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Time Out says

Compulsive gambler Lawrence Bourne III (Hanks) joins the Peace Corps to evade a pack of creditors. In Thailand (oh yeah? And this is Patagonia) he encounters a manic blancmange (Candy), defeats the local black marketeer, an army of gooks and CIA, and gets his girl (Wilson). From titles to credits, this is a cynical exploitation of every film in the book - The Bridge on the River Kwai, Apocalypse Now, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, even Casablanca - but is by no means as good as this might suggest. A blasé Hanks redeems this string of sexist, racist, comic clichés with winning charm. It's funny.
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Release Details

  • Duration:107 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Nicholas Meyer
  • Screenwriter:Ken Levine, David Isaacs
  • Cast:
    • Tom Hanks
    • John Candy
    • Rita Wilson
    • Tim Thomerson
    • Gedde Watanabe
    • George Plimpton
    • Allan Arbus
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