Planes, Trains and Automobiles

R / 92min


Lark Theater Thu, Nov 23, 2023 11:45 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Nov 23, 2023 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:1987
Genre:Holiday, Comedy
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Hughes
Cast:Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins
Screenwriter:John Hughes
Music By:Ira Newborn





Planes, Trains and Automobiles

A riotously springy holiday knockabout."
- Hal Hinson, Washington Post

A warm, mature offering from Hughes, with Martin's restraint a perfect counterpoint to Candy's enormous (and enormously amusing) fooling around."
- Gavin Bainbridge, Empire Magazine


Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.