All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal.... Written by
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In the famous "those aren't pillows!!" scene, after jumping out of bed in horror, Neal asks Del "did you see that Bears game last week?" to which Del replies "hell of a game, hell of a game...Bears got a great team this year...gonna go all the way." In 1987, Thanksgiving fell on November 26th, meaning the previous Bears game would have been Sunday, November 22nd. In that game, the Bears did indeed post an impressive 30-10 win over division rival Detroit. At the assumed point that scene happened, the Bears were 8-2, and en route to an 11-4 season (a week 3 game against Detroit was cancelled, due to a player's strike). Unfortunately, they didn't go "all the way", as they would lose 21-17 in the Divisional Round to the Washington Redskins. See more »
When Neal calls home to tell his wife he is delayed, while they are sitting at the table, a woman's head and shoulders are visible holding the toddler on the chair (Pan and Scan version only) See more »
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 schnutz to tie you shoes. I'm sorry. That's terrible. Do you have any idea how glad I am I didn't kill you?
Do you have any idea how glad I'd be if you had?
Oh, come on, pal, you don't mean that. Remember what I said about going with the ...
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As the title Planes, Trains & Automobiles scroll across the screen, we hear the sound of them at the same time. See more »
Oh he's drunk, how would he know where we're going?
Steve Marin and John Candy are hilarious together in this comedy about
a guy trying to get home to his family for thanksgiving with a guy who
is really annoying. Everything that could go wrong to these guys goes
wrong. Steve Martin plays a guy who is a businessman who is very
uptight and John Candy plays a guy that means well but talks a lot and
can be very annoying. Together they have the worst luck they could
possibly have. During their venture they learn a lot from each other
and become really good friends. This movie has a good storyline and
will keep you laughing through most of the movie. I think anyone who
has a sense of humor can appreciate this movie.
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