Volunteers
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1985
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 026359-298325
Running time: 1:47 (107 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: February 29, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#1456)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Life has taken a turn for the worse for Lawrence Bourne III (Tom Hanks). He's on the run from the bookies, in debt for $28,000 and, although he comes from money, nothing but trouble seems to be coming his way. Lawrence persuades a friend to let him take his place on a plane leaving that night for Thailand - and before he knows it, old-money Lawrence ends up in no-money Thailand to work with the Peace Corps!

Down amongst the do-gooders like Tom Tuttle from Tacoma (John Candy) and the pretty Beth Wexler (Rita Wilson) Lawrence has his work cut out for him. While the others are teaching the natives how to boil water, he's showing them how to play bridge. But when the small village finds itself caught up in a battle between a CIA supported warlord and communist revolutionary forces, Lawrence must delay his plans for opening a Thai nightclub and romancing Beth, and focus on more important things... like staying alive!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • HBO Pictures
 • Silver Screen Partners
Media Companies:
 • HBO Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Nicholas Meyer....Director
Writing
Ken Levine....Screenwriter
David Isaacs....Screenwriter
Keith Critchlow....Story By
Production
Richard Shepherd....Producer
Walter F. Parkes....Producer
Cinematography
Ric Waite....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Ronald Roose....Film Editor
Steven Polivka....Film Editor
Music
James Horner....Composer
Sound
Claude Hitchcock....Production Sound Mixer
Lon E. Bender....Supervising Sound Editor
Wylie Stateman....Supervising Sound Editor
Terry Allen....Sound Editor
Randy Kelley....Sound Editor
Elliott Koretz....Sound Editor
Dan Rich....Sound Editor
Christopher Jenkins....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Glass....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Alexander....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
James Schoppe....Production Designer
Jose Rodriguez Granada....Art Director
Yvonne Kubis....Costume Designer
Del Armstrong....Make-up Artist
Esther Oropeza....Make-up Artist
Alberto Lopez....Make-up Artist
Daniel Cordero....Visual Effects
Margarito Gutierrez....Visual Effects
Cast
Tom Hanks....Lawrence Bourne III
John Candy....Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
Rita Wilson....Beth Wexler
Tim Thomerson....John Reynolds
Gedde Watanabe....At Toon
George Plimpton....Lawrence Bourne Jr.
Ernest Harada....Chung Mee
Allan Arbus....Albert Bordonaro
Xander Berkeley....Kent Sutcliffe
Ji-Tu Cumbuka....Cicero
Guillermo Del Rio....Sumo Guard
Jacqueline Evans....Aunt Eunice
Pamela Gual....Tammy
Phillip Guilmant....Yale President
Chick Hearn....Announcer
Virginia Kiser....Evelyn Bourne
Clyde Kusatsu....Souvanna
Jude Mussetter....Bootsy
Carlos Romano....Beatty
Duncan Ross....Noble
Shakti....Lucille
Professor Toru Tanaka....Sumo Guard
Lonnie Wun....Sumo Guard
Harry Yorku....Ai Po