Planes, Trains & Automobiles movie clips:

Del (John Candy) tries to sweet talk the cop (Michael McKean) who pulls over their husk of a car.

Were it not for its profanity-laden opening scenes, John Hughes’ Planes, Trains and Automobiles might have been suitable family entertainment: certainly it’s heaps less violent and mean-spirited than…

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  1. Michael McKean's delivery of the line 'Do you feel this vehicle is safe for highway travel?' gets me every single time I watch it. It's perfect. LMAO. And the expression on his face when Del is telling him that Neil is gonna miss his Thanksgiving dinner is also priceless. Freaking brilliant.

  2. Remember: Back in the '80s, the national speed limit was 55 MPH.

  3. Well, it would've been

    Could've been worse than you would ever know

    Oh, the dashboard melted

    But we still have the radio

  4. The ol' 219 in Boston NY

  5. From a state trooper to a lawyer then suicide

  6. Well, the dashboard melted but we still have the radio

  7. cracks me up every single time

  8. However the radio still works lol ?

  9. I can listen to John Candy talk all day!

  10. We had a small fire last night but we caught it in the nick of time. Classic?? Top of the morning officer

  11. Chuck McGill is the cop.

  12. Fredrick from short circuit pulls over uncle Buck.

  13. Couple of things about this scene, the cop is wearing a Wisconsin state trooper uniform and it was supposed to be part of a deleted scene where they ended up taking a wrong turn and ended up in Wisconsin, and that courthouse in the last scene is the courthouse in Woodstock Illinois, aka Punxsutawney in the movie groundhogs day.

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  15. At 1:21 when Neal learns the car's getting impounded & he's crushed over it, you can see Dale try to quickly comfort & reassure him. He's wanting Neal to know he's gonna get him home, because he said he would. The movie is filled with little things like that which makes me love that character & their friendship even more, esp considering what we learn about Dale in the end.

    I've also noticed a lot of women don't seem to like this movie as much as guys. I think its because they don't understand that many times this is how men bond. They'll fight & maybe even hate each other at first, then become lifelong friends. So this is the ultimate movie in this regard & its a foreign concept to many women I think.

  16. When I was about 17 I owned a very cobbled together 1966 volkswagen convertible. My friend and I took it to an affluent town on the north shore in the suburbs of Chicago. We got pulled over by a police officer. My buddy looked about as comfortable as Steve Martin did here. The cop walks up to us and the first things he asks is “Have you guys ever seen the movie Planes Trains and Automobiles ?” I replied that I had. He said “all you’re missing here is a burning back seat. I saw you guys rolling down the street and thought to myself , ‘what the hell are these guys driving”? He asked me to get out of the car. After showing him my license he took me around my poor VW and pointed out all of the deficiencies (the flapping fenders, the vertical license plate, etc, with a considerable amount of humor. He told us to have a nice day and please, don’t come back to his town with this heap. This was in about 1992, I did eventually get that VW fixed up and sure wish I still had it. My buddy and I still laugh about that day.

  17. lol good ol John Candy….man I miss his acting/comedy

  18. The cop is Lenny. From Spinal Tap.

  19. They were meant to drive from St. Louis to Chicago. Stayed a night in between and end up detouring to Wisconsin in this condition of a car.

  20. "What happened to your car? It looks like it was crushed… by a dwarf!"

  21. Holy crapp, it's a young version of Chuck, and the guy from Spinal Tap – in one of my favourite movies.
    (I guess I am old as ****)

  22. "Those aren't pillows!"

  23. So this how chuck started off a cop then lawyer

  24. “We had a small fire last night”

    Oh, I think Chuck can relate…

  25. “Well funnily enough I was just talking to my friend about it, our speedometer is melted and as a result it’s very difficult to judge how fast we were going with any degree of accuracy”

  26. This scene is just epic. John Hughes and Candy just made some great movies together back then. Sadly, you just dont see that nowadays.

  27. That's a Wisconsin State Trooper….how did they get stopped by WI trooper when they were traveling from st. Louis to Chicago????

  28. However the radio still works, don't ask me how and it's as clear as a bell too! ? Hysterical!!!

  29. "what the hell are you driving here?" LOL

  30. "Melted spedometer" I'm gonna use that the next time I'm pulled over lol

  31. No not a one.. lol

  32. Love the realism of the movie and John and Steve are the best. The rotting of the Chrysler is the first sign of America being shit on by our corporations using so called steel made on the dirt floors of China. As if that weren't bad enough the greedy bastards then took your jobs and shipped them back to China to bankrupt you and make themselves even greedier and greedier. I want these people to pay and I mean pay for killing 75 million Americans so they could look at you and mock you. These people who are running this county are a bunch of sick Fascists. If they could murder you right now they would and then laugh at you and our family for being poor. They believe that God made them rich o purpose to subvert you and make you slaves.

  33. Oh no its the clown from Star Trek :0

  34. he should have tried to bribe the cop with a set of shower curtain rings

  35. The snow and actual winter conditions is what Thanksgiving weather used to be like in the northern USA thirty years ago.

  36. Still one my favourite comedies. John Candy, I miss you.

  37. That poor car, I hope it got fixed and resold after the shooting. I hate seeing real cars destroyed just to shoot a movie.

  38. That is a chrysler Lebaron convertible Woody 1985

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