7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Planes, Trains and Automobiles

7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Planes, Trains and Automobiles


John Hughes’ classic holiday film turns 30 this month, so we’re putting the leftovers down to talk about Steve Martin and John Candy’s cross country travel nightmare. Here are 7 things you didn’t know about Planes, Trains and Automobiles… probably!

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100 Comments on "7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Planes, Trains and Automobiles"


  1. I don't for a second believe that this movie couldn't have been just as good (or better?), sans the 18 F-bombs. For a "family" movie, that was F-ing overkill.

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  2. I don’t f-cking care what I don’t f-cking know about f-cking plains trains and f-cking automobiles right f-cking now

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  3. My all time favorite comedy. We watch it every Thanksgiving as a tradition. "You think this vehicle is safe for the road? Yes sir, I do. You have no outside mirrors and no working gauges. Yeah, but the radio comes in clear as a bell. Don't ask me how" RIP John. We miss you.

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  4. The Ford Crown Victoria in the taxi scene with Kevin Bacon had Chevy hubcaps on it…

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  5. Great movie. Wheres your hands..between 2 pillows…!!!! Those arent pillows. Jump outta bed run around look at each other and say how about them bears. Priceless. They made a good team

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  6. My LOL 😂 moment in this movie is when they pass a car 🚗 going down the highway singing “blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining”

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  7. My favourite part in this film is that iconic scene in the motel room, where Del pours his heart out.
    But it's not his monologue that is the perfection of the scene, the awesomeness comes from the fact that when Neal starts off his tirade you're actually agreeing with him. Laughing at his quick wit, at his fast and accurate punch lines…..but he just won't stop! By the halfway mark you're really hoping that he's gonna wrap it up, and by the final outburst you're internally BEGGING him to just lay off!
    You start off siding with Neal, but as he is finished cleansing his system of all pent up hatered and irritation, you're with Del – who then drives home the point by NOT mimicking Neal, and instead holds his head up high, saying this is who I am, and people like me for that.
    It's brilliant writing!

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  8. Stop eating a d leave the dog alone and since all the shit u spew on this channel is taken from internet is not impressive…you didnt notice the book John Candy is reading in the airport was a prelude to Canadian Bacon boom a real bonus tiu didnt know

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  9. I was part of the camera department on this movie and there are so many behind the scenes stories I have from this film which was actually my first screen credit. I had the pleasure of working on 5 John Hughes movies from growing up in Chicago and juts recently visited both motels from the movie which have changed names but still exist. I was on the crew that was chasing snow all over the place and we actually ended up in Cleveland Ohio and when we landed, there was such a big blizzard we couldn’t actually film until 2 days later! So we had snowball fights and hung out at the indoor pool at the Holidome.

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  10. I want to fucking see the fucking three fucking hour fucking version off this fucking movie

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  11. Del, why did you kiss me? Why are you holding my hand? Where’s your other hand? Between two pillows… THOSE AREN’T PILLOWS!!!

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  12. Thank you
    I, 99% of the time, hate anything done by critics or fandom related to movies. Especially if it's a personal favorite or a movie I might yet see.
    This caught my eye because Hughes is such a enigma. Great Job.
    You answered my question, and didn't judge or babble inanely.

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  13. Whenever somebody says “you’re going the wrong way!” Even if it’s someone in our own car or someone in a store, I use the drinking hand gesture and say “sure buddy, how do you know where we’re going!” …and laugh! It’s great for cracking yourself up!

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  14. Concerned travelers-"YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!! YOU'RE GOING TO KILL SOMEBODY, YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!!"
    Del-"Ahhh he's drunk. How would he know where we're going."
    Mitch-"Yeah, how would he know?"
    Concerned travelers-"YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY"!!!

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  15. totally sabotaged my wife and kids, presented this as a holiday comedy…
    they were crying like babies at the end…
    (me too, again)

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  16. Fantastic movie. I used to watch it again and again when I was like 12. Watched it a few months ago and it still has it's magic. All the cast are brilliant…but for me John Candys emotional performance steals the show.

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  17. 3:28

    Agent: May I see your rental agreement?
    Neal: I threw it away.
    Agent: Oh, boy.
    Neal: "Oh, boy" what?
    Agent: You're fucked.

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  18. This movie is, without a doubt, a classic. 👍👍 “I want a f*****g car, right f******g now!”

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  19. I live right down the street from the motel and it's still there and looks the same!

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  20. An annual event in my house. For Thanksgiving its , PTandA and Alices Restaurant.

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  21. One of my favorite movies. He missed the “Canadian mounted” book candy was reading at the airport. He was Canadian and his last movie was Canadian bacon.

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  22. In that scene there are actually 19 f—-k's. It appears they did not count hers (at least they do not show it in the clip):
    Lady: May I see your rental agreement?
    Neil: I threw it away.
    Lady: Oh, boy …
    Neil: Oh boy, what?
    Lady: You're f—-ked.

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  23. I still remember where I was when I heard John Candy died. I still haven't really gotten over it. We miss you John.

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  24. john hughes,was one of the best writer/directors ever. and i never saw a john candy movie that i did not like,,,ever! he could take you from laughing,to crying,,,,in one scene!

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  25. I can't imagine what pop culture would have been without Hughes. That guy really left his mark, and it was an awesome mark.

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  26. The f bomb scene ruined the movie. It's one of my favorite movies, excluding that scene. It would have been a family classic without it. Hollywood always forgets, R rated movies make less money then family movies. It limits who can watch. As an adult I also found that scene out of place in a heart warming comedy. I'm not offended by an f bomb, it just wasn't funny. Now on "Snakes on a Plane", the f bombs were hilarious.

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  27. I got a theory to that Easter egg.
    They pulled a Spaceballs through out the shoot, they were watching the movie while it was now.. then.
    https://youtu.be/gNIwlRClHsQ

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  28. God this was a good movie I love watching this over and over again planes trains and automobiles is a timeless classic and it never gets old for me even uncle Buck man those were good to .

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  29. The best bit of that car rental scene is the punchline the rental lady throws back at him at the end. I won't ruin it for people who haven't seen it. xD

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  30. Fk me that's some fkd up reasoning to elevate the rating of a fairly fkin timid film to over 18. The fk is wrong with America? Fk was my 3rd fkin word and Jesus is my fkin savour! Fkd if I know what tf America is doing over there!

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