Holiday Insights for the Travel Vertical

by Sarah Burns
This time of year we think of Steve Martin and John Candy in John Hughes’ hilarious Thanksgiving classic “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” Today’s modern traveler can only laugh at the mismatched duo bundled up in the middle of winter driving a rental car with a charred roof and a melted speedometer on their snowy cross-country misadventure.Read the full article

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (3/10) Movie CLIP - Melted Speedometer (1987) HD

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Movie Clip - watch all clips click to subscribe Del (John Candy) tries to sweet talk the cop (Michael McKean) who pulls over their husk of a car. TM & © Paramount (2012) Cast: John Candy, Steve Martin, Michael McKean Director: John Hughes MOVIECLIPS YouTube Channel: Join our Facebook page: Follow us on Twitter: Buy Movie: Producer: Bill Brown, Michael Chinich, John Hughes, Neil A. Machlis Screenwriter: John Hughes Film Description: Were it not for its profanity-laden opening scenes, John Hughes' Planes, Trains and Automobiles might have been suitable family entertainment: certainly it's heaps less violent and mean-spirited than Hughes' Home Alone. En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, easily annoyed businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). A sudden snowstorm in Chicago forces the plane to land in Wichita. Unable to find a room in any of the four-star hotels, Neal is compelled to accept Del's invitation to share his accommodations in a cheapo-sleazo motel. Driven to distraction by Del's annoying personal habits, the ungrateful Neal lets forth with a stream of verbal abuse. That's when Del delivers the anticipated (but always welcome) "I don't judge, why should you?"-type speech so common to John Hughes flicks. The shamefaced Neal tries to make up to Del, but there's a bumpy time ahead as the mismatched pair make their way back to Chicago, first in a balky train, then by way of a refrigerator truck. We know from the outset that the oil-and-water Neal and Del will be bosom companions by the end of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but it's still a fun ride. The best bit: a half-asleep Del thinking that he's got his hand tucked between two pillows -- until his bedmate, Neal, bellows "Those aren't pillows!" "planes trains & automobiles","steve martin","john candy","michael mckean",comedy,"screwball comedies","john hughes","neil a machlis","michael chinich","bill brown","failure videos","friendship videos","car videos","neal page","del griffith","state trooper","movie clips",movieclipsdotcom,#AMG:V++++38289,/m/0mfj2,/m/0p_47,/m/0pgjm