Now that Thanksgiving has arrived, Americans are celebrating the occasion with an annual tour of the 1987 comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Legendary movie stars Steve Martin and John Candy, written and directed by John Hughes, as two unlikely travel companions who traveled during the Thanksgiving Christmas time, everyone was forced to take to the streets together. Because of its location, it has become a staple for many American families. Many watch the movie at least once a year to celebrate the festive holidays.
“Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it! Time for the family and me to watch our annual screening of the best Thanksgiving movie ever!” Planes, trains, and automobiles“wrote a fan on Twitter, including a GIF of Candy in the film.
“Don’t be lazy. You have to get Planes, trains, and automobiles in at least twice today, “says a tweet in response to someone’s TV lineup including the film.
“My favorite Thanksgiving movie? Planes, trains, and automobiles“writes another fan.” Steve Martin & John Candy are at the forefront of their game. John Hughes too! At the time he was at the peak of his cinematic powers! A wonderful tribute to John Candy & John Hughes. Happy Thanksgiving! “
Another fan of the film has other plans planned for the day, although still making sure to watch the film. He tweeted, “I got the Thanksgiving episode of WKRP, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Planes, trains, and automobiles Everyone was ready to see her today along with the @dallascowboys game. Am i missing something? “
Better still, Thanksgiving is still bringing newcomers to the classic film over three decades later. One tweet said: “I’m very excited about it Addams family values later. I also rented Planes, trains, and automobilesI’ve never seen before. This is me try to make the best of things. “
Planes, trains, and automobiles Martin as Marketing Director Neal Page and Candy as the chatty shower curtain ring seller Del Griffith. The two travel the country for three days, hoping to get Neal home on time for Thanksgiving. The film is both heartwarming and hilarious and is widely recognized and widely considered to be one of the best comedies of all time. It is also the best Thanksgiving movie for many fans.
A remake of planes, trains, and automobiles is also in the works, with Will Smith and Kevin Hart starring. While the full details of the plot are unclear, the remake will likely portray the two as strange bedfellows traveling around the United States during the holiday season. Ayesha Carr will write the script and a director has yet to be named.
Days ago, Martin tweeted a link to a mini-documentary published online examining the unused footage from the original cut of the film. “Interesting attitude PTA for Thanksgiving, “says Martin of the video. The deep dive describes the lost scenes from the film from edited footage and pages from the original script. You can read the mini-document below courtesy of Hats Off Entertainment. Happy Thanksgiving!