Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

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A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.


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18 November 2001 | SmileysWorld
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| "YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!!!!!"
I'm not sure who is responsible for bringing Steve Martin and John Candy together,but they are a genius in my book,and they were brought together with just the right material.This comedy from John Hughes is without question his best work as a director. I look at this film as a modern day Laurel and Hardy romp,which, incredibly was not included in the AFI's Top 100 comedies.It will cause you tears,both from laughter and it's touching ending.It is about two very different ways of life,clashing in the beginning, but slowly coming together from the realization they we are all human,despite our differences.It is becoming a tradition at the Williams household to view this movie every Thanksgiving.It is a must see,must own film. Thumbs up.

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Trivia

The exterior of the rental car was designed to resemble that of the Griswolds' station wagon, from John Hughes' previous production, National Lampoon's Vacation (1983).


Quotes

Del: You know I had a feeling that when we parted ways. We would somehow wind up back together again. I've never seen a guy get picked up by his testicles before. Lucky thing for you that cop passed by when he did. Otherwise, you'd be lifting up your ...
Neal: ...


Goofs

Two comments address the fact that the state trooper who stops Del and Neal is wearing a Wisconsin badge. According to the Director's cut of the movie, this was a scene that was filmed to indicate that they had gone too far, but, due to cuts, that dialogue was removed from the scene. Also, the motel they stayed in the night before was actually north of Chicago, another nod to the same idea (that the two of them had already traveled too far.)


Crazy Credits

As the title Planes, Trains & Automobiles scroll across the screen, we hear the sound of them at the same time.


Alternate Versions

TV version show a scene during the first plane ride where they order dinner. Del talks about which he meals he orders according to what airline he's flying. Neal's dinner is lasagna, which due to various delays, has been reheated several times. Unsatisfied, Neal gives the lasagna and the rest of his food, to Del, who shares it with the old man next to Neal. Neal keeps the brownie with his meal, but a lady in front of them throws her hair back, disgusting Neal, so he gives the brownie to Del, who again shares it with the old guy giving him "the bigger half."


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Blue Moon of Kentucky
(1948)
Written by
Bill Monroe
Performed by Steve Martin (uncredited) & John Candy (uncredited)

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