Planes, Trains & Cars (1987)

Planes, Trains & Cars (1987)

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All that Neal Web page needs to do is to get dwelling for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled as a consequence of unhealthy climate, so he decides on different technique of transport. In addition to unhealthy luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, bathe curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who isn’t wanting recommendation, dialog, unhealthy jokes, or firm. And when he decides that he’s going the identical route as Neal…. Written by Murray Chapman

Plot Abstract | Plot Synopsis


What he actually needed was to spend Thanksgiving together with his household. What he obtained was three days with the turkey. See extra » Edit

Did You Know?


The scenes at night time on the freeway had been filmed in central California. Pretend snow was utilized to the perimeters of the roads to make it seem as a Midwest winter. See extra »


After Del exits the off ramp and begins heading the flawed approach on the freeway, there are seen Botts’ dots on the middle line of the street. These will not be discovered within the Midwest as a result of snowplows would rip them off the street. See extra »


Del: How do you flip this factor off?
[lightbulb breaks]
Del: Ouch!
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Loopy Credit

In any case the tip credit, we get to see promoting exec William Windom within the workplace as within the scene at first of the film, nonetheless analyzing the images Neal Web page had been ready for him to get via with at that time. See extra »

Alternate Variations

In a tv model, there may be added footage through the New York- Chicago/Wichita flight the place Del and Neal attempt to eat in flight. See extra »


Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 June 2015 (2015) See extra »


I will Present You One thing Particular
Written by Des Morris, Mark Morris, and Steve Brown
Carried out by Baalam & the Angel
Produced by Steve Brown
Balaam & the Angel performs courtesy of Virgin Information Ltd.
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Regularly Requested Questions

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Launch Date:

25 November 1987 (USA) See extra »

Additionally Recognized As:

Planes, Trains and Cars See extra » Edit

Field Workplace


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,009,482, 29 November 1987

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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Technical Specs


93 min

Side Ratio:

1.85 : 1

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