Lunchtime Movie Review

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Episode #141

Paramount Pictures released Planes, Trains & Automobiles on December 16, 1987. John Hughes directed the film which starred Steve Martin, John Candy, and Laila Robins.

‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ Movie Summary

Neal Page is an uptight advertising executive trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. When his flight is rerouted to Wichita, he reluctantly partners with Del Griffith, an obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure that includes various modes of transportation, hilarious mishaps, and unforgettable rental car shenanigans.

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Paramount Pictures released Planes, Trains & Automobiles on December 16, 1987. John Hughes directed the film which starred Steve Martin, John Candy, and Laila Robins.

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  1. This is one of my fav movies i enjoy watching over and over steve and John made this funny as can be i wish they would done another one together this is funny heartwarming and just a good movie u can sit back and enjoy over the holiday or any time a true john hughes classic in every sense of the way

  2. Your discussion about Thanksgiving themed movies made me remember Scent of a Woman. Although it was set over the Thanksgiving holiday it probably wasn’t particularly central to the theme, rather it was a plot device to tell the story of the two main characters. Ps, I also love Uncle Buck!

    1. Uncle Buck is very popular with us as well. (I’m actually suprised it hasn’t been covered yet.) John Candy was so great in PTA and Uncle Buck. I miss him more and more as I get older.

      1. Hi Chad, I think you guys should definitely put it on your review list. I get you, a terrible loss of a talented decent man.

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