Planes, Trains and Automobiles

1987 "What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey."
7.6| 1h33m| R| en| More Info
Released: 26 November 1987 Released
Producted By: Paramount
Country: United States of America
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An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower curtain ring salesman, Del Griffith.



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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Audience Reviews

SnoReptilePlenty Memorable, crazy movie
Dotsthavesp I wanted to but couldn't!
Spoonatects Am i the only one who thinks........Average?
Humaira Grant It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
billybillgratie I don't know how to describe the love I have for this movie. It's a rare film that I think we could collectively as a society call a 'perfect comedy' It doesn't matter what your age is, you will be on the floor literally laughing until your stomach hurts.John Candy was one of the great treasures of the past and him paired with Steve Martin is just too perfect for words. It's a film I revisit every year and I sincerely recommend you do the same.
Idiot-Deluxe Aglow with luminous comic hijinks.Nearly 30 years since it's release this movie is every bit as funny as it was then. Starring the dynamite duo of Steve Martin and the late-great John Candy "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is one of the ultimate "Road Movies" as it vividly chronicles the challenges, inconveniences and miseries of vehicular travel (i.e. Planes and Trains and Automobiles). The chemistry between the two of them is an utterly fantastic thing to behold, THEY ARE HILARIOUS TOGETHER, from start to finish they play off each other in a sort of an effortless synergistic manner. The level of humor these two legendary actors create, combined with the stellar writing and directing talents of John Hughes, all adds up to what's one of the funniest movies ever made. Filmed at the height of their talents, this classic comedy isn't dull for a moment and through a winning combination of snappy direction, clever dialog and hysterical sight-gags, Planes, Trains and Automobiles has stood well the test of time and it's reputation as a timeless rib-rattling classic of the highest comedic pedigree remains undiminished. To try and summarize the movie is a waste of time, due to the fact that it boasts so many stand-out scenes and as a collective whole this movie is one of the Holy Grail's of comedy. I myself have been a fan of it since the beginning and have probably seen this movie in upwards of 100 times over the past nearly 3 decades and keep coming back for more, because without the slightest doubt, this movie is funny-funny-funny.And for the cherry on the top..... I've read that when pertaining to both their respective careers Planes, Trains and Automobiles is both Steve Martin and John Candy's favorite movie. Now that's really saying something there.
Benedito Dias Rodrigues Sincerely rare times l enjoy Steve Martin,But l always love John Candy in particular way in this movie,your character is amazing funny in all situation making the life of Martin a hell,apart the scene on car where is trapped in the belts the rest is the end the great surprise of the movie where martin realize that Candy have no home A Priceless moment!!!John Candy you are in my heart!!! Looking today Sandler,Stiller comparing with Candy is hurt the knee!!!
Hitchcoc How sad that we lost John Candy so young. He was one of those comedians who had a gentle nature but could be hilarious. He never had to resort to cheap laughs but relied on physical comedy. Steve Martin is without a doubt one of the funniest people to walk this earth, but he is also one of our best actors, and I mean best. He is creative in his acting and wears his heart on his sleeve. He is also, of course, a fine musician. These two guys pair up in this movie. We cringe all the way through because short of getting them killed, they are assaulted at every turn with the worst luck we can imagine. What ensues, despite Candy's character being responsible for most of the misery, is a real love story. It will make you think of why we fragile humans need each other because the world isn't a kind place for many. See this if you have a chance.