Overall Rank: 554
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 358
Theatrical Release Date: 11/25/1987
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/20/2009
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Hughes
Actors: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon, Dylan Baker
Plot: Uptight businessman Neal Page wants to get home for Thanksgiving, but when his flight is canceled due to bad weather, he is forced to procure other means of transportation and is joined by Del Griffith, a salesman with a big heart and even bigger mouth. -- Chris Kavan
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Tom - wrote on 05/18/2015
Very Funny, This is a great movie for the family. The ending was great. Watch it, u will like it.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/03/2014
Uptight businessman Neal Page wants to get home for Thanksgiving, but when his flight is canceled due to bad weather, he is forced to procure other means of transportation and is joined by Del Griffith, a salesman with a big heart and even bigger mouth. This is the best Christmas movie I mean Steve martin and John candy was very enjoyable to watch.
scunaclaf - wrote on 10/04/2013
I reckon this was the movie that inspired Due Date. Due being a more outrageous comedy, but when i first saw Due Date i thought if maybe the director was inspired by the odd couple travellng together, dont like each other at first and then eventually do ....... through a series of events that happen along the way.... This is a good comedy and moving too in parts
Full Movie Reviews
cinegeek.de - wrote on 07/31/2016
Our Daily Free Stream: John Hughes - Planes, Trains And Automobiles. Planes, Trains And Automobiles ist ganz und gar auf seine beiden Hauptdarsteller zugeschnitten. Eine Komödie, die auf der Essenz der Beiden beruht! John Candy und Steve Martin spielen keine Rollen - sie verkörpern sich selbst. Das ist der Grund, weshalb dieser Mix aus Road Movie und Buddy Komödie soviel Wärme und Wahrhaftigkeit ausstrahlt. Es gibt Filme, die uns sofort umhauen und solche, deren Grösse sich langsam mit der Zeit entwickelt. Ich hatte mir die John Hughes Komödie Ende der 80er in der Vito, Seestr. ausgeliehen. Als ich später das Sortiment für die Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo zusammenstellte, fiel sie mir sofort wieder ein. Ganz vergessen hatte ich Planes, Trains And Automobiles aber nie! Ein universelles …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/16/2011
Neal Page (Steve Martin) has been experiencing a string bad luck before getting home in Thanksgiving. A few of these unfortunate events that occurred were his cab being driven away by another passenger, flight home was cancelled, gets robbed, major credit cards got fried, rental car that was non-existent and almost gets crushed by 2 trucks. Del Griffith (John Candy) finds a way to bring his new found friend home on Thanksgiving. A few lines from the flick: Del - "You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right. I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you, but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me. I'm not changing. I like me. My wife likes me. My …
ccbanker - wrote on 06/30/2010
What can I say about Steve Martin and John Candy? They are great together? They are great individuals on and off the screen? Regardless, I have seen this movie so many times that I sometimes annoy people when I regurgitate lines from the movie or when I relate normal life to scenes that happened in the movie. One great example is one of the opening scenes when Martin is rushing to get to the airport after an arduous sales meeting. We've all been there, where someone or something adds to the stress of a non-typical day. Three incidents of note happen when Martin is outsmarted by Kevin Bacon, taken advantage of by an attorney, and robbed of a cab by Candy, all within a few moments. The agony only builds from there for Neal Page.
The supporting cast is incredible too. Carol Bruce, …
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