Plot – Lawrence Bourne III is an arrogant and snobbish guy with huge gambling debts. He enlists the Peace Corps to escape his creditors, but he's sent in a remote Thai village to build a bridge together with the ultra optimistic Tom and a nice volunteer, Beth. However the Communists kidnap Tom to brainwash him.
All actors – Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson, Gedde Watanabe, George Plimpton, Ernest Harada, Allan Arbus, Xander Berkeley, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Guillermo Río, Jacqueline Evansshow all
“Volunteers” Quotes 7 quotes
“We must all do what we must do, for if we do not, then what we must do does not get done.”
“It's not that I can't help these people. It's just I don't want to.”
“Germs make you sick. That is why we give medicine to help kill you.”
“- Lawrence Bourne III: I need to have a talk with you; sort of a little father-son chat.
- Lawrence Bourne Jr: Have we ever done this before?
- Lawrence Bourne III: No, we're breaking new wind. Dad, I need $28,000; it's the matter of a little gambling debt. I can assure you it will never happen again.”
“- Lawrence Bourne Jr: I must say it doesn't surprise me. You have been a constant disappointment to your mother and me ever since the day we brought you home from the orphanage.
- Lawrence Bourne III: Stop it, dad. You know I'm not adopted.
- Lawrence Bourne Jr: I know, but please, just allow me this little fantasy.”