Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

8.25 / Rated by 4 people

92 min.
Plot  Neal Page is trying to return to his family for Thanksgiving in Chicago after being on a business trip in New York City. His journey is doomed from the outset, with Del Griffith, a traveling salesman, interfering first by leaving his trunk by the side of the road causing Neal to trip when racing a man for a cab, then moments later again by inadvertently snatching the taxi ride that Neal had just bought from an attorney. The two inevitably pair up later and begin an error-ridden adventure to help Neal get back to his home. Their flight from JFK Airport to O'Hare is diverted to Wichita due to a blizzard in Chicago, which ends up dissipating only a few hours after touchdown in Kansas. When every mode of transport fails them, what should have been a 1 hour and 45 minute New York-to-Chicago flight turns into a three-day ordeal, in which everything that can go wrong does.

The pair resort to various means to try and reach Chicago, but all get frustrated by either sheer bad luck or De...



Steve Martin
Neal Page
John Candy
Del Griffith
Laila Robins
Susan Page
Michael McKean
State Trooper
Kevin Bacon
Taxi Racer
Olivia Burnette
Marti Page
Larry Hankin
Matthew Lawrence
Neal Page
Edie McClurg
St. Louis car rental agent
Bill Erwin
Man on Plane
Ben Stein
Wichita airport representative
Lyman Ward
John (uncredited)
William Windom
Bryant (uncredited)


All Titles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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