Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

DVD - 2000
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Neal Page (Martin) wants to fly home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Del Griffith (Candy) leads Page on a hilarious, cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps him from tasting his turkey.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2000.
ISBN: 9780792167068
0792167066
Branch Call Number: DVD PLANES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Neal Page (Martin) wants to fly home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Del Griffith (Candy) leads Page on a hilarious, cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps him from tasting his turkey.


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BeckyR21
Feb 16, 2021

Fantastic movie! Watched with my kids, better than I remembered. Hilarious comedy, and a lovely ending. A classic. Steve Martin and John Candy are gold! How they could keep a straight face, I'll never know!
John Candy was a gem.

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VonHafenstaaad
Jan 14, 2021

This is a heartfelt and touching film masquerading as a comedy. Don't get me wrong- planes, trains and automobiles is a road trip comedy but the heartstrings get pulled more often than you'd think. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is one of those rare movies that manages to mingle outrageous comedy and light drama in such a way that we aren't repulsed or offended by its simplicity and occasional mawkishness. It's a fine cinematic treat that doesn't demand much from a viewer, but gives back a lot, both in terms of laughter and good feeling and a lot of this has to do with the casting. Both Steve Martin and especially John Candy are very good and bring their characters to life. The ending will get you and it's a compliment to the director- the great John Hughes and the screenplay. If you are in a mood for a funny yet melodramatic excursion than this is the film that will get you in the mood

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mrb1987
Dec 11, 2020

one of the most funniest movies of all time. steve martin and john candy are the greatest comedy team of it's time it aged very badly now but back then it was a great movie.

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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 28, 2020

OK 1987 movie - surprising (to me) it didn't hit my, um, funny bone.

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mammothhawk229e
Dec 20, 2019

Think movie as Hallmark's crazy politically incorrect uncle as it cheerfully subvert holiday movie formula.

ArapahoePaige Dec 16, 2019

Steve Martin & John Candy in a love-hate relationship

The official movie of Thanksgiving, it's time to watch it again. Martin wants to fly cross-country to join his family on Thanksgiving, but runs into complications, and one of them is a big loudmouth John Candy. Veers back and forth between bittersweet comedy and straight up slapstick. Martin is mostly the straight man to Candy's top banana. Unfortunately, the music is awful. Rated R, and if you have an aversion to vulgar diction, I suggest you leave the room during the scene at the rental car counter.

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Rebeccajshaw
Nov 22, 2019

Need to buy more copies. It is My tradition To watch on Thanksgiving.

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Meeple_Person
Oct 31, 2019

5/5
What hasn't been said about this film? Best Thanksgiving movie ever? Check. Best Road Trip movie ever? Probably. 2 of the funniest actors to grace the silver screen? Check.
The writing is a little bit dated, but the deliveries make this one not to miss! Maybe not Steve Martin's best film, but who cares?! Go see it!

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breemu
Sep 11, 2019

I first saw this eons ago and it remains one of my favourites :-)

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mrb1987
Dec 11, 2020

you must go with the flow. those aren't pillows,hanging out with a chinese catholic doll.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Neal: Eh, look, I don't want to be rude, but I'm not much of a conversationalist, and I really want to finish this article, a friend of mine wrote it, so...
Del: Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Neal: Eh, look, I don't want to be rude, but I'm not much of a conversationalist, and I really want to finish this article, a friend of mine wrote it, so...
Del: Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Susan Page: You shared a motel room with a complete stranger? Are you crazy?
Neal: Not yet. But I'm getting there.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Susan Page: You shared a motel room with a complete stranger? Are you crazy?
Neal: Not yet. But I'm getting there.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Del: Was that seat hot or what? I feel like a Whopper. Turn me over, I'm done on this side. I'm afraid to look at my a**. There'll be griddle marks.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Del: Was that seat hot or what? I feel like a Whopper. Turn me over, I'm done on this side. I'm afraid to look at my a**. There'll be griddle marks.

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mrb1987 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Sep 04, 2011

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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