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Hostage for a Day (1994)





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The late comedian John Candy directed this made-for-television black comedy. George Wendt stars as Warren Kooey, a poor slob with a vicious wife and a nasty boss. Wooey wants to escape his miserable existence, so he decides to stage his own kidnapping to get away from his tormentors and find some peace far, far away.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Torokvei
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 21, 1994


George Wendt
as Warren Kooey
Robin Duke
as Elizabeth Kooey
John Vernon
as V.D. Regan
Don Lake
as Lieutenant Sneed
Frank Morgan
as Andrei Petrovich
John Candy
as Yuri Petrovich
Rick Bennett
as Caretaker
Vic Cummings
as TV Anchor Paul
Monika Deol
as Monica Etheridge
Jack Duffy
as SWAT Three
Peter Ferri
as Derelict Madman
Jennie Lévesque
as Girl Diane
David McAree
as Customer
Gene Mack
as SWAT Two
Lawrence Nakamura
as Humble Howie
David Kerman
as Jesus Bonilla
Farzad Sadrian
as Shop Owner
John Townsend
as Young Warren
Trevor Townsend
as Young Ronnie
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I liked John Candy and caught this after he died on Fox 32. Geez, did it suck. I feel bad that a comedy legend like Candy left the planet with a load of stinkers. At least we have some of his classic work.

Rodney Eckrich

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