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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

HD   R Closed Captioning

John Hughes

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About the Movie

Neal Page is an advertising executive who just wants to fly home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family. But all Neal Page gets is misery. Misery named Del Griffith — a loud mouthed, but nevertheless lovable, salesman who leads Neal on a cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps Neal from tasting his turkey. Steve Martin (Neal) and John Candy (Del) are absolutely wonderful as two guys with a knack for making the worst of a bad situation. If it's painful, funny, or just plain crazy, it happens to Neal and Del in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." Every traveller's nightmare in a comedy-come-true!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 52
  • Fresh: 48
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It is, of course, always a pleasure to watch Martin's steam-gauge face register his rising internal pressures and to witness his exquisitely expressed blowoffs. But Candy offers even more insinuating delights. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Man versus technology has been one of the staples of screen comedy since the earliest silent days, and Hughes makes the most of the format here packing as many of the frustrations of modern life as he can into this calamitous travelog of roadside America. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: A riotously springy holiday knockabout. – Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Nov 12, 2002

Fresh: The script and direction by Hughes ... amount to wobbly passes that Martin and Candy turn into touchdowns anyway. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Nov 12, 2002

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Customer Reviews

Awesome movie, please make more John Hughes movies available

Makes me laugh, everytime. Please make more John Hughes movies available to buy. Some Kind of Wonderful, Ferris Buellar's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, She's having a Baby

Planes, Trains an Automobiles

I feel their pain while I laugh the whole time.

Always a good laugh

I have watched this movie many times and it still is funny even when you know what is coming. Anyone who has done a lot of traveling will completely understand the situations depicted in the movie.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1987

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