Remember John Candy With Tribute Video ‘Tell Me About John’
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It’s already been 21 years since John Candy, star of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Spaceballs, Cool Runnings, and so much more, passed away in 1994 at the age of 43. If he were still alive today he’d be 65 years old, still too young to find out what awaits us after our time here on Earth—but unfortunately he left us far too soon many, many years ago.

Though I was still young when he died, Candy and his work were such a large part of my childhood that I still think of him from time to time and of course still enjoy his movies to this day. And, thanks to movies like Home Alone that are watched during the holidays every single year, younger people who might not have known who he was see him and might just seek out his other works because of it. The man lives on.

A tribute to John Candy was released recently titled Tell Me About John, which is composed of various clips of his work and recollections from those he had worked with. You can watch it below.


One Perfect Shot presents a completely unauthorized collection of reflections and reveries on comedy’s most humble powerhouse. Edited by Dominick Nero (@filminick). For more, visit oneperfectshotdb.com.

Voice Narration (in sequential order): Joe Flaherty ­ from To John With Love (1995)
Dan Aykroyd ­ from CTV Canada AM (2007)
Tino Insana ­ from To John With Love (1995)
Dan Aykroyd ­ from To John With Love (1995)
Martin Short ­ from Remembering John Candy (2004)
Tom Mankiewicz ­ from To John With Love (1995)
Wayne Gretzky ­ from To John With Love (1995)
Dave Thomas ­ from To John With Love (1995)
Harold Ramis ­ from Remembering John Candy (2004)
Tom Hanks ­ from Inside the Actor’s Studio (1999)
John Hughes ­ from To John With Love (1995)
John Candy ­ from That’s Life ­ John Candy (1980)

Film and Archival Clips (in sequential order):
SCTV ­ The Godfather (1981)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
That’s Life ­ John Candy (1980)
Spaceballs (1987)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
SCTV ­ Season 2 Opening (1978)
Uncle Buck (1989) Stripes (1981)
SCTV ­ Pre Teen Telethon (1982)
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
Camp Candy ­ Opening Sequence (1989)
Home Alone (1990)
SCTV ­ Monster Chiller Horror Theatre (1982)
SNL ­ Season 9 Episode 3 (1983)
Sesame Street ­ Put Down the Duckie (1986)
Only the Lonely (1991)
SCTV ­Tommy Shanks on Gun Control (1981)
Wagons East (1993)
TV Ontario ­ Cucumber (1975)
The Genesis Foundation ­ Friends of Gilda (1993)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Splash (1984)
SCTV ­ Peter Pan Live (1982)
SCTV ­ Yellow Belly (1981) Page 1 of 2
SCTV ­ Christmas Day with the Shmenges (1982)
YTV ­ Launch Special (1988)
SCTV ­ Farm Film Celebrity Blow Up (1981)

Soundtrack (extracted from the following sources):
SCTV ­ The Godfather (1981) Uncle Buck (1989)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

All archival clips extracted from Youtube/various online video databases. We do not claim ownership of this footage, nor are we in any way affiliated with Second City or John Candy. This unauthorized film is not intended to ridicule, parody, or defame, but rather to pay tribute to the talented actors, directors, and comedy legends within.

[Source: One Perfect Shot via /Film]

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