WorldCat Identities

Candy, John

Works: 316 works in 967 publications in 6 languages and 28,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Science fiction films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Screwball comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Singer, Contributor, Printer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Candy
Spaceballs by Mel Brooks( Visual )

64 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parody of epic science fiction movies, especially the original "Star wars" trilogy. Two space bums attempt to rescue a space princess from an assortment of space villains
Planes, trains & automobiles by John Hughes( Visual )

60 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uptight businessman faces disaster after disaster as he tries to get back home in time for his family's Thanksgiving dinner, and along the way is joined by an insane traveling salesman that will not leave him alone. Includes featurette, and deleted scene
Little shop of horrors by Roger Corman( Visual )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this musical, business booms at Mushnik's Flower Shop when an exotic potted plant called Audrey II arrives. People are rushing in to see it--and disappearing
Cool runnings by Jon Turteltaub( Visual )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, this is the comedic saga of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as bobsled racers at the Winter Olympics. With few resources and virtually no clue about winter sports, it's an uphill course for this troupe from the tropics who are sliding on thin ice as they go for the gold in Calgary, Canada. Refusing to let anything stand in their way, these four Jamaicans enlist the help of a down-and-out ex-champion American slider named Irv. Unavoidably drawn back to a sport he had come to loathe, Irv is faced with coaching a team of complete novices. But once committed, he is determined to turn them around and to somehow right the wrongs of his own failed career. It's a bumpy ride but with pride, determination, and dignity, the bobsledders make their impossible dreams come true
Follow that bird( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meddling social worker sends poor Big Bird off to Ocean View, Illinois, for the comforts of family life with his "own kind," the Dodos. But Big Bird is a disaster as a Dodo and, lonely and homesick, he soon sets off on foot for Sesame Street
Uncle Buck by John Candy( Visual )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Buck, an idle good-natured bachelor, is left in charge of his nephew and nieces during a family crisis. While his carefree ways easily charm the younger relatives, he meets more than a little hostility from Tia, his rebellious teenage niece, and Chanice, his impatient girlfriend
The great outdoors by Waldemar Januszczak( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 restive in this raucous comedy
The Rescuers down under by Walt Disney( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Bianca and Bernard race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher
National Lampoon's vacation by Harold Ramis( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Griswolds have planned all year for a great summer vacation. From their suburban Chicago home, across America, to the wonders of Wally World fun park in California, every step of the way has been carefully plotted. Except a few hundred hysterical exceptions
Splash by Ron Howard( Visual )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a workaholic who thinks he will never find love and the mermaid who comes ashore to find him and prove him wrong
Stripes by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Winger loses his apartment, girlfriend and job all in one day, he does what any red-blooded American would do: he joins the army and nearly starts WWIII
The Blues Brothers by John Landis( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and German and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big show. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies than friends along the way
Nothing but trouble( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ghoulish comedy wherein a wrong turn sends two yuppies into Valkenvania, the Twilight Zone of speed traps
Wagons east( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Phil Taylor and his family decide that the Old West is not what it's cracked up to be, they take the entire town of Prosperity with them. Led by wagon master Harlow, they begin the heroic, backbreaking, danger-filled journey back ... EAST! Along the way, they must survive Indians, hired guns, each other and Harlow's terrible secret
The Rescuers 35th anniversary edition ; The Rescuers down under : 2 movie collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rescuers down under: When a poacher sets out to capture a golden eagle in the outback of Australia, his friend Cody's call for help is answered by the world's bravest mice, Bernard and Bianca, who fly in on the wings of their albatross friend Wilbur to face their most dangerous mission yet
Only the lonely by John Candy( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a 38-year old Chicago cop who still lives with his mother, a domineering widow used to controlling her son's life. When he meets and falls in love with a young woman, Mama sets out to break up the romance
Brewster's millions by Walter Hill( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montgomery Brewster is a down-and-out baseball player who discovers that he is the only living relative of an eccentric multimillionaire. Monty stands to inherit $300 million, but only if he can spend $30 million in a single month without acquiring any assets. If he fails, it's back to zero again
Who's Harry Crumb?( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Harry, the last of the great sleuthing Crumbs - and the last person in the firm to ever get an assignment - finally gets a shot at a frontpage kidnapping, it's only because his beady-eyed boss Eliot Draisen doesn't want the case solved. At stake is the gorgeous daughter of multi-millionaire P.J. Downing, a 10 million dollar ransom, and Eliot's hot-to-trot mistress. Attired in a bizarre array of goofball disguises, from a Hungarian hairdresser to a hefty housewife - Harry is bound, gagged and determined to crack the case and prove that when it comes to crime, he's one Crumb that won't be swept under the carpet"--Container
Volunteers by Nicholas Meyer( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivy Leaguer Lawrence Bourne III escapes the bookies to whom he owes $28,000 by swapping places with a friend. His destination is Thailand with a group of folk-singing Peace Corps do-gooders such as Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
Heavy metal by Gerald Potterton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine Heavy metal, producer Ivan Reitman enlists the help of some of Hollywood's animation masters to to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when it encounters its one true enemy -- to whom it is inexplicably drawn -- will goodness prevail in the universe
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Alternative Names
Candy, John Franklin.

Candy, John Franklin 1950-1994

Ioannes Candy

John Candy aktor kanadyjski

John Candy ator e comediante canadense

John Candy attore canadese

John Candy attore e comico canadese (†)

John Candy Canadees acteur

John Candy Canadian actor and comedian

John Candy canadisk skuespiller

John Candy kanadensisk skådespelare

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