A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

  1. John Hughes

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Neal Page

  2. John Candy

    John Candy

    Del Griffith

  3. Laila Robins

    Laila Robins

    Susan Page

  4. Michael McKean

    Michael McKean

    State Trooper

  5. Dylan Baker

    Dylan Baker


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Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Planes, Trains and Automobiles



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 26, 1987


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget -

Revenue $49,230,280.00

Homepage -



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