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      Planes, Trains and Automobiles

      R Released Nov 27, 1987 1h 32m Holiday Comedy TRAILER for Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Trailer 1 List Charlize Theron's Five Favorite Films Charlize Theron's Five Favorite Films 1:07 See It/Skip It: Thanksgiving Movies See It/Skip It: Thanksgiving Movies 2:49 Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Trailer 1 Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Trailer 1 1:24 View more videos
      92% Tomatometer 66 Reviews 87% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Thanks to the impeccable chemistry between Steve Martin and John Candy, as well as a deft mix of humor and heart, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a hilarious, heartfelt holiday classic.

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      Joe Pollack St. Louis Post-Dispatch As recent variations of an age-old movie genre go, it is fairly good, but somehow you hope for more from Steve Martin and John Candy. Apr 20, 2022 Full Review Duane Byrge Hollywood Reporter Mainstream audiences should readily identify with the series of tribulations and woes that befall the Everyman Martin in this good-natured, albeit predictable comedy. Nov 29, 2018 Full Review Marc Lee Daily Telegraph (UK) Planes,Trains and Automobiles is a very funny film. Rated: 4/5 Dec 24, 2013 Full Review Kevin Carr Fat Guys at the Movies The quintessential mix of Thanksgiving anxiety, Steve Martin and John Candy antics, and John Hughes’ irreverent comedy. Rated: 3.5/4 Nov 23, 2023 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness Frankly, if you’re a fan of this film, the deleted/extended scenes plus the lovely video restoration/remaster may be enough to warrant buying it immediately. Nov 22, 2022 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Where disaster after disaster can become tiring, they continue reinventing themselves up to an unexpected ending where, after so much laughter one ends up on the brink of tears. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 5, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Chris One of the funniest movies of the decade. A heartwarming comedy that will have you rolling with one big punch line after the next. Few comedies from the time have aged as well or remained as memorable. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review J I really enjoyed the whole movie , it was a blast from the past .😊 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/08/22 Full Review Mike Great movie to watch to begin the holiday season. A classic. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/08/22 Full Review Devlin It was great seeing a classic on the big screen and the deleted scenes intro was very nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/07/22 Full Review John Loved the movie. But if you’re going to do the 12 minutes of never before seen footage, don’t do it at the beginning of the movie. I took my son who had never seen the movie before and it kind of ruined a part of it. Show the lost footage at the end of the movie👍🏻 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/07/22 Full Review Eugene One of our all time favorites! Thanks for bringing it back to the big screen Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/06/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.
      Director
      John Hughes
      Producer
      John Hughes
      Screenwriter
      John Hughes
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Holiday, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 27, 1987, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $48.2M
      Runtime
      1h 32m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Dolby Stereo, Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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