Planes, Trains and Automobiles – John Hughes (Friday’s Finest)

Warning: The following dialogue could be deemed offensive:

Car Rental Agent: [cheerfully] Welcome to Marathon, may I help you?

Neal: Yes.

Car Rental Agent: How may I help you?

Neal: You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosy fucking cheeks! Then you can give me a fucking automobile! A fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick! Four fucking wheels and a seat!

Car Rental Agent: I really don’t care for the way you’re speaking to me.

Neal: And I really don’t care for the way your company left me in the middle of fucking nowhere with fucking keys to a fucking car that isn’t fucking there. And I really didn’t care to fucking walk down a fucking highway and across a fucking runway to get back here to have you smile in my fucking face. I want a fucking car… right… fucking… now.

[pause]

Car Rental Agent: May I see your rental agreement?

Neal: I threw it away.

Car Rental Agent: Oh, boy.

Neal: Oh, boy, what?

Car Rental Agent: [narrows her eyes] You’re fucked.

IMDB Storyline:

All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. When bad weather cancels his flight, he decides on other means of transportation. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower-curtain-ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal..

That is all.

1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Wikipedia
2. Planes, Trains and Automobiles – IMDB

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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12 comments on “Planes, Trains and Automobiles – John Hughes (Friday’s Finest)
  1. Hi Matt, this is interesting because I saw this movie for the first time in my life, just the other day! Very amusing! Hope you are well. And have a Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it)! Sharon

    • What a coincidence! I watched it with my kids a little while back and it was their first viewing. They loved it. It ends with a beautiful message which I always liked revisiting.
      I do celebrate Christmas perhaps not with the same fervour as the Colombians. But when I had my kids, we bought a Xmas tree (my first) and decorated a manger with Xmas lights. I also wish you a very happy Xmas (if you celebrate it?) and I hope this message finds you with peace, tranquility and goodwill. Ho, Ho, Ho!!!

  2. Ps. If you like Steve Martin, you might like ‘It’s Complicated’ with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. Very funny and touching! Enjoy!

  3. Thank you for your kind wishes Matt. I’m not that into Christmas, but a holiday is a holiday. Oh, last time I checked, ‘It’s Complicated’ was showing on Netflix. You might still catch it! Very best wishes, Sharon

    • Why aren’t you much into Xmas if I may ask?
      I will definitely look out for ‘It’s complicated’ and watch it on the weekend. Thank you Sharon.

      • It’s hard to put into words Matt. My upbringing was unconventional so Christmas was never really a big thing. I am not religious, so again Christmas in that sense is lost on me. Kind regards, Sharon

      • I know what you mean. Religion, culture and family have a lot to do with it. I’m not a Christmassy person as in ‘festive’ but I was basically coerced to have a tree and display a manger. So, for the festive mood of my children and their family, that’s what I did. It’s inspiring and I have fond memories of XMAS.

  4. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I can’t tell you how much I love this movie. I want the new version of an extra 75 minutes of footage.

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