John Candy was in that? Quiz – guessing closed

Yesterday’s movie meme reminded me of John Candy an I thought we could take a trip down memory lane.  I’ve seen 14 of his movies and I’ve listed them in the order that I liked them best.  How many can you name? I’ve given you his character’s name. year it came out and a hint.   7 points for each correct answer and 2 bonus points if you can name a John Candy movie not on the list.  You have until Friday at noon to submit your answers.  Same prize as last time.

No cheating.  No Googling, researching, or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system    Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.  Play every week or just one time, you are always welcome   It only takes once to be eligible for a prize.

Current Leaderboard here.  Last week’s Common Denominator Quiz here.

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1. Del Griffith 1987 (he plays a man just trying to get by selling shower curtain rings) Planes, Trains & Automobiles

2. Irv 1993 (a man, a bobsled and a dream)  Cool Runnings

3. Lasky 1983 (guard at Walley World)  Vacation

4. Spike Nolan 1985 (What would you do if you inherited millions?)  Brewster’s Millions

5. Freddie Bauer 1984 (plays a very supportive brother)  Splash

6. Chet Ripley 1988 (plays a very put upon brother) The Great Outdoors

7. Barf 1987 (If you don’t know it from Barf then a clue won’t help you)  Spaceballs

8. Buck Russell 1989 (Would you let this guy watch your kids?)  Uncle Buck

9. Gus Polinski 1990 (he was in the original but not the sequels)  Home Alone

10. Danny Muldoon 1991 (finally a romantic lead) Only the Lonely

11. Dean Andrews 1991 (this one had a lot of stars)  JFK

12. Sheriff Bud Boomer 1995 (Michael Moore directed more than documentaries)  Canadian Bacon

13. Tom Tuttle 1985 (the movie where Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met and fell in love)  Volunteers

14. Jack Chester 1985 (family vacation nightmare)  Summer Rental

37 thoughts on “John Candy was in that? Quiz – guessing closed

  1. caspette says:

    Oh dear they are all on the tip of my tongue. The only ones that at the moment I can think of with out cheating and resorting to google are:

    2. Cool RUnnings
    3. National Lampoons Vacation
    7. Spaceballs! (this was on tv here last night wahoo!)
    8. Uncle Buck

    This was a good one. John Candy was a legend and its a shame he was taken from us so soon.

  2. Kay says:

    OK, let’s hope I know at least one!

    1. Trains, Planes and Automobiles
    2. Cool Runnings
    3. Vacation (love that movie)
    8. Uncle Buck
    13. Something like Under the Volcano?

    I’m terrible! Let’s see, I think he was in THE BLUES BROTHERS and I don’t think I see that one here. Maybe I’ll get the bonus. 🙂

  3. BermudaOnion says:

    I loved John Candy, but probably won’t do that well. Here goes:

    #2 Cool Runnings
    #3 Vacation
    #4 Brewster’s Millions
    #5 Splash
    #8 Uncle Buck
    #9 Home Alone
    #13 Volunteers

  4. Word Lily says:

    1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    2. Cool Runnings
    3. Vacation
    4. Brewster’s Millions
    5. Splash
    6. The Great Outdoors
    7. Spaceballs
    8. Uncle Buck
    9. Home Alone
    10. Only the Lonely
    11. JFK
    12. Canadian Bacon
    13. Volunteers
    14. Summer Rental
    Armed and Dangerous

  5. Nise' says:

    I love John Candy! My sons watch his movies over and over.

    1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    2. Cool Runnings
    3. National Lampoon’s Vacation
    4. Brewsters Millions
    5. Splash
    6. The Great Outdoors
    7. Spaceballs
    8. Uncle Buck
    9. Home Alone
    10. Only the Lonley
    11. ?
    12. Canadian Bacon
    13. Volunteers
    14. Summer Rental

    Armed and Dangerous
    Stripes

  6. Jennifer Rayment says:

    I AM Canadian! And I totally look like his co-star Andrea Martin from SCTV. Have seen em all,, except for no idea on Number 11

    1 Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    2 Cool Runnings
    3 Vacation (National Lampoon’s)
    4 Brewsters Millions
    5 Splash
    6 The Great Outdoors
    7 Spaceballs
    8 Uncle Buck
    9 Home Alone
    10 Only the Lonely
    11 no idea eh
    12 Canadian Bacon
    13 Volunteers
    14 Summer Rental

    He also had bit parts in The Blues Brothers and Stripes

  7. Nise' says:

    UGH! I just check out #11 and how could I have missed that John Candy was in this movie as my husband watches it over and over! I must be reading instead of watching ;o). Great quiz Stacy!

  8. StephanieD says:

    Oh, I so got number 1 – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! Yeah!
    2. Cool Runnings???
    3. National Lampoon’s Vacation?
    5. Uh, Splash?
    7. How can I not know this movie????
    8. Uncle Buck?
    13. This so wrong – Peace Corps – I know it had something to do with that.

  9. Wrighty says:

    I haven’t done a quiz in a while and I’ve missed them! You do such an awesome job! 🙂 I bet I’ve seen all of these movies but probably don’t know the name of many. We shall see…

    1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    2. Cool Running
    3. National Lampoon’s Vacation
    4. Brewster’s Millions
    5.
    6.
    7. Spaceballs
    8. Uncle Buck
    9. Home Alone
    10.
    11.
    12.
    13.Splash
    14.Summer Rental

  10. Misha says:

    I used to love his movies!

    1. Plain, Trains and Automobiles
    2. Cool Runnings
    3.
    4. Brewster’s Millions
    5. Splash
    6.The Great Outdoors
    7.Spaceballs
    8. Uncle Buck
    9 Home Alone
    10 Only the Lonely
    11. JFK
    12 Canadian Bacon
    13. Volunteers
    14. Summer Rental

  11. pinkflipflops says:

    1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    2. Cool Runnings
    3. National Lampoons Vacation
    5. Splash
    6 The Great Outdoors
    7. Spaceballs
    8. Uncle Buck
    9. Home Alone
    10. Only the Lonely
    11. JFK
    12. Canadian Bacon

    not on the list..
    little shop of horrors

  12. Bumbles says:

    #1 = Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    #2 = Cool Runnings
    #3 = Ntl. Lampoon’s Vacation
    #4 = Brewster’s Millions
    #7 = Spaceballs (one of the best movies ever)
    #8 = Uncle Buck
    #9 = Home Alone
    #11 = JFK
    #13 = Volunteers
    #14 = The Great Outdoors

    Major brain freeze on the 4 that I am missing.

  13. Staci says:

    1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    3. National Lampoon’s Vacation
    4. Brewster’s Millions
    6. Great Outdoors
    7. spaceballs
    8. Uncle buck
    14. What About Bob?

  14. Mariska says:

    Argh, i forgot to check this week quiz, i hope i’m not so late to enter today ;

    1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    2. Cool Runnings
    3. National Lampoon’s Vacation
    4. Brewster’s Millions
    5. Splash
    6. The Great Outdoors
    7. Spaceballs
    8. Uncle Buck
    9. Home Alone
    10. Only the Lonely
    11. JFK
    12. Canadian Bacon
    13. Volunteers
    14. Summer Rental

    bonus : Rookie of the Year ?

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