History Film / PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles

8th Jan '18 2:57:53 AM axle-k89
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* AmusingInjuries: Del injuring his hand while turning out the light in the second motel.



* BigWhat: Del tells Neal to check his wallet after Neil finds his own wallet empty thanks to the room thief, saying that if there was a dollar over $263 in it, only then could Neal call him a thief. Del responds with this when Neal finds Del's wallet empty as well.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Thanks to Del's WhamLine at the end, his wife, Marie, is revealed to be this.]]



* {{Leitmotif}}: A particular mofit (that mostly uses a harmonica) plays on almost every scene where another problem occurs that impedes Neal from getting home (the train stopping, the rented car not existing, ''having to go to court''...)

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* {{Leitmotif}}: A particular mofit motif (that mostly uses a harmonica) plays on almost every scene where another problem occurs that impedes Neal from getting home (the train stopping, the rented car not existing, ''having to go to court''...)


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* MeaningfulEcho: Literally. [[spoiler:Neal recalls Del's earlier line, "I haven't been home in years" and it echoes in his head as he comes to a EurekaMoment and realises the truth about Del.]]


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** As Neal points out to Del, you can't rent a car with shower curtain rings.
6th Jan '18 2:27:20 AM bt8257
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** During the movie, scenes of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner being prepared are shown. [[spoiler: During TheStinger, you see the CEO of the company that Neal was giving the ad spiel to at the beginning of the movie, ''still'' hasn't decided on which campaign to use, with the dinner on the conference table near him. And, he was played by William Windom, Kevin Bacon's father-in-law from ''She's Having A Baby''.]]

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** During the movie, scenes of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner being prepared are shown. [[spoiler: During TheStinger, you see the CEO of the company that Neal was giving the ad spiel to at the beginning of the movie, ''still'' hasn't decided on which campaign to use, with the dinner on the conference table near him. And, he was played by William Windom, Kevin Bacon's father-in-law from ''She's Having A a Baby''.]]



* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the OddCouple trope (not [[Theatre/TheOddCouple the play/movie/TV show]]). Neal has no choice but to cooperate with Del because of how resourceful Del is and any time he tries to stake out on his own, things get much, much worse. He also doesn't [[SecondActBreakup wait until the third act to tell Del what a pain in the ass he can be]], which makes Del more self-conscious of his behavior so he'll go easier on Neal throughout their journey while also telling him point blank that [[IAmWhatIAm he has no choice but to learn to love him]]. The whole thing makes the TeethClenchedTeamwork more believable.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the OddCouple trope (not [[Theatre/TheOddCouple the play/movie/TV show]]).trope. Neal has no choice but to cooperate with Del because of how resourceful Del is and any time he tries to stake out on his own, things get much, much worse. He also doesn't [[SecondActBreakup wait until the third act to tell Del what a pain in the ass he can be]], which makes Del more self-conscious of his behavior so he'll go easier on Neal throughout their journey while also telling him point blank that [[IAmWhatIAm he has no choice but to learn to love him]]. The whole thing makes the TeethClenchedTeamwork more believable.
5th Jan '18 5:16:31 AM axle-k89
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** [[spoiler: "I haven't been home for years."]]

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** [[spoiler: "I haven't been home for in years."]]
5th Jan '18 5:07:30 AM axle-k89
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12th Dec '17 6:09:54 AM creepingdeath
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Averted if paying attention. When driving from St. Louis to Chicago, it would normally take about 6 hours, but they drive from what looks like early evening deep into the night and then drive for a while in the morning before being told that they are still 3 hours away from Chicago. However, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look at the officer's State Trooper badges]] and the name of the truck's company, you'll see where they are. They went into the middle of Illinois.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Averted if paying attention. When driving from St. Louis to Chicago, it would normally take about 6 hours, but they drive from what looks like early evening deep into the night and then drive for a while in the morning before being told that they are still 3 hours away from Chicago. However, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look at the officer's State Trooper badges]] and the name of the truck's company, you'll see where they are. They went into the middle of Illinois.Wisconsin.
12th Dec '17 1:50:18 AM bt8257
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* {{Dramedy}}: The film starts out as a broadly rollicking comedy but [[ToneShift evolves into this]] as it progresses.

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* {{Dramedy}}: The film starts out as a broadly rollicking comedy comedy, but [[ToneShift evolves into this]] as it progresses.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Averted if paying attention. When driving from St. Louis to Chicago, it would normally take about 6 hours, but they drive from what looks like early evening deep into the night and then drive for a while in the morning before being told that they are still 3 hours away from Chicago. However, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look at the officer's State Trooper badges]] and the name of the truck's company, you'll see where they are. They went into the middle of Illinois.



* WritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Averted if paying attention. When driving from St. Louis to Chicago, it would normally take about 6 hours, but they drive from what looks like early evening deep into the night and then drive for a while in the morning before being told that they are still 3 hours away from Chicago. However, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look at the officer's State Trooper badges]] and the name of the truck's company, you'll see where they are. They went into Wisconsin.
6th Dec '17 1:48:06 AM Geoduck
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** The second is [[spoiler:on the freeway when their car drives the wrong way between two trucks and Neal sees Del as the Devil doing an EvilLaugh.]]

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** The second is [[spoiler:on the freeway when their car drives the wrong way between two trucks and Neal sees Del as [[BigRedDevil the Devil Devil]] doing an EvilLaugh.]]
4th Dec '17 11:02:23 PM bt8257
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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. Both Martin and Candy called it their favorite of their own performances.

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This 1987 film featured Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/JohnCandy in two of the best comedy performances of [[TheEighties the 1980s]].TheEighties. 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. Both Martin and Candy called it their favorite of their own performances.
4th Dec '17 3:36:22 PM bt8257
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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]]]].
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the OddCouple trope (not [[Theatre/TheOddCouple the play/movie/TV show]]). Neil has no choice but to cooperate with Del because of how resourceful Del is and any time he tries to stake out on his own, things get much, much worse. He also doesn't [[SecondActBreakup wait until the third act to tell Del what a pain in the ass he can be]], which makes Del more self-conscious of his behavior so he'll go easier on Neil throughout their journey while also telling Neil point blank that [[IAmWhatIAm he has no choice but to learn to love him]]. The whole thing makes the TeethClenchedTeamwork more believable.

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* ClusterFBomb: Neal's passive-aggressive rant, which contains just about every variation on the word "fuck," "fuck" to the car-rental clerk, who [[spoiler:[[BewareTheNiceOnes replies with]] a [[PrecisionFStrike laser-guided precision F nuke]]]].
F-nuke]]]].
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the OddCouple trope (not [[Theatre/TheOddCouple the play/movie/TV show]]). Neil Neal has no choice but to cooperate with Del because of how resourceful Del is and any time he tries to stake out on his own, things get much, much worse. He also doesn't [[SecondActBreakup wait until the third act to tell Del what a pain in the ass he can be]], which makes Del more self-conscious of his behavior so he'll go easier on Neil Neal throughout their journey while also telling Neil him point blank that [[IAmWhatIAm he has no choice but to learn to love him]]. The whole thing makes the TeethClenchedTeamwork more believable.



* 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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* DisproportionateRetribution: Del references the trope this when Neal explodes when Del is clearing his sinuses, by asking him indignantly, "If your kid spills his milk, do you slap him?"
4th Dec '17 3:14:01 PM bt8257
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** [[spoiler: "I haven't been home in years."]]
** The face Del makes when [[spoiler:Neal says he's lucky to have a wife to grow old with.]]

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** [[spoiler: "I haven't been home in for years."]]
** The face Del he makes when [[spoiler:Neal says he's lucky to have a wife to grow old with.]]



* FromBadToWorse: After Neal misses his cab at the start everything goes downhill. [[SerialEscalation And THAT]] [[FinaglesLaw MEANS EVERYTHING.]]

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* FromBadToWorse: After Neal misses his cab at the start start, everything goes downhill. [[SerialEscalation And THAT]] [[FinaglesLaw MEANS THAT MEANS]] ''[[FinaglesLaw EVERYTHING.]]]]''



* IfIWantedXIWouldY: "If I wanted a joke I'd follow you into the john and watch you take a leak."

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* IfIWantedXIWouldY: "If I wanted a joke joke, I'd follow you into the john and watch you take a leak."



** 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.]]

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** The second is [[spoiler:on the freeway when their car drives the wrong way between two trucks and Nel Neal sees Del as the Devil doing an EvilLaugh.]]



** Neal in St. Louis when he realises the cab dispatcher is [[GroinAttack about to whack him where it hurts]].

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** Neal in St. Louis when he realises the cab dispatcher is [[GroinAttack about to whack grab him where it hurts]].



* StepfordSmiler: Del is revealed to be one of these.

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* StepfordSmiler: Del [[spoiler:Del is revealed to be one of these.]]
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