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Director: John Hughes     Starring: Steve Martin John Candy
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Format: DVD
Sku: 211580370
UPC: 097361434346
UPC 14: 00097361434346
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An ad exec and a shower-curtain-ring salesman become co-travelers on the way to thanksgiving in chicago.
Editor's Note
All Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to do is make it home from a business trip in New York City and spend Thanksgiving with his family in Chicago. Instead, he finds himself rerouted from New York's La Guardia Airport to Wichita, Kansas. With no other options, Neal decides to share a room in a fleabag hotel with Del Griffith (John Candy), a shower-curtain-ring salesman and fellow stranded traveler. Although Neal finds Del to be a buffoon, he just can't seem to get away from him. To make matters worse, all their efforts to get back to Chicago fail as trains break down and rental cars catch on fire. Along the way they encounter crazy cabbies, redneck truck drivers, and oversexed bus passengers. John Hughes's (SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB) first film to feature adults after his success with teen films features fine performances from Martin and Candy. Kevin Bacon, who appeared in Hughes's next film, SHE'S HAVING A BABY, makes a small but humorous appearance, as does Edie McClurg, known for her role as the high school secretary in FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF.

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Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/20/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 92 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1987
Video UPC UPC: 00097361434346
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Michael McKean
Video Cast Info Steve Martin
Video Cast Info William Windom
Video Cast Info Kevin Bacon
Video Cast Info John Candy
Video Cast Info Bill Brown - Associate Producer
Video Cast Info John Hughes - Director
Plot Summary
An advertising executive who just wants to fly home to spend Thanksgiving with his family is stuck with a loud but lovable salesman during an unbelievable succession of blizzards, transfers, strikes, and delays.

Professional Reviews

Variety
"...An effective nightmarish comedy....Steve Martin and John Candy repeatedly recall a contemporary Laurel & Hardy..." 11/25/1987

Los Angeles Times
"...There is no denying the craft of either Martin or Candy..." 11/25/1987 p.C1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...It is perfectly cast and soundly constructed, and all else flows naturally..." 11/12/2000 p.3

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