Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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Comedy

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Time Out says

When their flight is grounded by snow, suave advertising exec Neal Page (Martin) finds himself stuck with travelling shower-curtain-ring salesman Del Griffith (Candy), the human equivalent of a Double Whopper. Griffith offers the benefit of his wide-ranging travel experience, and the pair set off overland on an odyssey of disasters. Sympathy, initially with the exec, shifts to the salesman, who is revealed as a vulnerable and lonely misfit, while his companion proves an intolerant bully and foul-tempered snob. A couple of overgrown brats seems an appropriate focus for John The Breakfast Club Hughes first adult movie, but if his direction is slick, his script lacks wit and perception. Essentially, it's the stars' keenly observed nuances of character that make this comedy amiable enough.
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Release details

UK release:

1987

Duration:

92 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

John Hughes

Cast:

Edie McClurg, Larry Hankin, Michael McKean, Laila Robbins, John Candy, Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

Music:

Ira Newborn

Production Designer:

John W Corso

Editor:

Paul Hirsch

Cinematography:

Don Peterman

Screenwriter:

John Hughes

Producer:

John Hughes

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David Jackson

This film contains one of the funniest scenes and lines I have ever enjoyed. The bed scene at the Motel, the John Candy character asks Steve Martin where's your hand, behind my head, where's your other hand, between two pillows, there not pillow...

David Jackson

This film contains one of the funniest scenes and lines I have ever enjoyed. The bed scene at the Motel, the John Candy character asks Steve Martin where's your hand, behind my head, where's your other hand, between two pillows, there not pillow...

Marc

I would recommend this film to anybody...real lighthearted comedy so funny. John Candy is class, Rest in peace.

Marc

I would recommend this film to anybody...real lighthearted comedy so funny. John Candy is class, Rest in peace.

Michael

This is a magnificent film, although you may want to skip past the f-word scene in favor if you are having children watch, although this is a comedy, it is easily mistaken from a drama at times, 5 stars.

Michael

This is a magnificent film, although you may want to skip past the f-word scene in favor if you are having children watch, although this is a comedy, it is easily mistaken from a drama at times, 5 stars.