Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

Movie Summary

High-strung marketing executive Neal Page and goodhearted but annoying shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith become unlikely travel companions when their flight is diverted due to bad weather. Together they share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get to Chicago in time for the executive’s Thanksgiving Day dinner with his family.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles was originally released in theaters November 25, 1987.

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When will Planes, Trains, and Automobiles air on TV in 2023?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on AMC. For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the AMC Best Christmas Ever schedule.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Steve Martin (Neal Page), John Candy (Del Griffith), Laila Robins (Susan Page), Kevin Bacon (Taxi Racer), Dylan Baker (Owen), Carol Bruce (Joy), Olivia Burnette (Marti), Diana Douglas (Peg), Larry Hankin (Doobie), Richard Herd (Walt)

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5/5 - (3 votes)

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Movie Trailer

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