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(Vanity Fair)   Planes, Trains and Automobiles was once a four-hour film They had to trim that time down so you could get wherever you're going after watching it   (vanityfair.com) divider line
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2022-11-25 12:53:04 AM  
One of the best holiday films ever made, and a fantastic chance for John Candy to play a dramatic role. The guy had serious range and emotion.

Still sorely missed :(
 
2022-11-25 1:00:10 AM  
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2022-11-25 1:04:16 AM  
Q: What do you think the temperature is?
A: One.
 
2022-11-25 1:05:31 AM  
The original title was Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, Skates, Skiis, Horses, Hang Gliders and Automobiles, but they knew it was just too much. They had to cut scenes not just to shorten the runtime, but the title.
 
2022-11-25 1:10:07 AM  
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2022-11-25 1:15:33 AM  
a masterpiece.
 
2022-11-25 1:16:23 AM  

houstondragon: One of the best holiday films ever made, and a fantastic chance for John Candy to play a dramatic role. The guy had serious range and emotion.


I can't help watching movies like Planes and even Uncle Buck without getting a little emotional.
 
2022-11-25 1:48:44 AM  

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That was a John Candy ad-lib line, even though Steve said it.
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Andy Lipschultz (Unit Publicist): To me the funniest line, the famous line, was, "Where's your other hand?" "Between two pillows," "Those aren't pillows!" Okay, that was not in the script. That is a John Candy line...That was something John Candy came up with on set.
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2022-11-25 6:47:28 AM  
"Marie's been dead for 8 years"

No matter how many times I've seen this movie, that line just rips me up every time.
 
2022-11-25 7:18:47 AM  

OldRod: "Marie's been dead for 8 years"

No matter how many times I've seen this movie, that line just rips me up every time.


For me, it's when Gil is doing the flashbacks in his head and gets to "I haven't been home in years." and realizes what it actually means.
 
2022-11-25 7:58:23 AM  
When this movie came out I was too young to understand the ending and what Dell's situation was. As I've gotten older and experienced life and travels, I totally get it now
 
2022-11-25 8:10:40 AM  
I still miss John Candy.
 
2022-11-25 8:26:55 AM  
An entire subplot where the wife thought Neal was having an affair instead of coming home for Thanksgiving was part of the footage on the cutting room floor.  The context helps explain the emotion you see; the amount of relief on her face is WAY beyond Neal making it home.  She's relieved that Del is real.
 
2022-11-25 9:04:44 AM  
I actually need to see this movie.

/I know it was on AMC, but I don't have AMC
 
2022-11-25 9:58:51 AM  

Thosw: OldRod: "Marie's been dead for 8 years"

No matter how many times I've seen this movie, that line just rips me up every time.

For me, it's when Gil is doing the flashbacks in his head and gets to "I haven't been home in years." and realizes what it actually means.


Gil was Steve Martin's character in Parenthood. Neal Page was his character in PTAA.
 
2022-11-25 10:07:20 AM  
My parents took me to see this in the theater when I was a kid and I strutted around school like I was the hottest of shiat. Just the littlest.
 
2022-11-25 11:23:21 AM  

mekkab: I actually need to see this movie.

/I know it was on AMC, but I don't have AMC


It is currently on Paramount+ if you have that.
 
2022-11-25 12:17:52 PM  
it's also on prime video.
 
2022-11-25 12:28:08 PM  
I love this movie. But I hate watching it on regular network TV. The car rental scene is worthless without all the F bombs.
 
2022-11-25 1:17:40 PM  
It's for sale on iTunes
 
2022-11-25 1:31:44 PM  

OldRod: "Marie's been dead for 8 years"

No matter how many times I've seen this movie, that line just rips me up every time.


Same. Every. Single. Time.
 
2022-11-25 2:02:30 PM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Thosw: OldRod: "Marie's been dead for 8 years"

No matter how many times I've seen this movie, that line just rips me up every time.

For me, it's when Gil is doing the flashbacks in his head and gets to "I haven't been home in years." and realizes what it actually means.

Gil was Steve Martin's character in Parenthood. Neal Page was his character in PTAA.


So it was. Pulled that one from the memory bank.
 
2022-11-25 2:23:22 PM  

mekkab: I actually need to see this movie.

/I know it was on AMC, but I don't have AMC


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2022-11-25 5:11:03 PM  
Oh, he's drunk.  How would he know where we're going?
 
2022-11-25 5:19:30 PM  
I have a hard time believing that there is a 4 hour version of this movie. Longer, yes. But not 4 hours.

And it is a sad little movie. Sort of a John Hughes version of Grave of the Fireflies.
 
2022-11-25 7:12:20 PM  

wildsnowllama: An entire subplot where the wife thought Neal was having an affair instead of coming home for Thanksgiving was part of the footage on the cutting room floor.  The context helps explain the emotion you see; the amount of relief on her face is WAY beyond Neal making it home.  She's relieved that Del is real.


That explains why she gets kind of defensive when he's in Witchita and she's upset and is like "what's going on"?
 
2022-11-25 7:22:38 PM  

houstondragon: One of the best holiday films ever made, and a fantastic chance for John Candy to play a dramatic role. The guy had serious range and emotion.

Still sorely missed :(


John Candy deserved an Academy Award nomination for the film.

Thosw: OldRod: "Marie's been dead for 8 years"

No matter how many times I've seen this movie, that line just rips me up every time.

For me, it's when Gil Neal is doing the flashbacks in his head and gets to "I haven't been home in years." and realizes what it actually means.


The older I get, the more I relate to Del.
 
2022-11-25 11:33:26 PM  
New blu ray is out with lots of extra scenes. Here's the one where candy is eating and smoking at same time. Classic
You're welcome
 
2022-11-26 8:36:01 AM  
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) - A F***ing Car Scene | Movieclips
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