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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

State Trooper


Written by
John Hughes

John Hughes

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My Dogs are barking!

7 years, 11 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

3 years, 11 months ago at Aug 20 8:32
2 votes
After watching so many disappointing flicks starring Steve Martin, I kind of lost faith in the guy. Fortunately, this time, I was pleasantly surprised. Indeed, I really liked it and I especially enjoyed the beginning in the conference room and the race for the taxi. Later on, there is some great chemistry between John Candy and Steve Martin and loads of good jokes along the road. It may not be a m... read more

Humorous and affecting

4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 3 8:51
1 vote
"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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thaskett posted a review 5 months, 1 week ago

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“It took a long time for this one to grow on me. The first time that I tried watching it (years and years ago) I LOATHED it -- and I vowed to avoid it from that point on.

I guess I just had to watch it all the way through or something, because when I finally streamed it on Netflix not long ago (for whatever reason), I actually ended up finding it rather enjoyable.

Don't get me wrong -- it's silly at times, and downright stupid at others. But there are plenty of entertaining moments; and I thought that the little "twist" at the end was fairly effective, and added a nice balance to the wacky scenes that make up most of the rest of the movie.

Steve Martin and John Candy, as the two leads, are about what you'd expect. Don't miss Kevin Bacon, Dylan Baker (what's wit” read more

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“This is often said that this is the quintessential Thanksgiving movie. That may be true, though that's probably because there's a limited number of Thanksgiving movies. But is this a great film to think about when you think about Thanksgiving? My answer is yes.

For his part, Steve Martin gives a great comedic performance as a man who is willing to do anything, and I mean anything, to get back to his family for Thanksgiving. His character basically goes through a cold hell in order to get back home. This character basically exists to have every possible misery enforced on him, so that when he gets home he looks back and says, "All of that trouble was worth it to get home." And that makes the ending all the more touching.

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