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Volunteers (1985)

R
107 min | Comedy

1962, after Yale graduation, womanizing Lawrence flees a gambling debt that his rich dad won't pay. He takes his roomie's place as Peace Corps Volunteer in Thai Golden Triangle with 2 other PCVs. Will he survive 2 years?
Writers
Keith Critchlow (story) | Ken Levine (screenplay) | David Isaacs (screenplay)
Cinematographer
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James L. Schoppe (as James Schoppe)
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Opening weekend
$5,184,360
Gross (US & Canada)
$19,875,740
Gross (World)
$19,875,740
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Release date
Aug 16, 1985 (United States)

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28 cast members
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Tom Hanks
Lawrence Bourne III Lawrence Bourne III   See fewer
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John Candy
Tom Tuttle from Tacoma Tom Tuttle from Tacoma   See fewer
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Rita Wilson
Beth Wexler Beth Wexler   See fewer
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Tim Thomerson
John Reynolds John Reynolds   See fewer
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Gedde Watanabe
At Toon At Toon   See fewer
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George Plimpton
Lawrence Bourne Jr. Lawrence Bourne Jr.   See fewer
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Ernest Harada
Chung Mee Chung Mee   See fewer
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Allan Arbus
Albert Bardenaro Albert Bardenaro   See fewer
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Xander Berkeley
Kent Sutcliffe Kent Sutcliffe   See fewer
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Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Cicero (as Ji-Tu Cumbaka) Cicero (as Ji-Tu Cumbaka)   See fewer
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Guillermo Río
Sumo Guard (as Guillermo del Rio) Sumo Guard (as Guillermo del Rio)   See fewer
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Jacqueline Evans
Aunt Eunice Aunt Eunice   See fewer
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Pamela Gual
Tammy the Stewardess Tammy the Stewardess   See fewer
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Philip Guilmant
Yale President (as Phillip Giulmant) Yale President (as Phillip Giulmant)   See fewer
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Chick Hearn
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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Virginia Kiser
Evelyn Bourne Evelyn Bourne   See fewer
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Clyde Kusatsu
Souvanna Souvanna   See fewer
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Jude Mussetter
Bootsy Winder Bootsy Winder   See fewer
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Carlos Romano
Beatty Beatty   See fewer
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Shakti Chen
Lucille (as Shakti) Lucille (as Shakti)   See fewer
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Professor Toru Tanaka
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Lonnie Wun
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Doris Day
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rock Hudson
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John F. Kennedy
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5.5 / 10 | 7,996 votes