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By Michael Sauter
Updated December 04, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST
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Almost Heroes

type
  • Movie

John Candy’s death didn’t redeem Wagons East!, and no amount of sentiment for Chris Farley could save the frontier comedy about explorers racing Lewis and Clark west Almost Heroes. As the dandified leader surrounded by mangy mountain men, Matthew Perry deals out his repertoire of skeptical reactions while Mount Chris turns up the flailing, bellowing, forehead-slapping shtick. All of which is sadly appropriate to a movie whose sight gags involve torn-off appendages, buffalo dung, and eagle poop in the eye. To call the comedian’s swan song ignoble is to be too kind. F

Almost Heroes

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
director
  • Christopher Guest

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