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Самолётом, поездом, автомобилем (1987 )
What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey. See more
25 November 1987 (USA) See more
Also Known As:
Samolyotom, poezdom, mashinoy See more
$30 000 000 (estimated)
Did You Know?
The original plot for “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” involved John Candy’s character (Del Griffith) being a bungling vampire bent on trying to get Steve Martin’s character (Neil Page) to invite him into his family’s home (vampires can only enter a home if they’ve been invited). The director was so impressed with the on-screen chemistry between John Candy and Steve Martin that he entirely removed the vampire plot from the script in favor of a more wholesome Thanksgiving theme. See more
After Del exits the off ramp and starts heading the wrong way on the highway, you can see raised dots on the centerline of the road – something not found in the Midwest as snowplows would rip them off the road. See more
Del. I know you don’t I? I’m usually very good with names but I’ll be damned if I haven’t forgotten yours.
Neal. You stole my cab.
Del. I never stole anything in my life.
Neal. I hailed a cab on park avenue this afternoon and before I could get in it. You stole it.
Del. You’re the guy who tried to get my cab. I knew I knew you! You scared the bejesus out of me. Come to think of it it was easy to get a cab during rush hour.
Neal. Forget it.
Del. I can’t forget it. I am sorry. I had no idea it was your cab. Let me make it up to you.
There are no opening credits after the title, which scrolls across the screen like a plane, train, and automobile. See more
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Martin Candy make for a unique odd couple; hysterically funny holiday comedy
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) **** Steve Martin, John Candy, William Windom, Edie McClurg, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon (cameo). One of my all time favorite comedies. Side-splittingly hilarious film by writer-director John Hughes about uptight advertising salesman Neal Page (Martin in a versatile comic turn) faced with many pitfalls in reluctantly traveling with obnoxious yet well-meaning shower curtain-ring salesman Del Griffith (Candy in arguably his best role) offering assistance and resulting in setback. Great scenes all around in this first-rate buddy road flick. Candy is bittersweet with his I like me moment but the best moments are him going down a highway the wrong way with two oncoming semis and Martin’s priceless apoplectic moment at a car rental saying the F word 18 times (yes I counted! in fact I watched this video at least once a week for two years at college with my roommates laughing helplessly).
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