Classic Corner: It's about the journey, not the destination
If you’re looking forward to having a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving holiday, then Del Griffith has the deal of a lifetime for you!
In the 1987 movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids. His sanity begins to quickly fray, though, after his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm. To add to his frustration, he keeps running into a very talkative shower curtain ring salesman named Del (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying.
The real comedic genius of the duo is seen as they try to work together to overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their destination. From missed taxis, uncooperative airline stewardesses, extra-perky rental car agents, possibke motel rooms for $2, a Casio watch and multiple highway mishaps, this film gives a cornucopia of laughs to be thankful for after an extremely challenging year.
You can take advantage of Del’s deal of a lifetime for free by tuning in Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Nov. 28, on AMC. For everyone else waiting to get on the bus and looking for exquisite “earrings,” that will be $5 (or two for $7).