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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: ComedyNotable as: Screwball comedySub-Category: Airplanes and airports, Buddy film, Screwball comedy, Comedy of Errors, Road movie, Comedy, DramaNarrative location: New York City, Missouri, ChicagoRuntime: 92 - 93 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: ChicagoDirector: John HughesScreenwriter: John HughesMusic: Ira NewbornCinematography: Paul Hirsch, Donald PetermanStars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon, Dylan Baker, Larry Hankin, Richard Herd, Matthew Lawrence, Edie McClurg Producer: John HughesStudio: Great Oaks ProductionsAward details: (details at IMDb)
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who meets Del Griffith, played by John Candy, an eternally optimistic, overly talkative, and clumsy shower curtain ring salesman who seems to live in a world governed by a different set of rules. They share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago from New York City in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his family.


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