• Publication date: March 31, 2011

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Planes, Trains & Automobiles

There’s No Reason To Panic...Until He Came Along

A man must struggle to travel ...

There’s No Reason To Panic...Until He Came Along A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion. An advertising executive who just wants to fly home to spend Thanksgiving with his family is stuck with a loud but lovable salesman during an unbelievable succession of blizzards, transfers, strikes, and delays. All Neal Page wants to do is make it home from a business trip in New York City and spend Thanksgiving with his family in Chicago. Instead, he finds himself rerouted from New York's La Guardia Airport to Wichita, Kansas. With no other options, Neal decides to share a room in a fleabag hotel with Del Griffith, a shower-curtain-ring salesman and fellow stranded traveller. Although Neal finds Del to be a buffoon, he just can't seem to get away from him. To make matters worse, all their efforts to get back to Chicago fail as trains break down and rental cars catch on fire. Along the way they encounter crazy cabbies, redneck truck drivers, and oversexed bus passengers. John Hughes's first film to feature adults after his success with teen films features fine performances from Martin and Candy.