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The Best Of John Candy On SCTV VHS
Here's a Candy sampler that's low in calories and high in laughs! The comic giant is spotlighted in some of his best bits, skits and impersonations from "SCTV," along with series co-stars like Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short. See John as 3-D impresario Dr. Tongue, TV host Johnny LaRue, sex shop mogul Harry (the guy with the snake on his face), Divine and more. 62 min.

Blumpoe The Grumpoe Meets Arnold The Cat/Millions Of Cats VHS
John Candy on Jean Davies Okimoto's "Blumpoe" and James Earl Jones on Wanda Ga'g's "Millions" are the narrators for a double feature of cat tales.

The Blues Brothers (Letterboxed Version) VHS
Also available in a theatrical, widescreen format.

1941 (Director's Cut) VHS
Also available in a restored version, as edited by Spielberg, in a theatrical, widescreen format. 146 min.

The Blues Brothers (Letterboxed Version) VHS
Also available in a theatrical, widescreen format.

John Candy: The 8th Annual HBO Young Comedians Special VHS
The late, great John Candy hosts this compilation of the hottest young comics of the day. Among the rising comic talents here are Dana Carvey, Carol Leifer, "Politically Incorrect's" Bill Maher, Paula Poundstone and "Mystery Science Theatre 3000's" Joel Hodgson. 60 min.

The Best Of John Candy's Big City Comedy, Vol. l VHS
Features Billy Crystal, Martin Mull, Diana Canova, Margaret Trudeau and Fred Willard.

The Best Of John Candy's Big City Comedy, Vol. 2 VHS
Features Fred Willard, Steve Landesburg, Martin Mull, Betty White and MacLean Stevenson.

The Best Of John Candy's Big City Comedy, Vol. 3 VHS
Features Jimmy Walker, MacLean Stevenson, Rita Moreno, Meadowlark Lemon and Conrad Bain.

The Best Of John Candy's Big City Comedy: Set VHS
Before "Second City TV," comic John Candy hosted this hilarious TV show from his homeland of Canada. Featuring a host of comedy legends, the show offered Candy at his best, writing and performing skits that showed the ingenuity that was to come later on "SCTV" and in movies. Volume 1 includes Billy Crystal, Martin Mull and Fred Willard; Volume 2 includes Steve Landesberg, Martin Mull and McLean Stevenson; Volume 3 includes Jimmy Walker, Rita Moreno and Meadowlark Lemon. 165 min. total. NOTE: Individual volumes available at $14.99.

Good Idea(1975) VHS
Dirt-poor artist Anthony Newley loses golddigger wife Stefanie Powers to a rich uptown bore and, with help from Isaac Hayes, hatches a nutty kidnap and extortion scheme to win her back. John Candy plays a manic policeman in his first film role. AKA: "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time." 90 min.

Find The Lady(1976) VHS
Inept New York detectives John Candy and Lawrence Dane, reprising their roles from "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time," run into shootouts, car chases and confrontations with female impersonators when they try to nab a kidnapper in this wild romp. Mickey Rooney also stars. AKA: "Call the Cops," "Kopek and Broom." 79 min.

1941(1979) VHS
Steven Spielberg's monumental comedy, based on a true incident, about the war panic that erupted in Southern California after a Japanese sub was spotted off the coast six days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Stars John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Ned Beatty, Nancy Allen, Robert Stack and many others; written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale ("Back to the Future"). 118 min.

The Silent Partner(1979) VHS
Great thriller with Elliott Gould as a bank clerk who uses his branch's robbery by "Santa Claus bandit" Christopher Plummer to stash away an extra $50,000 for himself in a safety deposit box. The scheme works, until Plummer learns of the discrepancy and comes looking for Gould. Susannah York, John Candy also star. 103 min.

The Blues Brothers(1980) VHS
Bringing their "SNL" characters to the big screen, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are Jake and Elwood Blues, two ex-con, music-loving brothers out to reunite their old band so they can raise money to save the Chicago orphanage where they grew up. Filled with wild car chases and songs from such guest stars as James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, John Landis' high-octane comedy also stars John Candy, Carrie Fisher. 133 min.

The Blues Brothers(1980) VHS
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd bring their "SNL" characters to the big screen, playing Jake and Elwood Blues, two ex-con, music-loving siblings out to reunite their old band so they can raise money to save the Chicago orphanage where they grew up. Filled with wild car chases and songs from such guest stars as James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, John Landis' high-octane comedy also stars John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson. Special video version includes 17 minutes of extra footage and interviews with Aykroyd and Landis. 133 min.

Stripes(1981) VHS
Ten-hup! Bill Murray deserves a salute for his maniacal performance as a nutty army recruit who turns the military upside down. It's funny.. .that's the fact, Jack! John Candy, Warren Oates, Harold Ramis, John Larroquette, Sean Young co-star. 105 min.

Heavy Metal(1981) VHS
One of the most requested titles at Movies Unlimited is this cutting-edge animated adventure inspired by the popular fantasy magazine. The fantastic stories, which revolve around the powers of a mysterious orb, include a futuristic cab driver, a sword-swinging warrior, a Pentagon secretary abducted by a UFO, and a doomed B-17 pilot. John Candy and Joe Flaherty contribute voices; music by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick and others. 90 min.

It Came From Hollywood(1982) VHS
An outlandish look at some of the worst films ever made! Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Cheech and Chong and Gilda Radner host this compilation film featuring awful horror movies, outrageous exploitation yarns and even a tribute to Ed Wood, the notorious director of "Plan 9 from Outer Space." 80 min.

National Lampoon's Vacation(1983) VHS
Join Chevy Chase and family on a madcap vacation trek through the U.S. On this trip, everything happens: cars go out of control, beautiful model Christie Brinkley shows up, along with John Candy, and relatives prove weirder than you'd ever think. Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid. 93 min.

Splash(1984) VHS
Tom Hanks is a lonely bachelor in New York; Daryl Hannah is the mystery woman who brings romance into his life. What he doesn't know is that she's a mermaid! John Candy and Eugene Levy co-star in this hilarious and touching comedy/fantasy from director Ron Howard. 109 min.

Summer Rental(1985) VHS
Heavyweight comedy star John Candy plays a harassed family man whose Summer beach vacation turns into a nightmare in this slapstick hit. Co-stars Rip Torn, Karen Austin and Richard Crenna; directed by Carl Reiner. 88 min.

Brewster's Millions(1985) VHS
Think it's easy being a millionaire? Wait 'til you see Richard Pryor try to spend a fortune in 30 days, in order to gain a huge inheritance, only to find it's easier to make money than to lose it. Hilarious version of the Hollywood comedy classic also stars John Candy and Lonette McKee. 97 min.

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird(1985) VHS
Call the FBI! Big Bird has left Sesame Street to live with other birds, and the Muppet gang are out to bring him back. Delightful comedy for kids of all ages also stars Bert, Ernie, Oscar, Grover and the Count, with cameos by John Candy, Sandra Bernhard, Chevy Chase, Waylon Jennings and other humans. 88 min.

Volunteers(1985) VHS
Ivy League playboy Tom Hanks gets more than he bargained for when he joins the Peace Corps in order to avoid massive gambling debts. Riotous "third world" comedy also stars, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson. 107 min.

Armed And Dangerous(1986) VHS
"SCTV" alumni John Candy and Eugene Levy reunite as two bumbling security guards whose investigations into a local mob boss could make their future very insecure. Crazy comedy also stars Robert Loggia, Meg Ryan, Kenneth McMillan. 88 min.

Little Shop Of Horrors(1986) VHS
The film of the off-Broadway musical of the horror movie spoof...hilarious, tuneful story of a nerd and his man-eating plant stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin and Levi Stubbs (of Four Tops fame) as the voice of Audrey II. Songs include "Suddenly Seymour," "Mean Green Mother from Outer Space." 94 min.

Really Weird Tales(1986) VHS
The stars of "SCTV" reunite for this funny send-up of fantasy anthology programs. Martin Short is a lounge lizard whose success with ladies has a bizarre cause; John Candy is a real estate hustler from beyond the stars; and Catherine O'Hara is a lady whose lovers spontaneously blow up (real good!). 85 min. This tape is previously viewed. Manufacturer: HBO/Cannon Video. Box condition: B. Tape appearance: B.

Planes, Trains And Automobiles(1987) VHS
Every holiday traveller's worst nightmares come to life in this comic odyssey from John Hughes. Steve Martin's struggle to get from New York to Chicago for Thanksgiving is made worse by overbearing lout John Candy, whose presence he can't escape. And remember, "Those aren't PILLOWS!" 93 min.

Spaceballs(1987) VHS
Such a long time ago, in a galaxy so far away, you don't want to think about it...Mel Brooks lines the "space opera" genre up in his sights and fires away! See Winnebagoes in space, the villainy of Pizza the Hut, and Brooks as Yogurt, master of the Schwartz. Rick Moranis, John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, Bill Pullman star. 96 min.

The Great Outdoors(1988) VHS
When John Candy takes his family up to the woods for a peaceful vacation, he doesn't count on the obnoxious clan of brother-in-law Dan Aykroyd tagging along. Stephanie Faracy, Chris Young and Annette Bening co-star. 91 min.

Hot To Trot(1988) VHS
Poor Bob Goldthwait is about to be bounced from the family brokerage business by his greedy stepfather when a fateful encounter with a talking horse changes his life (well, wouldn't it change yours?). With Dabney Coleman, Virginia Madsen, and John Candy as the voice of Don. 83 min.

Who's Harry Crumb?(1989) VHS
Hefty John Candy, that's who, as an arrogant-but-inept private detective who stumbles into the perfect test for his skills, a clumsy kidnap and murder plot that's about as transparent as Johnny La Rue's "Jumping For Dollars." Annie Potts, Jeffrey Jones co-star. 87 min.

Uncle Buck(1989) VHS
When they leave town for an extended visit, a staid yuppie couple reluctantly taps the family failure, loud and raunchy Uncle Buck, to babysit their under-nurtured brood in the third extra-large hit from director John Hughes and comedy juggernaut John Candy. Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin also star. 100 min.

Home Alone(1990) VHS
Wild slapstick comedy and sentiment highlight the adventures of 10-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) as he tries to protect his house from a pair of ornery burglars after he's been mistakenly left behind by his family, who are on their way to Paris for Christmas vacation. Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara and John Heard star in this smash hit from John Hughes and Chris Columbus. 100 min.

The Rescuers Down Under(1990) VHS
That intrepid pair of mouse adventurers, Bernard and Miss Bianca, journey via "albatross express" to Australia to help free a young boy and his eagle pal from the clutches of a villainous poacher. With the voices of Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy and George C. Scott. 90 min.

Only The Lonely(1991) VHS
A charming romantic comedy with some serious moments from the "Home Alone" team of Chris Columbus and John Hughes. John Candy is an unmarried Chicago cop who falls for a lonely mortuary cosmetician (Ally Sheedy). Humor and problems arise when Candy's acerbic Irish mother (played by Maureen O'Hara, in her first screen role in 20 years) intervenes. Anthony Quinn, James Belushi co-star. 102 min.

Career Opportunities(1991) VHS
John Hughes wrote and produced this comedy about a young man who takes a job as a department store custodian and gets locked in his first night on the job. He soon discovers that the town beauty has been locked in, too, and the two go on a storewide romp before two crooks arrive on the scene. Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly and William Forsythe star. 83 min.

Delirious(1991) VHS
When TV soap writer John Candy wakes up from a bump on the noggin, he finds himself trapped in the fictional town he's created, able to change events via his typewriter, and caught in a love triangle with Emma Samms and Mariel Hemingway. Offbeat, Mittyesque comedy also stars David Rasche, Raymond Burr. 96 min.

Nothing But Trouble(1991) VHS
Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, John Candy and Demi Moore team up for this outrageous farce. A dim-witted New York Yuppie couple are stopped for running a stop sign in a bizarre, run-down village where the demented, 106-year-old justice of the peace sentences them to death! Aykroyd also scripted and directed. 94 min.

JFK(1991) VHS
Oliver Stone's controversial account of the Kennedy assassination stars Kevin Costner as New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who charges a local businessman with involvement in a highly-placed conspiracy that led to the president's death. Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pesci, Donald Sutherland, Gary Oldman and Sissy Spacek co-star in this explosive film. 189 min.

Once Upon A Crime(1992) VHS
All-star caper farce stars John Candy, Richard Lewis, James Belushi, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young, George Hamilton and Giancarlo Giannini romping through Europe in a wild-and-wacky story about a prized canine and the mysterious murder of its owner. 94 min.

Boris And Natasha(1992) VHS
Hokey smoke! Those bumbling bad guys from "Rocky and Bullwinkle," Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, have fled Pottsylvania and defected to America...or have they? Dave Thomas and Sally Kellerman play the erstwhile cartoon crooks in this slapstick spy spoof. With Andrea Martin, Alex Rocco. 88 min. This tape is previously viewed. Manufacturer: Academy Entertainment Inc. Box condition: B. Tape appearance: B.

Cool Runnings(1993) VHS
Loosely based on the real-life formation of the first Olympic bobsled team from Jamaica, this funky farce follows the exploits of an injured sprinter who is forced to find another event to compete in for the 1988 Olympics. The event turns out to be bobsledding, and he hires a down-and-out coach (John Candy) to teach his hapless comrades the sport. Leon, Doug E. Doug star. 98 min.

Wagons East!(1994) VHS
Slapstick reverse-frontier saga stars John Candy as an alcoholic wagon master called on to lead disgruntled settler Richard Lewis and the townsfolk of Prosperity back to the happier environs of St. Louis. Along the route, the wagon train encounters hired guns, Indians and more. Ellen Greene, John C. McGinley and Robert Picardo also star. 107 min.

Canadian Bacon(1995) VHS
In writer/director Michael Moore's ("Roger and Me") zany political comedy, U.S. president Alan Alda and his staff try to boost a sagging post-Cold War economy (and Alda's popularity) through claims of a planned armed invasion by Canada. The plan works, until Niagara Falls sheriff John Candy and his pals launch a "pre-emptive strike" and create an international incident. Rhea Perlman, Rip Torn, Kevin Pollak also star. 95 min.

Tunnelvision [DVD](1976) DVD
1941 [DVD](1979) DVD
The Blues Brothers [DVD](1980) DVD
Stripes [DVD](1981) DVD
Heavy Metal [DVD](1981) DVD
National Lampoon's Vacation [DVD](1983) DVD
Brewster's Millions [DVD](1985) DVD
Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird [DVD](1985) DVD
The Great Outdoors [DVD](1988) DVD
Uncle Buck [DVD](1989) DVD
Career Opportunities [DVD](1991) DVD
Delirious [DVD](1991) DVD
Heavy Metal (1981)/Heavy Metal 2000 [DVD](2000) DVD
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