All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal....Written by
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When driving down the highway, the road has raised reflector dots. Reflector dots are not used in the Midwest because the snow plows would rip them right out of the road. See more »
[late at night on the highway, Del is unknowingly driving in the opposite lane while a couple drive alongside him notice]
Holy shit! Look at that guy on the wrong side of the highway! He's going to kill somebody!
Screaming Driver's Wife:
Oh, my God!
[honks his horn and rolls his window down to get their attention]
[Del notices and honks back in retaliation]
[waking up from the noise]
Hey, what's going on?
Some joker wants to race.
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There are no opening credits after the title, which scrolls across the screen like a plane, train, and automobile. See more »
In a television version, there is added footage during the New York- Chicago/Wichita flight where Del and Neal try to eat in flight. See more »
I'm not sure who is responsible for bringing Steve Martin and John Candy together,but they are a genius in my book,and they were brought together with just the right material.This comedy from John Hughes is without question his best work as a director. I look at this film as a modern day Laurel and Hardy romp,which, incredibly was not included in the AFI's Top 100 comedies.It will cause you tears,both from laughter and it's touching ending.It is about two very different ways of life,clashing in the beginning, but slowly coming together from the realization they we are all human,despite our differences.It is becoming a tradition at the Williams household to view this movie every Thanksgiving.It is a must see,must own film. Thumbs up.
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