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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
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Steve Martin Steve Martin
Neal Page
John Candy John Candy
Del Griffith
Laila Robins Laila Robins
Susan Page
Michael McKean Michael McKean
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My Dogs are barking!

9 years, 10 months ago at Aug 31 14:12
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I never actually appreciated this film until I was a teenager. I can't remember why but I didn't hold it in high regard until I was about 14 when I watched the most ancient of VHS's.

Its Thanksgiving and Neal Page (Steve Martin) an uptight, judgemental advertising exec needs to get home cross country to his family. He manages to hit a low on luck and every attempt to get home is foi... read more

A good movie

5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 20 8:32
2 votes
Since this movie had a really good reputation, I was quite eager to check it out and I had some rather high expectations. On the other hand, after watching so many disappointing flicks starring Steve Martin, to be honest, I kind of lost faith in the guy. On top of that, I always had a hard time to care for John Hugues’s work and, after watching almost all his movies, I came up to the conclusion ... read more

Humorous and affecting

6 years, 7 months ago at Dec 3 8:51
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"As much fun as I've had on this little journey, I'm sure one day I'll look back on it and laugh."

Planes, Trains & Automobiles represented a unique and unpredictable cinematic undertaking for prolific filmmaker John Hughes. After all, prior to this 1987 feature, Hughes was renowned for his contributions to the '80s teen movie genre. Unlike other filmmakers who made teen flicks, Hug... read more
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A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Release date: 25 November 1987
UPC: 097363203643
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" Netflix- 1hr. 32min. First Viewing While it can be way too broad and cloying, Planes, Trains & Automobiles often works due to the efforts of the films leads. As mentioned, things can be too broad; screwball comedy can work, but PTA often goes for forced chaos rather than organic comedy. It's when the film stops forcing things and lets Candy and Martin do the heavy lifting that the movie really excels. Both create believable, human characters that ground the movie in something real."


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