: 02/29/2000
  • Rating: R
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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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 15)

    Special Features


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

    Synopsis


    Volunteers
    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not so much...

      Posted
      BillR
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      Tom Hanks has a career filled with multiple hits as well as a few misses. This is one of those rare misses. Not terribly funny at all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not Impressed

      Posted
      Meatball
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      There was nothing physically wrong with this DVD. It was just the storyline that was awful. I would not recommend it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Tom Hanks film I hadn’t seen

      Posted
      Davidvr
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      Very interesting film that contains a lot of now famous people. If you’re a fan of Tom Hanks is well worth watching

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Movie

      Posted
      Cherjoy
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      Had to return this one, movie was damaged, so sad really wanted to see it and that was the only one they had

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hanks & Candy Movie

      Posted
      OFFICEGAL
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      I loved this movie when it came out a long time ago. Miss the big guy. RIP John.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious

      Posted
      Tupesheduba
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      Very Funny movie. Great for a laugh or three! You'll enjoy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      comedy classic

      Posted
      J1984
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      A true comedy classic Tom hanks and John candy can't go wrong.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      knight
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      This is a very good movie. It was bought because of the cost.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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