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By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

 

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Directed by John Hughes
Paramount Home Entertainment 1987 DVD/VHS Feature Film
R

This film stars Steve Martin as an uppity advertising executive who, on a flight home at Thanksgiving, finds himself bumped from first class and forced to sit in the tourist section next to a boorish and emotionally needy shower curtain salesman (John Candy). When a snow storm in Chicago closes the airport, the plane is routed to Wichita. These two ill-matched travelers find themselves stuck together for a series of misadventures on the road. Writer and director John Hughes draws out very satisfying performances from Martin and Candy. With its abundance of slapstick sequences, this film will definitely hit home with all those who have experiences the frustrations of travel.

 

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