Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Front Cover Actor
Steve Martin Neal Page
John Candy Del Griffith
Laila Robins Susan Page
Michael McKean State Trooper
Kevin Bacon Taxi Racer
Dylan Baker Owen
Carol Bruce Joy
Olivia Burnette Marti
Diana Douglas Peg
Martin Ferrero Motel Clerk
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama
Director John Hughes
Producer John Hughes
Writer John Hughes
Studio Paramount Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 93 mins
Country USA
Color Color
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

Given the presence of both Steve Martin and John Candy, one would expect this John Hughes comedy to be much, much funnier than it is. Certainly it's not for lack of effort on the part of its stars. Martin is an uptight businessman trying to get home from New York for the holidays. But one thing after another gets in his way--most of it having to do with Candy, a boorish but well-meaning boob who takes a liking to him. Together they travel all over the map; no matter how hard Martin tries to shake him, he can't. But Hughes's writing is never as sharp as it should be and this film winds up being only intermittently humorous. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 71
In Collection Yes
Links IMDB
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Any Region
Screen Ratio 1.85 (16:9) Letterboxed
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 097363203643
Release Date 2004
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Title 2 & 3 - Menus
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby