"Actor: John Candy"

  • Little Shop Of Horrors [1986]Little Shop Of Horrors | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £8.61 (160.04%)   |  RRP £13.99

    A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant...

  • Cool Runnings [1994]Cool Runnings | DVD | (22/01/2001) from £2.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (401.34%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Based on an improbable but true story, Cool Runnings concerns the Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Director Jon Turteltaub (Phenomenon) does a fine job with both the absurdity of the situation (the athletes had never even seen snow) and the passion behind it (their desire to compete and win). John Candy, in one of his last roles, is touching as a disgraced coach who seizes the opportunity to work with the Jamaicans as a chance for redemption. The bobsled scenes look good and the races are exciting. The climax, which is entirely unexpected, takes the film to a wholly different level, even if events in the story don't quite match the facts. --Tom Keogh

  • Splash [1984]Splash | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Splash was big news in 1984. It was the sole reason for a renewed Disney Studios forming its Touchstone Pictures subsidiary. This was so they could get away with displaying Daryl Hannah's nude bottom! It was also big news for launching the film career of Tom Hanks, who immediately became a massive box-office comedy draw in the 80s. For Ron Howard, it was the breakaway success that guaranteed he'd be able to pursue as diverse a directorial career path as he wanted to. It's a simple romance tale, spiced up by making the female lead a mermaid. The stroke of brilliance in the script was in making the comedy happen around the two leads, while letting them believably convey they are hopelessly lost in love. The comedy comes from the ever-reliable John Candy as a larger-than-life womanising older brother, and Eugene Levy as a scatty scientist. Although New York looks a little different today, the movie has hardly aged at all. Which is just as well since it boldly begins "This morning." On the DVD: Splash offers a transfer that has some defects, but colours and dark areas seem just about right. We're spoiled for extras, with a warmly nostalgic Howard joining a key production crew commentary in reminiscing on how much fun they had making the movie. There's a half-hour documentary ("Making a Splash") interviewing everyone involved, including some archival footage of the late Candy. Best of all are the original Audition Tapes for Hanks and Hannah, which reveal the consummate professionals these once-hungry stars really are. --Paul Tonks

  • The Rescuers Down Under  (Disney) [1990]The Rescuers Down Under (Disney) | DVD | (28/01/2002) from £5.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    The Rescuers Down Under isn't a quickie, direct-to-video sequel, cashing in on the success of the original 1977 animated hit about adventurous mice, but a full-blown theatrical effort. This time around, Bernard (voice of Bob Newhart) is trying to pop the question to Bianca (Eva Gabor) when they're summoned to Australia, where a young boy has been kidnapped by a pallid, grey-faced poacher (who looks like and is voiced by George C. Scott). Wilbur, a chatterbox of an albatross (John Candy, replacing the late Jim Jordan's character Orville), and Jake (Tristan Rogers), a kangaroo mouse--Bernard is jealous of the dashing rodent--assist the Rescuers in saving the day and imparting a mild environmental message. The film opens with an absolutely breathtaking aerial sequence--this was made near the beginning of Disney's animation renaissance--so impressive it would seem the story, literally, has nowhere else to go but down. However, some smart gags, excellent animation and rollicking adventures ensue. So why isn't it better known? It had the bad luck to open, in 1990, opposite another kids' film--Home Alone. --David Kronke

  • Uncle BuckUncle Buck | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother's kids effectively. The late actor scores big points resurrecting elements of his more decadent persona from SCTV days, but he also has some persuasively touching, sentimental moments. Hughes's direction is not as focused as it was only a few years before, but there's no mistaking his touch. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, production notes, biographies, Dolby sound, optional Spanish and French soundtracks. --Tom Keogh

  • The Great OutdoorsThe Great Outdoors | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    When an unannounced uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation the result is anything but restful. It's a vacationer's worst nightmare as wheeler-dealer Aykroyd his sexually repressed wife and eerie twin daughters 'join' the easygoing Candy and his straight-laced clan for a season of 'fun' in the sun. Unfortunately the only thing these two in-laws have in common is their intense dislike for each other. Soon it's brother-in-law against brother-in-law in an uproarious and hilarious fight to the finish to see which one really knows how to enjoy 'The Great Outdoors'.

  • Uncle Buck Blu-RayUncle Buck Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (28/09/2020) from £14.35   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    John Candy stars in this John Hughes comedy as an idle, good-natured bachelor who's left in charge of his nephew and nieces during a family crisis. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. But his carefree style doesn t impress everyone, including Tia (Jean Kelly), his rebellious teenage niece, and Chanice (Amy Madigan), his impatient girlfriend. Uncle Buck is the last person you d think of to watch the kids. But with a little luck and a lot of love, he manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.

  • Planes, Trains And Automobiles [1987]Planes, Trains And Automobiles | DVD | (08/10/2001) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (166.95%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Given the presence of both Steve Martin and John Candy, one would expect this John Hughes comedy to be much, much funnier than it is. Certainly it's not for lack of effort on the part of its stars. Martin is an uptight businessman trying to get home from New York for the holidays. But one thing after another gets in his way--most of it having to do with Candy, a boorish but well-meaning boob who takes a liking to him. Together they travel all over the map; no matter how hard Martin tries to shake him, he can't. But Hughes's writing is never as sharp as it should be and this film winds up being only intermittently humorous. --Marshall Fine

  • The Blues Brothers, The / Blues Brothers 2000 [1980]The Blues Brothers, The / Blues Brothers 2000 | DVD | (26/03/2001) from £5.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (136.61%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Blues Brothers: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd--as "legendary" Chicago brothers Jake and Elwood Blues--brought their "Saturday Night Live" act to the big screen in this action-packed hit from 1980. As Jake and Elwood struggle to reunite their old band and save the Chicago orphanage where they were raised, they wreak enough good-natured havoc to attract the entire Cook County police force. The result is a big-budget stunt-fest on a scale rarely attempted before or since, including extended car chases that result in the wanton destruction of shopping malls and more police cars than you can count. Along the way there's plenty of music to punctuate the action, including performances by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway and James Brown that are guaranteed to knock you out. Keep an eye out for Steven Spielberg as the city clerk who stamps some crucial paperwork near the end of the film. The Blues Brothers 2000: It's hard to ignore the sad and conspicuous absence of the late John Belushi, but this long-delayed sequel still has Dan Aykroyd to keep the music alive. Once again, Elwood's trying to reunite the original Blues Brothers Band, and this time he's got a strip-joint bartender (John Goodman) and a 10-year-old orphan named Buster (J Evan Bonifant) joining him at centre stage. It's a shameless clone of the first film, and nobody--especially not Aykroyd or director John Landis--seems to care that the story's not nearly as fun as the music. Of course there's a seemingly endless parade of stunts, including a non-stop pileup of police cars that's hilariously absurd, but what really matters here--indeed, the movie's only saving grace--is the great line-up of legendary blues musicians. Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Junior Wells, Eric Clapton, BB King, Jonny Lang, Eddie Floyd and Blues Traveler are among the many special guests assembled for the film, and their stellar presence makes you wonder if the revived Blues Brothers shouldn't remain an obscure opening act. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Brewster's Millions [Blu-ray]Brewster's Millions | Blu Ray | (06/06/2016) from £7.25   |  Saving you £12.74 (175.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    He's had some good performances in supporting parts, but Richard Pryor's major film roles, including Brewster's Millions, never managed to captured his comic brilliance the way his concert films did--proving that magic isn't something you can bottle. This 1985 film is no exception, even though it was directed by Walter Hill three years after he turned Eddie Murphy into a film star with 48 Hours. The seventh film reworking of a warhorse stage play, this film stars Pryor and John Candy as a pair of minor-league baseball players whose best days are behind them. Then Pryor is informed that he's just inherited a fortune--300 million dollars. But it comes with a condition: he must spend 30 million dollars in one month, with a number of rules about how much he can spend at one time and how many of any one thing he can buy. Both Pryor and Candy were at the top of their comedy games at this point, but were utterly failed both by ham-handed direction and a script that left them higher and drier than seems humanly possible, given the comic talents involved. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com

  • Uncle Buck [1989]Uncle Buck | DVD | (22/01/2001) from £12.97   |  Saving you £3.01 (30.16%)   |  RRP £12.99

    John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother's kids effectively. The late actor scores big points resurrecting elements of his more decadent persona from SCTV days, but he also has some persuasively touching, sentimental moments. Hughes's direction is not as focused as it was only a few years before, but there's no mistaking his touch. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, production notes, biographies, Dolby sound, optional Spanish and French soundtracks. --Tom Keogh

  • Home Alone [1990]Home Alone | DVD | (27/11/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! Written and produced by John Hughes this madcap slapstick adventure features an all-star supporting cast including Catherine O'Hara and John Heard as Kevin's parents Joe Pesci and Daniel Stem as the burglars and John Candy as the Polka King of the Midwest.

  • Spaceballs [Blu-ray] [1987]Spaceballs | Blu Ray | (19/03/2012) from £8.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (11.12%)   |  RRP £9.99

    May the farce be with you in this hysterically funny space oddity, created by comic genius Mel Brooks, that will send you into hyperspace with fits of laughter! Lampooning everything from Star Wars to Star Trek, this outrageous send-up of epic sci-fi movies is full of cosmic crazies who score eight trillion on the laugh-meter! Fearless - and clueless - space heroes Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half man/half dog sidekick Barf (John Candy) wage interstellar warfare to free Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil clutches of Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis). On the way to the rescue - in their Winnebago - they confront the huge, gooey Pizza the Hutt (voice of Dom DeLuise), sassy robot Dot Matrix (voice of Joan Rivers) and a wise little creature named Yogurt (Brooks), who teaches them the mystical power of The Schwartz in order to bring peace - and merchandising rights - to the entire galaxy!

  • Home Alone Red Tag Boxset [DVD]Home Alone Red Tag Boxset | DVD | (10/09/2008) from £12.21   |  Saving you £-2.96 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Home AloneHome Alone- Eight-year-old Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! Written and produced by John Hughes (101 Dalmatians), this madcap slapstick adventure features an all-star supporting cast including Catherine O'Hara and John Heard as Kevin's parents, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as the burglars, and John Candy (Planes, Trains and Automobiles) as the 'Polka King of the Midwest'. Home Alone 2: Lost In New YorkKevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) is back! But this time he's in New York City - with enough cash and credit cards to turn the big apple into his own playground! But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist. Kevin's ready to welcome them with a battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! Home Alone 3The US Air Force has a new secret weapon - and he's only eight years old! From comedy legend John Hughes comes this hilarious, action packed hit. A band of international crooks has hidden a military computer chip inside a toy car, but an airport mix-up lands it in the hands of whiz-kid Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz) who's home alone with the chicken pox in a quiet Chicago suburb. When the criminals zero in on Alex's house with their high-tech gadgetry, madness and mayhem kick into high gear as the pint-sized hero defends himself against the bumbling bad guys - armed with an outrageous array of ambushes and booby traps! Home Alone 4It's tough being nine. Tougher still is spending Christmas with dad (Jason Beghe) at his new girlfriend Natalie's (Joanna Going) mansion even though it's loaded with all the techno-gadgets any kid could hope for! But this Christmas, Kevin (Michael Weinberg) is really in hot water again, and so are Marv (French Stewart) and his sidekick (Miss Pyle), who are trying to rob Natalie's house! With funnier and more high-tech, crime-stopping wizardry at his disposal than ever, Kevin just might finally put these crooks on ice forever - and keep his parents together while he's at it - in this uplifting, hilarious comedy the whole family is sure to love!

  • Spaceballs [1987]Spaceballs | DVD | (09/07/2001) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    May the farce be with you in this hysterically funny space oddity created by comic genius Mel Brooks that will send you into hyperspace with fits of laughter! Lampooning everything from 'Star Wars' to 'Planet Of The Apes' and 'Alien' this is an outrageous send-up of epic sci-fi movies. Fearless and clueless space heroes Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man/half-dog sidekick Barf (John Candy) wage interstellar warfare to free Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil clutches of Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis). On the way to the rescue in their Winnebago they confront the huge gooey Pizza The Hutt (voiced by Dom De Luise) sassy robot Dot Matrix (voiced by Joan Rivers) and a wise little creature named Yogurt (Mel Brooks) who teaches them the mystical power of 'The Schwartz' in order to bring peace - and merchandising rights - to the entire galaxy!

  • Brewster's Millions [1985]Brewster's Millions | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £4.22   |  Saving you £3.03 (102.36%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Brewster (Pryor) a lowly pitcher with the minor league Hackensack Bulls baseball team suddenly is left $300 million by a distant relative. But there's a catch; he must spend $30 million in thirty days without having any assets to show for it. And if he reveals it to a soul the real reason why he's throwing away all his cash he will forfeit everything! So aided and abetted by his team mate Spike (Candy) and a stream of hangers-on Brewster begins a spending spree that would bring a

  • Once Upon A Crime [DVD]Once Upon A Crime | DVD | (05/12/2016) from £7.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    An out of work actor (Richard Lewis) and a just-jilted woman (Sean Young) find they are competing to return a lost dachshund to it's owner and collect the $5,000 reward. They go from Rome to Monte Carlo together but when they find the owner, he has been murdered and they are the prime suspects, along with a compulsive gambler (John Candy) and a hideous American (James Belushi).

  • John Hughes 5 Movie Collection [Blu-ray] [2021] [2020]John Hughes 5 Movie Collection | Blu Ray | (08/03/2021) from £35.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    PRETTY IN PINK - Andie is a high school girl from the other side of town. Blane's the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom. As fast as their romance builds, it's threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure. Written and produced by John Hughes, this essential ˜80s movie comes newly remastered for Blu-ray by director Howard Deutch. FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF - High-schooler Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are skipping school by taking a wild romp through Chicago, in one of the greatest comedy films of all time. So, barf up a lung, forge a sick note from the parents, and tag along on the infinitely quotable, always entertaining classic written and directed by John Hughes. PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES - Turning from coming-of-age teens to the adult peril of making it home for the holidays, filmmaker John Hughes creates one of his most outrageous, and heartfelt, comedies in this tale of an uptight advertising executive (Steve Martin) reluctantly partnered with an obnoxious yet lovable salesman (John Candy). Their adventure, which includes various modes of transportation, is a non-stop series of hilarious mishaps and mistakes. SHE'S HAVING A BABY - FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY! It seems only yesterday that Jake and Kristi were two crazy single kids in love. Now they're two crazy married adults in transition, balancing work, parental expectations, and tuna casserole. But Kristi just got some news that really ought to make things interesting she's having a baby. It's an irresistible John Hughes comedy about the labor of life. SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL - FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY! Before they could stand together, they had to stand alone. Writer/Producer John Hughes and director Howard Deutch (PRETTY IN PINK) reteam for another unforgettable romantic comedy of unconditional, but sometimes unclaimed, love in the time of teen angst.

  • Spaceballs (Special Edition) [1987]Spaceballs (Special Edition) | DVD | (09/05/2005) from £9.46   |  Saving you £11.79 (143.78%)   |  RRP £19.99

    May the farce be with you in this hysterically funny space oddity created by comic genius Mel Brooks that will send you into hyperspace with fits of laughter! Lampooning everything from 'Star Wars' to 'Planet Of The Apes' and 'Alien' this is an outrageous send-up of epic sci-fi movies. Fearless and clueless space heroes Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man/half-dog sidekick Barf (John Candy) wage interstellar warfare to free Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil clu

  • Rookie Of The YearRookie Of The Year | DVD | (03/01/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Chicago Cubs needed a miracle... They got Henry Rowengartner. Twelve-year-old Henry Rowengartner suffers a broken arm whilst showing off at school and is shocked to discover that with the plaster off he can now throw like a professional pitcher!

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