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Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Planes Trains and Automobiles
Actors: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon
Director: John Hughes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
R     2008     1hr 33min

Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 08/05/2008 Run time: 92 minutes Rating: R


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Actors: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon
Director: John Hughes
Creators: Donald Peterman, John Hughes, Paul Hirsch, Bill Brown, Michael Chinich, Neil A. Machlis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, John Hughes, Steve Martin, Drama
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/05/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1987
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Buyer Beware. Nothing new here.
M. B. DaVega | Columbia, SC | 08/17/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, the two stars I've given here are based solely on the dvd itself, NOT the movie. I LOVE the movie but this supposedly new dvd treatment is nothing to get excited about.

'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' is just one of many 80's movies from Paramount Studios that have supposedly been rereleased as 2-Disc special editions this month. (August 2008) These are basically just repackaged dvds with some new cover designs intended to tie-in with vH1's 'I love the 80's' merchandising and the second 'disc' is really just a bonus audio music cd of popular 80's singles with all of a whopping 4 tracks on the disc. The movie does have some newly enhanced audio and an alledged deleted scene somewhere within the movie according to the back cover but I never noticed anything strikingly different from the original version.

This 'I love the 80's' movie series from Paramount rereleases are fine if all you're after is just the movie itself. But just don't expect anything different or new and if you're hoping for a two-disc MOVIE special edition loaded with all kinds of extra features like I was, you might be a little ticked off. My advice is that it's probably best to just skip these and wait for some REAL special editions of these films if there ever are any in the works.

Paramount can do better and it's clear they didn't put any real thought or care into these releases."
Fans Of This Movie Beware!
Cybersquatch | HOLIDAY FLORIDA | 11/27/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Like other reviews here I love this movie as a matter of fact it is my ALL TIME FAVORITE but this dvd release is misleading to us fans I DID buy this movie just for the "DELETED SCENE" That is just not here!!! Nowhere to be found I went through it several times to make sure because another reviewer said it was here (I hope you actually watched this version) and didn't AS I DID rely on it being what I thought was the Plane scene as seen on TV because they certainly don't show it on my copy of the movie! It's a tradition of mine to watch this movie every year at this time (Thanksgiving) so I know the movie well enough to know when something has changed in it and guess what in this "I LOVE THE 80'S" version of the movie has nothing new to offer but AGGRAVATION!!! and DISSAPOINTMENT!!! SAVE YOUR CASH!!! Hopefully someone will get it right on this movie SOON and give us ALL the extras that were ever made so we can truly enjoy this movie in a new way as never before experienced! PARAMOUNT QUIT MISLEADING AND RIPPING US OFF WITH THESE INFERIOR RELEASES AND GIVE US WHAT WE REALLY WANT!!!!! Cybersquatch"
5 for the movie but ONE FOR THE DVD
David C. Tanner | FPO, AP United States | 02/11/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"As mentioned in the previous reviews, the deleted scene cannot be found. The back of the DVD says there is a deleted scene. On the box it says the product was released in 2008 but the DVD itself has 2006 printed on it!! What's going on?
A comedy Classic!
John Lindsey | Socorro, New Mexico USA. | 11/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

Neal Page (Steve Martin) is your typical business man who just had a meeting in New York City, he wants to get home before Thanksgiven to see his family. Unfortunately he meets a terrible curse upon him and that curse is a blabber-mouthed fat salesman named Dell Griffth (John Candy) whom will cause Neal nothing but trouble and misery for two days before Thanksgiven. Even though their flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, they now go on a cross-country trip back to Chicago even if it's painful to Neal.

A hilarious and never-a-dull-moment comedy from John Hughes who was fresh off his successful teen comedies like "Sixteen Candles" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" has done a great R-rated comedy. Even though it's rated "R" for some mild profanity with 16 uses of the "F" word, it can still be enjoyed by the family and the performances are superb including the original screenplay. There's even appearences by Kevin Bacon and Ben Stein and memorable moments such as the laugh out loud scene of "Those aren't Pillows" including some heart to go along with it.

The DVD has a good transfer and nice sound but there's no extras, hopefully someday we'll get a special edition DVD or Blu-Ray. I strongly recommend this movie to everyone even to the Thanksgiven holidays."