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Volunteers (1985)

R
107 min | Comedy

Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...See moreLawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where is assigned to build a bridge for the local villagers with American-As-Apple-Pie WSU Grad Tom Tuttle and the beautiful and down-to earth Beth Wexler. What they don't realize is that the bridge is coveted by the U.S. Army, a local Communist force, and a powerful drug lord. Together with the help of At Toon, the only English speaking native, they must fight off the three opposing forces and find out what is right for the villagers, as well as themselves. Written by Michael Silva See less
Writers
Keith Critchlow (story) | Ken Levine (screenplay) | David Isaacs (screenplay)
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James L. Schoppe (as James Schoppe)
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$ 5,184,360
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$ 19,875,740
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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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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
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Rock Hudson
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John F. Kennedy
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5.5 / 10 | 7,513 votes