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John Candy
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Date of Birth: Oct 31, 1950

Country: Canada

Biography: John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto, Ontario branch of The Second City, its related Second City Television series, and in his role in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was that of Del Griffith, the loquacious, on the move shower curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 46 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (46) | Director (1) | Writer (1)
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Canadian Bacon (1995)
The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada. (imdb)
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Hostage for a Day (1994)
Warren Kooey is a man who's tired of his current life; a witch of a wife, a boss who complains about everything he does and looses his lifesavings (stolen by the wife). He has only one thing on his mind: Alaska... (imdb)
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Wagons East (1994)
In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east. (imdb)
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Cool Runnings (1993)
Based on the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics.
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Rookie of the Year (1993)
When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, they panic and become fugitives. Other victims of misfortune also become suspects, as the plot twists and luck and judgment desert everyone. (imdb)
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Boris and Natasha (1992)
The cartoon world has ever seen are now actually...real characters, as fearless leader orders Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale off to the United states where they experience the American way of life, high-fashion fame for Natasha, treacherous double agents, ruthless killers, exploding potatoes, and a mysterious man with terrible taste in shoes. They find themselves knee-deep in a secret assassin operation, topped with exploding potatoes and the temptations of capitalism. (IMDb)
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Only the Lonely (1991)
A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker. (imdb)
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Career Opportunities (1991)
Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home... (imdb)
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Nothing But Trouble (1991)
A businessman finds he and his friends the prisoners of a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion. (imdb)
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Delirious (1991)
A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show. (imdb)
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JFK (1991)
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story (imdb)
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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
The RAS agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher (imdb)
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Home Alone (1990)
An eight year-old, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars. (imdb)
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Masters of Menace (1990)
The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in the back of the pick-up truck and the tight-butt lawyer in the front, their craving for beer combined with lack of manners will disturb quite a few people wherever they go, including the police. (imdb)
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Harry is the latest generation of the Crumbs, famous and extremely talented detectives. Unfortunately, talent seems to have skipped a generation, and Harry is reduced to "gumshoe" work at a remote branch of the Crumb detective agency. Back at headquarters, Crumb executive Elliot Draison hatches an evil plan, which requires the inclusion of an incompotent detective... (imdb)
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Speed Zone! (1989)
Our racers are back for a third time in Speed Zone, a continuation of cannonball run 1 and 2. It's the illegal race that takes place over the United States. Nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who will not even finish? Sit down and buckle up for the ride of your life. (imdb)
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Camp Candy (1989)
Camp Candy (1989) - TV Series
Comedian John Candy runs a summer camp. (imdb)
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Uncle Buck (1989)
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister (imdb)
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The Great Outdoors (1988)
A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. (imdb)
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Hot to Trot (1988)
Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago. (imdb)
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
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Spaceballs (1987)
Planet Spaceball's President Scroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
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Armed and Dangerous (1986)
A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union. (imdb)
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. (imdb)
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Brewster
A minor league baseball player has to waste $30m in 30 days in order to inherit $300m; however he's not allowed to tell anyone about the $300m deal. (imdb)
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Volunteers (1985)
Tom Hanks stars as Lawrence, a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out... (imdb)
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Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985)
After being evicted from Sesame Street, Big Bird begins a long adventure wandering the country. In the mean time, his friends search for him to bring him back. (imdb)
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The Last Polka (1985)
Mockumentary following an aging polka band on its last tour. (imdb)
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Summer Rental (1985)
Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters... (imdb)
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Splash (1984)
A man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (imdb)
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Vacation (1983)
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the WallyWorld theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. (imdb)
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Going Berserk (1983)
A drummer/chauffeur engaged to a congressman's daughter encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding. (imdb)
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It Came from Hollywood (1982)
Popular comedians watch and give comments about the worst and silliest films from Hollywood. (imdb)
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Stripes (1981)
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.
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Heavy Metal (1981)
A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror (imdb)
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (imdb)
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Double Negative (1980)
A photographer is now in a mental institution because after he got back from a dangerous assignment in the Middle East he found his wife raped and murdered. His mistress manages to get him released and then asks a private detective to keep an eye on him in case he flips out again. Trouble brews when the dead wife's lover, who knows the truth about how she died, wants some remuneration for his silence. (All Movie Guide)
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1941 (1979)
Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (imdb)
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Lost and Found (1979)
A college professor (George Segal) and an English divorcee (Glenda Jackson) meet and marry while on a vacation in France. When the bride returns home she finds life less than rosey as the jungle of academia unfolds and the mirth of marriage fades. (imdb)
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The Silent Partner (1978)
This is an imaginative plot, yet one with which the viewer can readily identify. A bank teller is held up at gun point in his bank. Luckily for him he receives a clue that this is going to occur and diverts most of the cash into his own safety deposit box, leaving only a nominal amount for the crook. The ruse works well, but for the fact that the crook resents the fact that he has been outsmarted...
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The Clown Murders (1976)
A killer targets trick-or-treaters on Halloween. (imdb)
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Find the Lady (1976)
Three kidnapping plots simultaneously target the same young woman. (imdb)
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SCTV (1976)
SCTV (1976) - TV Series
The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way. (imdb)
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Tunnel Vision (1976)
A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the careers of some of the greatest comedians of all time. (imdb)
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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975)
In this Canadian comedy, a husband sleeps with his ex-wife on a weekly basis. The busy woman also has time to get involved with an aspiring politician whose career is on the rise. (OVGuide)
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