‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Is Riding In for the Holidays!


| LAST UPDATE 11/25/2022

By Malikah Mcintosh
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The 1987 classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles has just been rereleased with never-before-seen deleted scenes just in time for the holidays! Get ready for a hilarious trip right in your living room with stars Steve Martin and John Candy. Here's a closer look.

It has been 35 years since the John Hughes-written-and-directed comedy was released for the first time in theaters. Steve Martin stars as Neal Page, an uptight marketing executive, and the late John Candy stars as Del Griffith, a kind but irritating salesman. When a series of disasters, including a blizzard, caused the men to be stranded in Wichita, Kansas, they must find a way back to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Together they travel via planes, trains, and automobiles, and hilarity ensues. The comedy has since become a beloved holiday classic that can get the whole family laughing together. So, now is a perfect time for its first rerelease.

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The film’s rerelease is on 4K Ultra HD and includes a bonus “lost luggage” Blu-ray disc. The “lost” disc includes deleted and extended scenes that were found in John Hughes’ archives. There is about an hour of unreleased footage that is included in the disc! Additionally, viewers can expect clips from Dylan Baker’s original audition for the character Owen! But that's not all. There is also a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie called Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. If that is not enough, just hold on to your horses because there’s even more: a two-part documentary on Hughes’ life titled Life Moves Pretty Fast and a featurette titled John Hughes for Adults. Lastly, there will be a tribute to John Candy, who passed at 43 due to a heart attack in 1994. (Hughes died at the age of 59 in 2009.)

For all of our Steve Martin fans, there's more fun in store! The actor also stars in the hit murder mystery comedy Only Murders in the Building. Be sure to check it out - as well as the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles rerelease, which is now available on Amazon for purchase. Happy holidays!

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