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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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Go behind the scenes on the 1987 Comedy movie starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins More Cast


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Thanks to Charles Pickens
It was the middle of summer when they shot the over pass scene that Steve Martin was walking under to get to the airport. They had to keep adding artificial snow in order to get the shot right due to it melting faster than they could put it up. If you look in the background when he enters the airport you can see people walking with shorts on or t-shirts.
Thanks to Albert
The car Neal and Del rent is a 87 Chrysler Le Baro (K-car) Turbo, the movie crew disguised it by changing the emblems and a few other things because Chrysler wasn't happy with what they ended up doing to the car (Burning it to the ground). And yes, the wood paneling was a standard feature to the real car back then!
Thanks to Andy
The car rental desk that appeared in the airport when Del was in St. Louis (when he was cussing the attendant) was the desk of Enterprise Rent A Car.
Thanks to Devan
While Neal's house, seen at the end of the film, looks the same as the one seen in "Home Alone," written by John Hughes, they are in fact different houses. If you watch Home Alone you will notice that there is not a street that T's into the house. The streets are not the same.
Thanks to William Kucharski
The voice heard on the TV, as Laila Robbins is sleeping, declaring that the snow storm is over and O'Hare should be reopening soon is that of long-time WGN-TV weatherman (and one of the universally acknowledged best weathermen in the business) Tom Skilling.
Thanks to Ed Brewer / Jessy S
When Neil and Del finally roll into Chicago in the back of the truck, they are coming in on the Kennedy Expressway. (I-90/94) (from the northwest). If they were coming in from St. Louis or downstate Illinois, they would either use I-57 or the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) -unless they had a delivery northwest of Chicago maybe?



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Thanks to Albert
In some versions of the film, there is a cut scene when Del and Neal are on the plane to Chicago. It takes place right before the scene of them sleeping "We're not landing in Chicago.". Del, Neal, and the elderly man next to Neal are having their in flight meal. Neal is disgusted with the food, which Del and the other man then help themselves to, except for Neal's brownie. Del get's in some funny arguments with the other gentleman because he can't hear well "He wants his brownie! You can't have his brownie!" Only to have the lady infront of Neal throw her hair over the back of her seat and on top of Neal's brownie. AMC's version has this deleted scene in place.



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