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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey.

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

Original Film Review from Roger Ebert - November 25, 1987

"There are a lot of big laughs in "Trains, Planes and Automobiles," including the moment when the two men wake up cuddled together in the motel room, and immediately leap out of bed and begin to make macho talk about the latest Bears game. The movie's a terrific comedy, but it's more than that, because eventually Hughes gives the Martin and Candy characters some genuine depth. We begin to understand the dynamics of their relationship, and to see that although they may be opposites, they have more in common than they know. This is a funny movie, but also a surprisingly warm and sweet one." For the full review please CLICK HERE.

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Showtimes: 

Playing at Hyland Cinema:

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7:30pm
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2:25pm
Directed by: 
John Hughes
Running Time: 
93min
Country(ies): 
USA
Year: 
1987
Language: 
English
Starring: 
Steve Martin & John Candy
Screenplay by: 
John Hughes
Rated: 
14A; Language

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