How to Watch Thanksgiving Classic – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The 1987, American comedy film – Planes, Trains and Automobiles is one of the most watched movies in American Homes during Thanksgiving. The story is written by John Hughes who also produced and directed the movie featuring Steve Martin as Neal Page and John Candy as Del Griffith as the lead characters. It is a comical misadventure where Neal tries to get home in Chicago for Thanksgiving.

Release dateNovember 25, 1987
Running time92 minutes
Budget$15 million
Box office$49.5 million

Steve Martin plays the role of a marketing executive, and John Candy is a salesman who sells shower curtain rings. Neal is trying to get home to his family, but fate seems to be a little cruel in allowing him to reach them on time before Thanksgiving. He is barraged with a series of misfortunate events that always seem to have Del involved in it somehow.

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Richard Herd, Laila Robins, Dylan Page, Michael McKean, Larry Hankin, and Diana Dill are seen performing various roles in this movie along with the lead protagonists. With exceptional performances and a beautiful soundtrack featuring country, classic pop, and rock and roll, the movie was critically acclaimed and has gained a huge fan base since its release.

After receiving 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and an average of 7.9 on a scale of 10, the movie has become a heartwarming and hilarious holiday classic since then. 

If you have missed watching this movie or wish to watch it again, then here are some ways to watch it:

Where to Watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles?

Considering the popularity of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the movie has been made available on the platform of most OTTs. You can watch it on Paramount+. You can also stream the movie through the Paramount+ add-on on Prime Video and by purchasing or renting it from online video stores such as Google Play Movies, Amazon, Vudu, YouTube, Apple TV, and more. Fans can also watch this movie on Netflix.

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