History Film / PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles

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.
9th Dec '16 2:48:05 AM axle-k89
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* BigApplesauce: The film starts in New York, two days before Thanksgiving. It's also where Neal first encounters Del, first when Del first steals Neal's cab, and second in the airport.
* BigFancyHouse: The Page family appear to have one, and Neal is trying to get back there for Thanksgiving. At the end of the film, he finally does. [[spoiler:With Del.]]


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* ImagineSpot: Two from Neal involving Del:
** The first is Neal seeing Del and imagining him making the same surprised look as he did when they first saw each other, but with the airport still in the background.
** The second is [[spoiler:on the freeway when their car drives the wrong way between two trucks and Nel sees Del as the Devil doing an EvilLaugh.]]
25th Nov '16 1:23:31 PM NWolfman
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* ClusterFBomb: Neal's passive-aggressive rant, which contains just about every variation on the word "fuck," to the car-rental clerk, who [[spoiler:[[BewareTheNiceOnes replies with]] a [[PrecisionFStrike laser-guided precision F nuke]].

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* ClusterFBomb: Neal's passive-aggressive rant, which contains just about every variation on the word "fuck," to the car-rental clerk, who [[spoiler:[[BewareTheNiceOnes replies with]] a [[PrecisionFStrike laser-guided precision F nuke]].nuke]]]].
25th Nov '16 1:23:08 PM NWolfman
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* ClusterFBomb: Neal's rant. with a [[PrecisionFStrike laser-guided precision F nuke]] concluding Neal's rant, from the [[BewareTheNiceOnes single most unlikely source you'd ever expected it from]].

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* ClusterFBomb: Neal's rant. with passive-aggressive rant, which contains just about every variation on the word "fuck," to the car-rental clerk, who [[spoiler:[[BewareTheNiceOnes replies with]] a [[PrecisionFStrike laser-guided precision F nuke]] concluding Neal's rant, from the [[BewareTheNiceOnes single most unlikely source you'd ever expected it from]].nuke]].
25th Nov '16 1:11:26 PM NWolfman
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* HaveWeMet: Del encounters Neal at [=LaGuardia=] and is sure he recognizes him from somewhere. (He'd stolen Neal's cab earlier.)

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* HaveWeMet: Del encounters Neal at [=LaGuardia=] and is sure he recognizes him from somewhere. (He'd stolen Neal's cab earlier.)) Punctuated by an ImagineSpot of Del, still in the airport, but with the taxi door in front of him making the same surprised look.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Neal's uptight and definitely something of a dick, but a lot of his tantrums can be put down to stress at his circumstances and the fact that Del, let's face it, is not the easiest of traveling companions. He's certainly genuinely devoted to his family.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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Neal's uptight and definitely something of a dick, can be standoffish, but a lot of his tantrums can be put down to stress at his circumstances and the fact that Del, let's face it, is not the easiest of traveling companions. He's certainly genuinely devoted to his family.family.
** Del, meanwhile, is a slob with implied body odor problems, and is well aware of his problem with taking cues from people who aren't in the mood to be sociable. However, while traveling with him may not always be pleasant, he has a big heart and is still the friendliest, most helpful, not to mention resourceful, guys you could ever hope to meet (not unlike [[Creator/JohnCandy the actor portraying him]] was said to have been).



* SadClown: Del. Not just because [[spoiler: it is revealed his wife is dead and he is alone and homeless]], but he's subjected to just as many travel catastrophes as Neal, but deals with it with good humor.

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* SadClown: Del. Not just because [[spoiler: it is revealed his wife is dead and he is alone and homeless]], but he's subjected to just as many travel catastrophes as Neal, but although he deals with it with good humor.
19th Nov '16 1:13:25 PM TheLuckyCat
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** Look at [[spoiler: Del's photograph of Marie. Doesn't it look like a headshot picture you'd have at a funeral?]]


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* GenreSavvy: When Neil calls his family at the airport, his daughter accurately predicts, "Flight delay."
14th Nov '16 12:19:53 PM NWolfman
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** The movie's poster is framed to resemble a Creator/NormanRockwell painting.
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