John Candy

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  1. pocofan

    pocofan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Saw a few movies with John Candy recently. Kind of forgot just how good he was.
  2. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Senior Member

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    Plains, Trains & Automobiles is one of my favorites, Uncle Buck is good also.
  3. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    If I could spend the day with anyone he'd be near the top of the list.
  4. The Hud

    The Hud Go Chiefs!

    Big fan of the big man!

    The Great Outdoors is probably my favorite of his.
  5. ries

    ries Forum Resident

    I still miss him, jup Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Canadian Bacon, great outdoors.
  6. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    My favorite of his roles has to be Tom Hanks's brother in Splash, especially when he yelled at his brother "I'll never be that happy!"
  7. wayne66

    wayne66 Forum Resident

    His work on SCTV makes him one of the all time greats. I was in high school during that time and a buddy and I would do our impressions of Johns characters on SCTV. Comic genius. Loved him in Stripes as well.
  8. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia
    he was gone way too soon
  9. Jerrika

    Jerrika Mysterious Ways

    Plains, Trains and Automobiles was my favorite.
  10. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    "I'm Harry, the guy with a snake on his face!"
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  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I love UNCLE BUCK...great re-watch value for me...John was a gem...I love him in everything he was in...from Second City TV.
  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    I went to a Chicago area film production show yesterday, and learned that Second City now has the Harold Ramis Film School, founded by his widow.
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  13. porieux

    porieux plook me now you savage rascal

    SF Bay Area
    I cracked up when I heard his voice in Heavy Metal
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  14. FredV

    FredV Senior Member

    Only The Lonely with Maureen O’Hara is my favorite John Candy Film.

  15. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Wow! I don't remember that one at all. I'll have to check it out.
  16. Karnak

    Karnak "81, 82, 83, 84..."

    My Christmas Eve is never complete without revisiting LaRue disconsolately wandering the snowy main drag of Melonville.
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  17. pdenny

    pdenny 20-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
  18. Hyacinth House

    Hyacinth House Forum Resident

    Mine too, I’ll never forget Dell Griffith. There was just so much depth to that character, he deserved a award nomination for that role. I didn’t see the ending coming.
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  19. joelee

    joelee Senior Member

    Now the greatest film but I loved him in Summer Rental.
  20. unclesalty

    unclesalty Rzzzzz!

    I thought he was great as Don the talking horse in “Hot to Trot”

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  21. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    And remember, May the good lord take a liking to you and blow you up real good!
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  22. LaserKen

    LaserKen Forum Resident

    Avon, Indiana
    Includes a great scene at old Comiskey Park.
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  23. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    Don't forget John as the Wally World guard in Vacation


    The Illinois State Police detective in The Blues Brothers
  24. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I knew him from SCTV and a bunch of silly stuff before I saw this, but this was the first time I thought, "wow, he can really act!"

    Tons of great movies featuring his acting since then, my favorites include Uncle Buck, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and Only the Lonely. Him and Maureen O'Hara in that one was a highlight for both of their careers.
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  25. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    "We're in a truck!"
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