R | | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
The name of the railroad, on which the actors ride, is "Contrack", a fictional name. It is a combination of "Conrail" and "Amtrak", two well-known American railroad operations.
As much fun as I've had on this little journey, I'm sure one day I'll look back on it and laugh.
Del: Are you sure?
Neal: Oh God. I'm laughing already.
Outside the Braidwood Inn, Neal tells Del that he has a Visa Card, a gasoline card and a Neiman Marcus Card. However, earlier when they check into the motel, Neal pays with a Diner's Club International card.
As the title Planes, Trains & Automobiles scroll across the screen, we hear the sound of them at the same time.
Some network TV versions include an alternate version of the scene where Neil confronts the car rental lady. This version (which has presumably been reshot) removes all the four-letter words from the scene.
$7,009,482 (USA) (20 December 1987)