History Film / PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles

20th Aug '17 5:39:27 PM NWolfman
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: TV airings of the film redub the entire scene where Neal chews out the lady at the airport to remove all of the swearing.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: TV airings Averted. The filmmakers had the foresight to shoot an alternate version of the film redub the entire scene where Neal chews out the lady at the airport to remove all of the swearing. which had no swearing for television broadcasts.
28th Jun '17 12:58:04 PM AdamC
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* WardrobeFlawOfCharacterization: It's subtle, but the viewer can tell that John Candy's traveling salesman character's suit is off-the-rack and made of a synthetic material, especially by contrast with Steve Martin's successful, wealthy character, who wears one made of fine wool that looks custom-tailored.

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* WardrobeFlawOfCharacterization: It's subtle, but the viewer can tell that John Candy's traveling salesman character's suit is off-the-rack and made of a synthetic material, especially by contrast with Steve Martin's successful, wealthy character, who wears one made of fine wool that looks custom-tailored. He also almost never laces up his boots, making him look much more sloppy.
18th May '17 2:44:37 AM axle-k89
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Del has a moment of this in the Wichita motel room:
-->'''Del:''' I had no idea those beer cans were gonna blow like that.
-->'''Neal:''' You left 'em on a vibrating bed, what did you think was going to happen?
-->'''Del:''' It just didn't occur to me.
-->'''Neal:''' [[ButtMonkey It didn't occur to you, so I have to sleep in a puddle of beer]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: Del references the trope when Neal explodes when Del is clearing his sinuses, by asking him indignantly, "If your kid spills his milk, do you slap him?"


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** Neal in Wichita when he hears he and Del will have to share a room. The last room in the complex.
18th May '17 2:33:50 AM axle-k89
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* OhCrap:
** Neal in St. Louis when he realises the cab dispatcher is [[GroinAttack about to whack him where it hurts]].
** Neal on the highway when he finally realises they are driving on the wrong side. And then again when the two trucks appear.
15th Apr '17 10:22:00 PM NWolfman
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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: It's subtle, but when Neil tells Del that his stories are boring, Del stops arguing back for a good minute and starts breathing more heavily, as if he's about to cry. The implication is that Neil went too far by making the argument personal.
14th Mar '17 10:05:28 AM morenohijazo
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* FreezeFrameEnding: The film ends with a freeze frame shot on the smiling face of Creator/JohnCandy's character.
3rd Jan '17 4:22:44 AM NWolfman
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This 1987 film featured Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/JohnCandy in two of the best comedy performances of [[TheEighties the 1980s]]. It was written and directed by Creator/JohnHughes, best known for teen angst films until that time, and is regarded by many as his magnum opus. It is also Martin's favorite of his film roles to date and was reportedly Candy's as well.

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This 1987 film featured Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/JohnCandy in two of the best comedy performances of [[TheEighties the 1980s]]. It was written and directed by Creator/JohnHughes, best known for teen angst films until that time, and is regarded by many as his magnum opus. It is also Martin's Both Martin and Candy called it their favorite of his film roles to date and was reportedly Candy's as well.
their own performances.
29th Dec '16 8:13:04 PM Lloigor
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* RealityEnsues: After being pulled over for speeding (due to not knowing the actual speed because of the melted speedometer, Del says that if the car is impounded due to being unfit for the road from the fire damage, he won't be able to get Neal home in time for Thanksgiving. The car is impounded anyway.

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* RealityEnsues: After being pulled over for speeding (due to not knowing the actual speed because of the melted speedometer, speedometer), Del says that if the car is impounded due to being unfit for the road from the fire damage, he won't be able to get Neal home in time for Thanksgiving. The car is impounded anyway.
14th Dec '16 7:49:09 PM Lloigor
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* NoSympathy: Outside of Del, no one really shows Neal much sympathy at all. The worst offenders are the people at the people at Marathon, including the cab dispatcher.

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* NoSympathy: Outside of Del, no one really shows Neal much sympathy at all. The worst offenders are the people at the people at Marathon, including especially the cab dispatcher.



* ShoutOut: The movie Mrs. Page watches on TV early on in the film is actually Creator/JohnHughes' next film "She's Having a Baby."

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* ShoutOut: The movie Mrs. Page watches on TV early on in the film is actually Creator/JohnHughes' next film "She's ''She's Having a Baby."Baby''.
9th Dec '16 1:48:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. The film was shot on location in New York, Missouri and Illinois.
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