Planes, Trains And Automobiles

Lists: Adventure, Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Think you've had a bad day? At every turn, marketing exec Neal Page's plans to get home to his family for Thanksgiving get foiled, and somehow the loudmouthed, idiosyncratic fellow traveler Del Griffith is always right next to him driving him nuts."

Overall Ranking: 175 (Rank from 1987: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 58.33%
Regular 41.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Minnesota Man100 - A true all-time favorite.
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Wayne of Man I Love Films97(full review)
Andy Watches Movies97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Morgan On Media97(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick92(full review)
Dan O'Neill90 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles uses a formula we have all seen before but somehow Hughes makes it even more hilarious than it has any right to be, which is also with some thanks to Candy and Martin who are perfect in these roles, bringing out both comedy and heart within their own characters. Perfect Thanksgiving film.
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Bryan Lienesch81 - Steve Martin and John Candy are both in the perfect roles for them.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80(full review)
Cool Movie Guy Dave Randal80(full review)
SForbes80(full review)
Carrie B70

People Involved

  • Steve Martin (Neal Page)
  • John Candy (Del Griffith)
  • Laila Robins (Susan Page)
  • Michael McKean (State Trooper)
  • Dylan Baker (Owen)
  • Kevin Bacon (Taxi Racer)
  • Olivia Burnette (Marti Page)
  • Carol Bruce (Joy Page)
  • Diana Douglas (Peg)
  • Martin Ferrero (Second Motel Clerk)
  • Larry Hankin (Doobie)
  • Richard Herd (Walt)
  • Susan Kellermann (Waitress)
  • John Hughes (Director)