Now that Thanksgiving has arrived, Americans are celebrating the occasion with an annual tour of the 1987 comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Legendary movie stars Steve Martin and John Candy, written and directed by John Hughes, as two unlikely travel companions who traveled during the Thanksgiving Christmas time, everyone was forced to take to the streets together. Because of its location, it has become a staple for many American families. Many watch the movie at least once a year to celebrate the festive holidays.
"Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it! Time for the family and me to watch our annual screening of the best Thanksgiving movie ever! Airplanes, trains and automobiles," one fan wrote on Twitter, including a GIF of candy in the film .
"Don't be lazy. You have to get planes, trains, and cars at least twice today," replied a tweet on someone's TV cast, including the film.
"My favorite Thanksgiving movie? Planes, trains and automobiles," writes another fan. "Steve Martin & John Candy at the top of their game. Also John Hughes! At the time he was at the peak of his cinematic skills! A wonderful one Tribute to John Candy & John Hughes. Happy Thanksgiving! "
Another fan of the film has other plans planned for the day, although still making sure to watch the film. He tweeted, "I have the Thanksgiving episode of WKRP, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and planes, trains, and automobiles queuing today, along with the @dallascowboys game. Am I missing something?"
Better still, Thanksgiving is still bringing newcomers to the classic film over three decades later. A tweet said, "I'm very excited to see Addams Family Values later. I've also rented planes, trains, and automobiles that I've never rented before. I'm trying to make the most of things."
Planes, trains and automobiles played Martin as marketing director Neal Page and Candy as the chatty shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith. The two travel the country for three days, hoping to get Neal home on time for Thanksgiving. The film is both heartwarming and hilarious and is widely recognized and widely regarded as one of the best comedies of all time. It is also the best Thanksgiving movie for many fans.
A remake of planes, trains, and automobiles is also in the works, with Will Smith and Kevin Hart starring. While the full details of the plot are unclear, the remake will likely portray the two as strange bedfellows traveling around the United States during the holiday season. Ayesha Carr will write the script and a director has yet to be named.
Days ago, Martin tweeted a link to a mini-documentary published online examining the unused footage from the original cut of the film. "Interesting version of PTA for Thanksgiving," says Martin of the video. The deep dive describes the lost scenes from the film from cut footage and pages from the original script. You can read the mini-document below courtesy of Hats Off Entertainment. Happy Thanksgiving!
Interesting shot of PTA for Thanksgiving. New documentary explores "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" – InsideHook. https://t.co/itCnrDYs7f
– Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) November 22, 2020
Don't be lazy. You need to get planes, trains and cars at least twice today. ???????? #HappyThanksgiving
– Pack Attack (@GpgPack) November 26, 2020
My favorite Thanksgiving movie? Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987). Steve Martin & John Candy at the top of their game. John Hughes too! At the time he was at the peak of his cinematic powers! A wonderful tribute to John Candy & John Hughes. Happy Thanksgiving!
– Jason Eyler (@ JasonEyler83) November 26, 2020
I have the Thanksgiving episode of WKRP, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and planes, trains, and automobiles waiting to be watched today along with the @dallascowboys game.
Am i missing something? #Happy Thanksgiving
– Jeff Newman???? (@ JeffNewman72) November 26, 2020
I am very excited to see Addams Family Values later. I've also rented planes, trains, and cars that I've never seen before.
That's me ~ trying to make the best of things ~
– Sarah is creepy all year round @ (@SarahTheColor) November 26, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it! Time for the family and me to watch our annual screening of the best Thanksgiving movie ever!
Airplanes, trains and automobiles pic.twitter.com/VBTuGAS6nz
– Ashes2Ashes (@ The_Ashes2Ashes) November 26, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving !! OwO Planes Trains and Automobiles is probably the best movie to watch today! ???? Time to do this pozole! Happy # HappyThanksgivingpic.twitter.com / PbWHRZJN3R
– Verly OwO ((open to commissions)) (@ Verliet427) November 26, 2020
Happy Airplanes, Trains and Automobiles Day
– 6 dollars and my right nut (@_oz___) November 26, 2020
Let the first Thanksgiving movie begin! Planes, trains and automobiles!
– Michele Martino (@MicheleMartino) November 26, 2020
On that day in cinema history, November 25, 1987, the Thanksgiving movie (planes, trains and automobiles) starring John Candy and Steve Martin will be released in theaters. # Thanksgiving2020 # Thanksgivingpic.twitter.com / DCjPjAugkD
– ChrisTheDaiyVloger (@ChrisTheDaiy) November 26, 2020
Devour, devour! It's Thanksgiving, and this week we're talking about Alec's favorite Turkey Day tradition: planes, trains, and automobiles! Embark on an unfortunate journey with disgusting bathrooms, road trip movies, travel fears we are thankful for this year! pic.twitter.com/ec5w1RQjNa
– Generation Y am I Lyke This Podcast (@YamILykeThis) November 26, 2020
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