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* PoorMansSubstitute: In his review, Creator/GeneSiskel called Hanks "the poor man`s Creator/BillMurray".

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* PoorMansSubstitute: In his review, Creator/GeneSiskel called Hanks "the poor man`s Creator/BillMurray".


* CaliforniaDoubling: Takes place in Thailand, but the movie was filmed in Mexico.



** CreatorBacklash: Writer Ken Levine [[http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2007/07/scene-that-ruined-volunteers.html hated]] that gag.


A 1985 comedy film directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring Creator/TomHanks and Creator/JohnCandy.

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A 1985 comedy film directed by Nicholas Meyer, Creator/NicholasMeyer, starring Creator/TomHanks and Creator/JohnCandy.


* AlliterativeName: Tom Tuttle, from Tacoma, Washington.

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* AlliterativeName: Tom Tuttle, Tuttle from Tacoma, Washington.Tacoma (Washington).

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Lawrence Bourne III (Hanks) is a BlueBlood college student who gets himself into severe trouble with gambling debts and his father won't pay. So he quickly takes a friend's place on a plane for the Peace Corps going to Thailand, where he has to build a bridge. This bridge is quickly sought out by Drug Dealers, the CIA, and the Communist army.

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In 1962, Lawrence Bourne III (Hanks) is a BlueBlood college student who gets himself into severe trouble with gambling debts and his father won't pay. So he quickly takes a friend's place on a plane for the Peace Corps going to Thailand, where he has to build a bridge. This bridge is quickly sought out by Drug Dealers, the CIA, and the Communist army.


1985 film starring Creator/TomHanks as Lawrence Bourne III is a BlueBlood college student who gets himself into severe trouble with gambling debts and his father won't pay. So he quickly takes a friend's place on a plane for the Peace Corps going to Thailand, where he has to build a bridge. This bridge is quickly sought out by Drug Dealers, the CIA, and the Communist army.

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A 1985 comedy film directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring Creator/TomHanks as and Creator/JohnCandy.

Lawrence Bourne III (Hanks) is a BlueBlood college student who gets himself into severe trouble with gambling debts and his father won't pay. So he quickly takes a friend's place on a plane for the Peace Corps going to Thailand, where he has to build a bridge. This bridge is quickly sought out by Drug Dealers, the CIA, and the Communist army.army.



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!!Volunteers !!''Volunteers'' provides examples of:



* TheSixties: Takes place during 1962, the initial year of the Peace Corps deployments.

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* TheSixties: Takes place during 1962, the initial year of the Peace Corps deployments.

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* MightyWhitey: Played straight, shockingly.

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** CreatorBacklash: Writer Ken Levine [[http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2007/07/scene-that-ruined-volunteers.html hated]] that gag.

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* SanitySlippage: Tom gets a little ... ''manic'' about building the bridge. He gets better.

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* {{Homage}}: There are certain references to ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Tom Hanks' accent bounces between a bad uppercrust Boston accent to Hanks' normal voice.

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* FunWithSubtitles: Lawrence and At Toon have trouble understanding Lucille, so they examine her subtitles to understand what she is saying.


* IveLeagueForEveryone: Lawrence went to Yale.

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* IveLeagueForEveryone: IvyLeagueForEveryone: Lawrence went to Yale.

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