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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When Del and Neal arrive in Saint Louis by Bus there is an exterior shot of a Trailways Bus Terminal. This Bus Terminal is actually the one in Chicago in fact it happens to be the same one seen in The Blues Brothers. See more »
When I'm dead and buried, all I'll leave behind are some shower curtain rings that didn't fall down. Some legacy, huh?
At the very least, the absolute minimum, you'll have a woman you love to grow old with. You love her, don't you?
Love... is not a big enough word. It's not a big enough word for how I feel about my wife.
To the wives!
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There are no opening credits after the title, which scrolls across the screen like a plane, train, and automobile. 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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