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Hollywood Flashback: 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' Was No Turkey in 1987

Hollywood Flashback: 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' Was No Turkey in 1987

If ever there was a Hollywood salute to torturous Thanksgiving travel, it was the 1987 film Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

THR was more than willing to accept the John Hughes comedy's premise that getting somewhere on a national long weekend is equivalent to entering a mobile purgatory. "If there are any carefree souls out there who don't yet have the heebie-jeebies about holiday travel," said THR, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles should put them in the same high state of hysteria the rest of us are in."

The setup for the Paramount film that mixed the genres of road ...

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