Average Rating: 4.6/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4
No consensus yet.
Release Date: Aug 16, 1985 Wide
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 8,246
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
Aug 16, 1985 Wide
Mar 13, 2001
Lawrence Bourne III
Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
Lawrence Bourne Jr.
Prof. Toru Tanaka
Guillermo del Rio
Often funny premise, but comedy cast makes it work.
As a satire on the 1960s, the film, directed by Nicholas Meyer, is more sour than silly.
One of the better films from Hanks' minor-league, pre-"Big" career.
No Time After Time or Star Trek 6, but you gotta love Candy.
There are no discussion threads for Volunteers yet.
- Combat ! : The Volunteer / Survival (FR)