Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want ... See full summary »
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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The rural train station where Neal and Del buy the tickets for their ill-fated train ride is the same station seen in "The Natural" with Robert Redford. It's located in South Dayton, NY. See more »
When the car catches fire there is a sign which reads "Chicago 102 miles" but they drive the car to the motel, then drive it the next morning until they are stopped and the car is impounded. Then when they are in the back of the 18 wheeler, Del looks at his watch and states that they'll be in Chicago in 3 hours. See more »
I'd like one room for the night.
If you're upset, maybe we should get separate rooms.
You get your own room.
Will you be paying with credit card?
Yes. I have a Visa card... Diner's Club card... and a gasoline card.
[he lays them out - all of them are burned]
These aren't... these aren't credit cards.
Do you take cash?
[lays money on the table]
How about seventeen dollars...
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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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