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|Planes, Trains and Automobiles Description
All Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to do is make it
home from a business trip in New York City and spend Thanksgiving
with his family in Chicago. Instead, he finds himself rerouted from
New York’s La Guardia Airport to Wichita, Kansas. With no other
options, Neal decides to share a room in a fleabag hotel with Del
Griffith (John Candy), a shower-curtain-ring salesman and fellow
stranded traveler. Although Neal finds Del to be a buffoon, he just
can’t seem to get away from him. To make matters worse, all their
efforts to get back to Chicago fail as trains break down and rental
cars catch on fire. Along the way they encounter crazy cabbies,
redneck truck drivers, and oversexed bus passengers. John Hughes’s
(SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB) first film to feature adults
after his success with teen films features fine performances from
Martin and Candy. Kevin Bacon, who appeared in Hughes’s next film,
SHE’S HAVING A BABY, makes a small but humorous appearance, as
does Edie McClurg, known for her role as the high school secretary
in FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF.
An advertising executive who just wants to fly
home to spend Thanksgiving with his family is stuck with a loud but
lovable salesman during an unbelievable succession of blizzards,
transfers, strikes, and delays.
Theatrical release: November 27, 1987.
Filmed in New York, NY; Chicago, IL; California; and Missouri.
"...An effective nightmarish comedy....Steve
Martin and John Candy repeatedly recall a contemporary Laurel &
"...There is no denying the craft of either
Martin or Candy..."
"...It is perfectly cast and soundly
constructed, and all else flows naturally..."
Anamorphic Widescreen -
Single Side - Dual Layer
Dolby Digital 5.1
Additional Release Features:
1.Original Theatrical Trailer