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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John Candy does a Jamaican impression in the hotel room when they're drinking the different types of alcohol. In Cool Runnings (1993), the last film released in his lifetime, his character does a Jamaican impression to the Olympic qualifying judge after they tell him the qualifying time just got shorter. See more »
When Neal and Del are walking up Neal's front walk, he is carrying a suitcase that hasn't been seen before in the entire movie. (At the train station we see the suitcase on Del's trunk.) See more »
You're going to be in Chicago in less than three hours, around there, if we don't hit traffic, and I don't think we should - it's Thanksgiving. We're movin' now.
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As the title Planes, Trains & Automobiles scroll across the screen, we hear the sound of them at the same time. 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 »
Oh he's drunk, how would he know where we're going?
Steve Marin and John Candy are hilarious together in this comedy about a guy trying to get home to his family for thanksgiving with a guy who is really annoying. Everything that could go wrong to these guys goes wrong. Steve Martin plays a guy who is a businessman who is very uptight and John Candy plays a guy that means well but talks a lot and can be very annoying. Together they have the worst luck they could possibly have. During their venture they learn a lot from each other and become really good friends. This movie has a good storyline and will keep you laughing through most of the movie. I think anyone who has a sense of humor can appreciate this movie.
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