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 the rental car burns, a sign is visible behind Martin and Candy that reads "Chicago - 102 Miles". This is a nod to the John Landis film The Blues Brothers (1980), which features at its climax the line "It's one hundred six miles to Chicago...". See more »
In the Braidwood Inn, after Neal has finished his shower, he pulls back the shower curtain, sees the mess that Del has left in the bathroom and seems surprised, but he shouldn't be surprised as he would have had to notice it before he had gotten into the shower. Except for the fact that they both agreed on entering the room that Neal would shower first. See more »
You shared a motel room with a complete stranger? Are you crazy?
Not yet. But I'm getting there.
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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 »
In a television version, there is added footage during the New York- Chicago/Wichita flight where Del and Neal try to eat in flight. 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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