Volunteers is set in 1962, back when the Peace Corps was all the rage. Tom Hanks plays a compulsive gambler, recently graduated from Yale, whose father suddenly refuses to pay his debts. To escape some particularly shady characters, he joins the Peace Corps and boards a plane headed to Southeast Asia. Wher he meets the super-patriotic and single-minded engineer, an idealist do-gooder, a Chinese warlord, a CIA agent, a foreign kid who's picked up American slang, and Commie agents.
Starring: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson, Gedde Watanabe.