Planes, Trains & Automobiles Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for Planes, Trains & Automobiles the Movie

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One-joke Hughes comedy saved by Martin and Candy. Strait-laced businessman Neal Page (played straight by Martin) on the way home for Thanksgiving meets up with a oafish, bad-luck-ridden boor Del Griffith (Candy) who turns his efforts to get home upside down. Martin and Candy both turn in fine performances, and effectively straddle a thin line between true pathos and hilarious buffoonery. Bacon and McClurg, both Hughes alumni, have small but funny roles.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Thanksgiving, Buses, Road Trip
Screenplay
John Hughes
Cast
Steve Martin, John Candy, Edie McClurg, Kevin Bacon, Michael McKean, William Windom, Laila Robins, Martin Ferrero, Charles Tyner, Dylan Baker, Ben Stein, Lyman Ward
Cinematography
Don Peterman
Director
John Hughes
Music
Ira Newborn
Producer
Paramount Pictures

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