var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; The entire rest of the movie is pure PG-13 (PG, if made prior to 1984). Overnight, they are robbed. Amazon. But Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the best and it's not even up for debate. Amidst some pretty pointed bickering and a touch of gay panic, Neal and Del try everything they can think of to get to Chicago, from a train that breaks down to a rented car that goes up in flames. Some of the more memorable: a silent, smirky Kevin Bacon as a fellow would-be taxi passenger, the underappreciated Larry Hankin as an odd Kansas cabbie, and Dylan Baker, who continues to enjoy a respectable and prominent career, makes a magical, uncharacteristic film debut as the phlegmy Owen (Gus' son), who gives the guys an uncomfortable ride. Neal just wants to quietly get home to his wife (Laila Robins) and three young children, but it is not to be. google_color_border = "F3F7F6"; Perhaps the movie's strong DVD sales numbers have encouraged Paramount to show a little more love and care. At some point, the studio should really investigate and see if anything is worth preserving and presenting. This 1987 cross-country buddy comedy is up there with Hughes' very best and proves his incomparable talent was not only suited for tales of adolescence. The emotional ending of Planes, Trains And Automobiles was pieced together at the last minute. I was really bummed not to get the chance to review the 2009 "Those Aren't Pillows!" Online stores suggest that has been replaced by a comparable slipcover whose red and green color scheme and gift-wrapped presents among suitcases seems overtly designed to make you think this is a Christmas movie, but no such slipcover was included with my review copy. Amidst some pretty pointed bickering and a touch of gay panic, Neal and Del try everything they can think of to get to Chicago, from a train that breaks down to a rented car that goes up in flames. The soundtrack is full of the era's music, from Hughes favorites The Dream Academy to synth pop band Book of Love. google_ad_client = "pub-9732201945510416"; google_color_bg = "F3F7F6"; The soundtrack is full of the era's music, from Hughes favorites The Dream Academy to synth pop band Book of Love. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes.It stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, and John Candy as Del Griffith, a goodhearted but annoying shower curtain ring salesman. Edition DVD, in between whose announcement and release Hughes sadly passed away, a celebrity death that affected me in the way that Michael Jackson's seemed to affect many. Or maybe they're just that good at picture quality; even on DVD, it was an area that they long excelled. If it's painful, funny, or just plain crazy, it happens to Neal and Del in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." Though this is, without a doubt, a two-man show, there isn't a supporting performance that doesn't stay in mind here. Returning us to Planes-specific extras, "John Hughes for Adults" (4:02, SD) gathers more footage from the 1987 airport Q & A session, more B-roll, and more from the modern interviews, these parts focused on the writer/director. "A Tribute to John Candy" (3:00, SD) pays homage to the late actor with those same elements (including Martin's Q & A comments) plus clips from the movie. Buy Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD on Amazon Marketplace, DVDizzy.com | DVD and Blu-ray Reviews | New and Upcoming DVD & Blu-ray Schedule | Upcoming Cover Art | Search This Site. "A Tribute to John Candy" (3:00, SD) pays homage to the late actor with those same elements (including Martin's Q & A comments) plus clips from the movie. Running 87 minutes plus credits, it is one of the tautest films out there. Paramount Home Entertainment isn't big on catalog releases these days, having licensed much of their library to Warner Bros. (Neal: "He says we're going the wrong way..." Del: "Oh, he's drunk. Steve Martin & John Candy], © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The first time I saw the movie, back in the late spring of 2001, I questioned some of the choices, specifically the instrumental "Power to Believe" from The Dream Academy (who had also been used a year earlier on Hughes' Ferris Bueller), which quickly and jarringly renders dramatic an early motel scene. Edition DVD here. Years earlier, Hughes impressed with a different sort of family movie, scripting the R-rated National Lampoon's Vacation and its equally celebrated PG-13 Christmas installment. At some point, the studio should really investigate and see if anything is worth preserving and presenting. //2011-11-03: dreamworks/paramount full page, 1980s Without hearing from his family members, there is still an over 10-year gap in Hughes' story which remains to be told. Finally, there is the deleted scene "Airplane Food" (3:24, HD), which is supposedly added to some TV broadcasts. Running 87 minutes plus credits, it is one of the tautest films out there. Since the discs themselves are unchanged, I feel like my 2011 Blu-ray review can be as well. But Planes must be a perennial bestseller because the studio has reissued it on the thirtieth anniversary of its theatrical release. I bet if Paramount made a New Year's comedy in 1989, I would have loved that too; crazily enough, Columbia Pictures did and I do (Ghostbusters II). That perfectly segues into the two having difficulty comprehending a concerned couple's attempts to warn them. Uptight marketing man Neal Page (Steve Martin) is eager to get out of his meeting and catch his 6:00 flight back home to Chicago. google_color_bg = "F3F7F6"; (Neal: "He says we're going the wrong way..." Del: "Oh, he's drunk. I know that classic comedies are at a disadvantage from being regularly recognized as such. First, they're stuck sharing a bed in the only available room. (Blu-ray originally released as Best Buy exclusive September 25, 2011, and in general retail November 6, 2012) Oddly, the movie's theatrical trailer still isn't included. While this falls short of the definitive Hughes celebration, it's still an excellent documentary and includes new interviews with actors Matthew Broderick, Jon Cryer, Lea Thompson, and Alan Ruck, repeat director Howard Deutch, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, producer/National Lampoon CEO Matty Simmons, and costume designer Marilyn Vance, along with plenty of archival interviews with Hughes himself (all you'd get from him since about 1991) and some cast members. But the movie continued to live in my memory. King. google_ad_channel = "3361819693+7419070854"; To me, this is one of the funniest movies ever made. Without hearing from his family members, there is still an over 10-year gap in Hughes' story which remains to be told. As covered above, Planes has a great musical sensibility and it really shines in this presentation. The second segment discusses his actors and characters, his methods, and his interest in music. Hughes' subsequent cross-country comedy Dutch also fits the bill. Its original DVD transfer impressed me greatly, but 1080p resolution easily tops that. It's noteworthy for featuring some footage unused in the film. 'Tis a joyous season for me. Each is constructed on layers of setup. No soundtracks are currently listed for this title. Though there are literally hundreds of Christmas movies, other holidays don't get so much love. As far as I'm concerned, though, Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the only Thanksgiving movie you need. Thanksgiving: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving • Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration • Home Improvement: The Complete Sixth Season google_alternate_ad_url = "http://www.ultimatedisney.com/contest/dmcad9.html"; Details about Lp “ Planes Trains and Automobiles “ soundtrack SEALED John candy Steve martin. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Hughes' prowess in putting together an appealing soundtrack whose performers and songs you typically do not otherwise know. Bacon stars in She's Having a Baby (1988) and cameos in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Candy cameos in She's Having a Baby (1988) and stars in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), while Windom cameos in Planes, Trains and Automobiles and plays Bacon's father-in-law in She's Having a baby. Lp “ Planes Trains and Automobiles “ soundtrack SEALED John candy Steve martin. They share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving with his family.