Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

DVD - 2009
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An uptight businessman faces disaster after disaster as he tries to get back home in time for his family's Thanksgiving dinner, and along the way is joined by an insane traveling salesman that will not leave him alone.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2009]
Edition: Those aren't pillows ed.
ISBN: 9781415749739
1415749736
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE PLA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,stereo,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Planes, trains and automobiles

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TheSandoz
Jul 10, 2017

The finest comedy screenplay John Hughes ever wrote.

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BridgettM
Nov 07, 2016

This is a terrific Thanksgiving movie. You can't go wrong with the combination of Steve Martin and John Candy. Planes, Trains and Automobiles was written and directed by John Hughes. He also wrote one of my favorite Christmas movies, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, as well as many of my favorite teen movies. This movie is rated R for strong language and a brief sexual image.

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aussie2
Jul 31, 2015

My favorite movie ever!!

Always a story behind travelling and this movie shows exactly what can go wrong.

Sad parts and also funny parts which is why I love it; a true reflection of human spirit when one meets strangers while on the road.

A heart warming movie.

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SmartAssAWhip
Jan 26, 2015

Still solid after all these years.
We still miss you John Candy.

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bilida
Oct 17, 2014

I recently rewatched this movie and was a bit disappointed. I remembered it being much funnier but when I watched it now there was just too much "gross" and stupid humor to be really funny. My 14 year old daughter did not find it funny at all, nor did my husband. Some funny moments and a touching end but over all disappointing to what I had remembered.

BookReviewer2015 Oct 12, 2014

This is one of the most classic comedies out there! Possible one of the most epic road trips you will ever see on film, with the ultimate goal of getting home for Thanksgiving!

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slarsen
Aug 30, 2014

For me this movie was reminiscenct of “The Out of Towners” with Jack Lemon, and it came in a sad second. Of course everyone has their own unique sense of humor. My unique sense didn't find this movie comical, just silly.

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garycornell
May 09, 2014

This is a Comedy Masterpiece of the Highest Order! John Candy and Steve Martin both put in brillant performances. I laughed myself to sleep after a night with this DVD!

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Catherine41
Jan 10, 2014

I don't quite understand the reviewer who said they were "unable to laugh" at this movie - I am unable to not laugh.. in my opinion it is brilliant. It's one of my all-time favorite comedies. John Candy is a genius of a comedian ...Steve Martin's not bad, either!

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juliemargaret
Dec 29, 2013

classic, one of my favouite movies of all time...an oldie but goodie

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Neal: Eh, look, I don't want to be rude, but I'm not much of a conversationalist, and I really want to finish this article, a friend of mine wrote it, so...
Del: Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Neal: Eh, look, I don't want to be rude, but I'm not much of a conversationalist, and I really want to finish this article, a friend of mine wrote it, so...
Del: Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Susan Page: You shared a motel room with a complete stranger? Are you crazy?
Neal: Not yet. But I'm getting there.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Susan Page: You shared a motel room with a complete stranger? Are you crazy?
Neal: Not yet. But I'm getting there.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Del: Was that seat hot or what? I feel like a Whopper. Turn me over, I'm done on this side. I'm afraid to look at my a**. There'll be griddle marks.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Del: Was that seat hot or what? I feel like a Whopper. Turn me over, I'm done on this side. I'm afraid to look at my a**. There'll be griddle marks.

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Sep 04, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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