All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal....Written by
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Only rated PG in New Zealand, even though the infamous "eighteen f-words in under a minute" scene remained intact. See more »
When traveling by car, Del adjusts his passenger seat via power controls while complaining about the position. Later when he is driving, he catches his parka on the controls but now they are manual controls. See more »
Well, I'll tell you... as much trouble as I've had on this little journey, I'm sure one day I'm gonna look back and laugh.
You think so?
Oh, I'm laughing already.
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As the title Planes, Trains & Automobiles scroll across the screen, we hear the sound of them at the same time. See more »
In a television version, there is added footage during the New York- Chicago/Wichita flight where Del and Neal try to eat in flight. See more »
I'm not sure who is responsible for bringing Steve Martin and John Candy together,but they are a genius in my book,and they were brought together with just the right material.This comedy from John Hughes is without question his best work as a director. I look at this film as a modern day Laurel and Hardy romp,which, incredibly was not included in the AFI's Top 100 comedies.It will cause you tears,both from laughter and it's touching ending.It is about two very different ways of life,clashing in the beginning, but slowly coming together from the realization they we are all human,despite our differences.It is becoming a tradition at the Williams household to view this movie every Thanksgiving.It is a must see,must own film. Thumbs up.
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