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John Candy

John’s career started with comedy sketches on the Canadian TV show “SCTV” but in no time at all Hollywood came calling & John soon established himself as Hollywood’s favorite funnyman. Possibly, his most memorable role was in the John Hughes comedy classic “Uncle Buck” (1989).

John Candy Fact File:

Birth Name: John Franklin Candy 
Date Of Birth: 31st October 1950

Place Of Birth:Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Of Death: 4th March 1994

Place Of Death: Durango, Mexico

Height: 6’ 2”

Spouse: Rosemary Candy (1979 - 1994)

Debut Film: “Class of ‘44” (1973) uncredited

Signature Film: “Uncle Buck” (1989)

Final Film Release: “Canadian Bacon” (1995)

Trivia: It is rumored that John’s voice will be used in the animated feature “The Magic 7” (2004).

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John Candy’s Top 10 Movies on DVD

Splash: 20th Anniversary Edition [DVD](1984) DVD
Tom Hanks is a lonely bachelor in New York; Daryl Hannah is the mystery woman who brings romance into his life. What he doesn't know is that she's a mermaid! John Candy and Eugene Levy co-star in this hilarious and touching comedy/fantasy from director Ron Howard. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary by Howard, others; "making of" documentary; audition footage.

Summer Rental [DVD](1985) DVD
Heavyweight comedy star John Candy plays a harassed family man whose Summer beach vacation turns into a nightmare in this slapstick hit. Co-stars Rip Torn, Karen Austin and Richard Crenna; directed by Carl Reiner. 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer.

Brewster's Millions [DVD](1985) DVD
Think it's easy being a millionaire? Wait 'til you see Richard Pryor try to spend a fortune in 30 days, in order to gain a huge inheritance, only to findit's easier to make money than to lose it. Hilarious version of the Hollywood comedy classic also stars John Candy and Lonette McKee. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; production notes; biographies; trailer.

Volunteers [DVD](1985) DVD
Ivy League playboy Tom Hanks gets more than he bargained for when he joins the Peace Corps in order to avoid massive gambling debts. Riotous "third world" comedy also stars, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson. 107 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; biographies; theatrical trailer; interactive menus; scene access.

Armed And Dangerous [DVD](1986) DVD
"SCTV" alumni John Candy and Eugene Levy reunite as two bumbling security guards whose investigations into a local mob boss could make their future very insecure. Crazy comedy also stars Robert Loggia, Meg Ryan, Kenneth McMillan. 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailers; scene access.

The Great Outdoors [DVD](1988) DVD
When John Candy takes his family up to the woods for a peaceful vacation, he doesn't count on the obnoxious clan of brother-in-law Dan Aykroyd tagging along. Stephanie Faracy, Chris Young and Annette Bening co-star. 91 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; biographies; theatrical trailer.

Uncle Buck [DVD](1989) DVD
When they leave town for an extended visit, a staid yuppie couple reluctantly taps the family failure, loud and raunchy Uncle Buck, to babysit their under-nurtured brood in the third extra-large hit from director John Hughes and comedy juggernaut John Candy. Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin also star. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; biographies.

Cool Runnings [DVD](1993) DVD
Loosely based on the real-life formation of the first Olympic bobsled team from Jamaica, this funky farce follows the exploits of an injured sprinter who is forced to find another event to compete in for the 1988 Olympics. The event turns out to be bobsledding, and he hires a down-and-out coach (John Candy) to teach his hapless comrades the sport. Leon, Doug E. Doug star. 98 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; theatrical trailer.

Canadian Bacon [DVD](1995) DVD
In writer/director Michael Moore's ("Roger and Me") zany political comedy, U.S. president Alan Alda and his staff try to boost a sagging post-Cold War economy (and Alda's popularity) through claims of a planned armed invasion by Canada. The plan works, until Niagara Falls sheriff John Candy and his pals launch a "pre-emptive strike" and create an international incident. Rhea Perlman, Rip Torn, Kevin Pollak also star. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Wagons East! [DVD](1994) DVD
Slapstick reverse-frontier saga stars John Candy as an alcoholic wagon master called on to lead disgruntled settler Richard Lewis and the townsfolk of Prosperity back to the happier environs of St. Louis. Along the route, the wagon train encounters hired guns, Indians and more. Ellen Greene, John C. McGinley and Robert Picardo also star. 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.


“The Best Of John Candy on SCTV” Now on VHS

The Best Of John Candy On SCTV VHS
Here's a Candy sampler that's low in calories and high in laughs! The comic giant is spotlighted in some of his best bits, skits and impersonations from "SCTV," along with series co-stars like Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short. See John as 3-D impresario Dr. Tongue, TV host Johnny LaRue, sex shop mogul Harry (the guy with the snake on his face), Divine and more. 62 min.


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Stripes (1981)
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
Armed And Dangerous (1986)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Career Opportunities (1991)

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