Planes, Trains and Automobiles Movie Behind The Scenes

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Goofs



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See the goofs, blunders and plain ole mistakes in the 1987 Comedy movie starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins More Cast

We believe the following are all legit mistakes. If we've bungled it, or you have additional info, please update us.

Thanks to David Jones
"She's Having a Baby", the movie on TV when Laila Robins (Steve Martin's wife) is in bed, was not released until 1988, but is used in this 1987 film.
Thanks to David Jones
When John Candy, who plays Del, gets his coat stuck to the seat adjusters in the car, he swerves trying to get it unstuck and loses two hubcaps. Then, in the next scenes, the hubcaps are back on and then they're gone again after driving between the 2 semi-trucks.
Thanks to Jonathan
In the scene that Del and Neal are drinking nips in the motel room, Neal asks for tequila. When making a toast "to the wives", Neal all of a sudden has a different drink in his hand. The tequila has a yellowish color but the new liquor is clear.
Thanks to Steve
They are driving from St. Louis to Chicago....but when they are stopped by the police officer for speeding...it is a Wisconsin State Trooper. How did they get into Wisconsin?
Thanks to Chris Muench
Del and Neal are crossing the Mississippi River coming to St.Louis (over the Eads bridge). They are suppossed to be coming from Kansas which is from the west. St. Louis is on the west bank of the river, so, that would mean they are coming from Illinois into St. Louis. The ironic part is they are trying to get to Illinois.
Thanks to Dave Fournier
Did anyone notice the scene after Neal got on the L in Chicago, presumably to go home, and Del stays behind at the train station, when Neal gets off the train to find Del, the film must have been reversed, because Steve Martin (Neal) always parts his hair from the right, but in this scene, it's parted from the left? Has anyone seen this editing gaffe?
Thanks to Anonymous
The Oldsmobile sedan with the man and woman that are trying to warn John Candy and Steve Martin that they are going wrong way on the highway.

...The gear shift is up in the park position on Oldsmobile as they are driving. Apparently the vehicle is being towed on a dolly or is in studio with screen behind them.
Thanks to Cubby on KTU
If the flight from New York to Chicago was diverted due to the snow storm, Wichita, Kansas would be almost a 2 hour flight passed Chicago and way too far for a diversion.

A better option would have been Indianapolis, Cleveland, Detroit or never had taken off at all.
Thanks to Mike
In the first night's hotel room, you know that Del takes his shower first because Steve says "Go ahead" to Del's offer to take a shower and because we can see Del relaxing in his robe. So when Neal is showering the bathroom would have already been in a mess, from Del's shower a few minutes before, but Neal looks shocked when he gets out of his shower to see the disgusting mess. He would have had to see it as he got into the shower.
Thanks to david pergram
When Neal tells Del to come in from the cold, at the motel the car is parked on the other end of the parking lot. The next morning its parked in front of their room and there was a snow drift in front of the car but no snow anywhere else which meant car would've had to sit there for several days for the snow to melt around it
Thanks to Adam
When Niel and Del are on the side of the road it says "Chicago 102 Miles." They are less than 2 hours away and have to spend the night in a Motel rather than driving through the night to get home.

Then when their burnt to a crisp car is impounded and they hitch a ride in the back of a truck Del says they are 3 hours away from Chicago if they don't hit traffic.

Bogus Blunders

Sometimes an apparent goof is not a real mistake

But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Planes, Trains and Automobiles".
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