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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Movie

80s Film Summary for Planes, Trains and Automobiles


He was not looking for friendship. He was only trying to get home for Thanksgiving in this 80s movie.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles DVD


All Neal Page (played by Steve Martin) was trying to do was get home in time for the Thanksgiving holidays in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

It seems like every form of transportation that Neal takes to get to Chicago results in him meeting up with the obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (played by John Candy). A burgeoning friendship commences, as they share jokes, tips, and good conversation in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.


Neal Page - Steve Martin
Del Griffith - John Candy
Susan Page - Laila Robins
State Trooper - Michael McKean
Taxi Racer - Kevin Bacon
Owen - Dylan Baker
Joy Page - Carol Bruce
Marti Page - Olivia Burnette
Peg - Diana Douglas
Second Motel Clerk - Martin Ferrero
Doobie - Larry Hankin
Walt - Richard Herd
Waitress - Susan Kellerman
Little Neal Page - Matthew Lawrence
Car Rental Agent - Edie McClurg


Planes, Trains and Automobiles happens to be one of Steve Martinís favorite films that he appeared in.

Actress Jeri Ryan was supposed to appear in the film Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but her part was edited out in the final release.

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The Movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles was released to theatres on 11/25/1987 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $49,230,280 at the box office in the US.

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