The Volunteers

It's wildly uneven but proves to have entertainment value. Tom Hanks stars as a rich snob who, when running away from a thug of whom he lost a bet with, boards a plane and joins the Peace Corps. There he meets geek John Candy and good-looking Rita Wilson. Together they must build an important bridge that will positively effect the village, the country ---- Commies, drug lords and heaven knows what else. Maybe there's a bit too much plot crammed into this comedy that would have been better had there been more emphasis put on Tom Hank's personal improvement and his romance with Rita Wilson which is left artificial.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson, Gedde Watanbe, George Plimpton, Ernest Harada, Shakti, Clyde Kusatsu

Directed by:

Nicholas Meyer


1985 comedy

Rated R.


Don Ignacio's score:C+

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