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Story

You keep waiting for what should be a wild comedy to really take off, but this film sputters along without truly achieving liftoff. John Candy plays a writer for a TV soap opera whose life is as lovelorn as his show is packed with passion. A bump on the head, however, and it's Wizard of Oz time--except that Candy is now trapped in the world of his soap, with the advantage of knowing everyone's secrets, as well as what's going to happen next. Better yet, he's able to strike romantic sparks with characters whose actors (in real life) won't give him the time of day. But cuddly Candy isn't much of a romantic lead and the writing is too flat to let him really shine, even among a cast that includes Raymond Burr, David Rasche, and Emma Samms. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

John CandyJack Gable
Mariel HemingwayJanet Dubois/Louise
Emma SammsRachel Hedison/Laura Claybourne
Raymond BurrCarter Hedison
Dylan BakerBlake Hedison
Charles RocketTy Hedison
David RascheDr. Paul Kirkwood/Dennis
Andrea ThompsonNurse Helen Caldwell
Zach GrenierMickey
Jerry OrbachLou Sherwood
Renée TaylorArlene Sherwood
Mark Boone JuniorCable Man
Robert WagnerJack Gates

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Tom Mankiewicz
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 9, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 16, 2002
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7.5 / 10
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