Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: November 25, 1987

Current rating: Rating: 3.89
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Cast: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon, Dylan Baker


Neal Page (Steve Martin) is an advertising executive who just wants to fly home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family. But all he gets is misery. Misery named Del Griffith (John Candy)—a loud-mouthed, but loveable salesman who leads Neal on a cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps Neal from tasting his turkey.

Director: John Hughes
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): John Hughes
Screenplay: John Hughes

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  • 5 stars "Easily john hughes' best film. If you let yourself be open to the film, Hughes weaves a very subtle masterpiece about the American dream, its shortcomings, and the looming spectre of homelessness and job loss at a time when the economy really started to tank. Very high end performances by all principal actors, a solid score, and briliantly optimistic cinematography, merge to create a moving film greater than the sum of its parts"