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 Neal chases after his cab, his brief case and garment bag switch hands a few times. 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 »
Although it's not included in the theatrical or the network cuts, a shot of Del Griffith brushing his teeth was included on ads for the network version. See more »
Martin & Candy make for a unique odd couple; hysterically funny holiday comedy
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) **** Steve Martin, John Candy, William Windom, Edie McClurg, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon (cameo). One of my all time favorite comedies. Side-splittingly hilarious film by writer-director John Hughes about uptight advertising salesman Neal Page (Martin in a versatile comic turn) faced with many pitfalls in reluctantly traveling with obnoxious yet well-meaning shower curtain-ring salesman Del Griffith (Candy in arguably his best role) offering assistance and resulting in setback. Great scenes all around in this first-rate buddy road flick. Candy is bittersweet with his " I like me" moment but the best moments are him going down a highway the wrong way with two oncoming semis and Martin's priceless apoplectic moment at a car rental saying the "F" word 18 times (yes I counted! in fact I watched this video at least once a week for two years at college with my roommates laughing helplessly).
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