A film that John Candy did not want to do, but was forced to do because of his contract...
Wagons East is a 1994 western comedy directed by Peter Markle.
The film stars John Candy and Richard Lewis. The film was released in the United States on August 26, 1994.
During the film's production in Durango, Mexico, John Candy died of heart attack, six days before the film was completed. Script re-writes, a stand-in and special effects were used to complete his remaining scenes and it was released five months after his death.
The film marked one of John Candy's last film appearances although it was not his last film release.
His last film, Canadian Bacon, which he had completed before Wagons East!, had a delayed release in 1995.
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