Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

John Hughes (1987)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Steve Martin and John Candy give excellent performances as the not-so-good companions desperately trying to get home for Thanksgiving in this amiable comedy, which sends up the vagaries of the whole American transport system. Written and directed by Home Alone creator John Hughes, it occasionally finds it difficult to balance the slapstick with the sentiment. Yet, the cheerfully astute playing by the disaster-prone "little-and-large" leads ensures that the farcical proceedings are always fun to watch.


A stressed businessman just wants to make it home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. However, when his flight is forced to land miles from its destination, he finds himself sharing a disaster-strewn journey across America with an amiable but slobbish salesman. Comedy road movie, starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon and Michael McKean.

Cast & Crew

Neal Page Steve Martin
Del Griffith John Candy
Susan Page Laila Robbins
State trooper Michael McKean
Taxi racer Kevin Bacon
Owen Dylan Baker
Joy Carol Bruce
Marti Olivia Burnette
Director John Hughes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray