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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In a BBC program about playing with the Steep Canyon Rangers broadcast late 2009 in the UK, Steve Martin in a interview said that John Hughes had told him he wrote the script in 3 days. See more »
While sitting and waiting for a ride to the train station, Neal is wearing black snow boots, when throughout the film he is always wearing dress shoes. See more »
I know you don't I? I'm usually very good with names but I'll be damned if I haven't forgotten yours.
You stole my cab.
I never stole anything in my life.
I hailed a cab on park avenue this afternoon and before I could get in it. You stole it.
You're the guy who tried to get my cab. I knew I knew you! You scared the bejesus out of me. Come to think of it it was easy to get a cab during rush hour.
I can't forget it. I am sorry. I had no idea it was your cab. Let me make it up to you. ...
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After all the end credits, we get to see advertising exec William Windom in the office as in the scene in the beginning of the movie, still examining the pictures Neal Page were waiting for him to get through with at that point. See more »
When jittery advertising executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) is trying to go home for Thanksgiving, he gets stuck with boorish shower ring salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). Their experiences over the next two days are some of the funniest moments ever to grace the silver screen. The best parts are the "pillow" scene, the car rental scene, and the freeway scene (warning: you may very well laugh yourself to death). But overall, the reason that the movie is so good is because we come to understand why these two men are like they are.
I can't do "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" justice by trying to describe it. You have to see it to understand how hilarious it is. You won't have a dull moment in it.
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