Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1987-11-26
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1532 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Hughes
star 7.2/10
From 1,532 Ratings


An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower ring curtain salesman, Del Griffith.


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  • Steve Martin

    as Neal Page
  • John Candy

    as Del Griffith
  • Laila Robins

    as Susan Page
  • Michael McKean

    as State Trooper
  • Dylan Baker

    as Owen
  • Kevin Bacon

    as Taxi Racer
  • Olivia Burnette

    as Marti Page
  • Carol Bruce

    as Joy Page
  • Diana Douglas

    as Peg
  • Martin Ferrero

    as Motel Clerk
  • Larry Hankin

    as Doobie
  • Richard Herd

    as Walt
  • Susan Kellermann

    as Waitress
  • Matthew Lawrence

    as Little Neal
  • Edie McClurg

    as Car Rental Agent
  • Susan Isaacs

    as Marie
  • John Randolph Jones

    as Cab Dispatcher
  • Ben Stein

    as Wichita Airport Rep
  • Lyman Ward

    as John
  • George Petrie

    as Martin
  • Gary Riley

    as Motel Thief
  • Charles Tyner

    as Gus
  • Lulie Newcomb

    as Owen's Wife
  • Nicholas Wyman

    as New York Lawyer
  • Gaetano Lisi

    as Cab Driver - New York
  • Diana Castle

    as Stewardess #1
  • Julie H. Morgan

    as Stewardess #2
  • Bill Erwin

    as Man on Plane
  • Ruth de Sosa

    as New York Ticket Agent
  • Kim Genelle

    as Receptionist
  • Grant Forsberg

    as Brand Manager
  • David Raiport

    as Cafe Patron
  • Andrew J. Hentz

    as Bus Lover
  • Karen Meisinger

    as Bus Loverette
  • Gary Palmer

    as Pilot
  • John Moio

    as Screaming Driver
  • Victoria Vanderkloot

    as Screaming Driver's Wife
Art Harold Michelson Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up April Ferry Costume Design
Production Michael Chinich Executive Producer
Camera Donald Peterman Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Toni-Ann Walker Hair Designer
Production Neil A. Machlis Executive Producer
Production Neil A. Machlis Unit Production Manager
Writing John Hughes Screenplay
Directing John Hughes Director
Production John Hughes Producer
Sound Jeff Carson Music Editor
Editing Paul Hirsch Editor
Sound Lon Bender Supervising Sound Editor
Art John W. Corso Production Design
Sound Ira Newborn Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Frank Griffin Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Jr. Makeup Designer
Art Linda Spheeris Set Decoration
Sound Ron Payne Music Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Dione Taylor Hairstylist
Crew Bennie E. Dobbins Stunt Coordinator
Sound Hugo Weng Sound Editor
Directing Arthur Anderson Second Assistant Director
Sound Tarquin Gotch Music Supervisor
Sound David E. Campbell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gregg Rudloff Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound John T. Reitz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Wylie Stateman Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Randy Kelley Sound Editor
Sound Larry Kemp Sound Editor
Crew Stan Parks Special Effects
Sound Chris Jargo Sound Editor
Production Robbie Goldstein Location Manager
Art Jane Bogart Set Decoration
Sound Lorna Anderson Sound Editor
Sound Stan Gilbert ADR Supervisor
Sound Dan M. Rich Sound Editor
Sound James R. Alexander Sound Mixer
Art Louis M. Mann Set Designer
Sound Victor Grodecki Sound Editor
Crew William Aldridge Special Effects
Directing Mark Radcliffe First Assistant Director