Planes, Trains and Automobiles Movie Cover

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

R, 1987, Paramount Pictures

Director:

John Hughes

Starring:

Steve Martin, John Candy

Plot:

Neal Page is an advertising executive who just wants to fly home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family. But all Neal Page gets is misery named Del Griffith - a loud mouthed, but nevertheless loveable, salesman who leads Neal on a cross-country chase that keeps Neal from tasting his turkey.

1

Angry man spews verbal abuse

Themes: Anger, Communication, Controlling the Tongue, Feelings, Rudeness, Shame

2

Boss drags out pointless meeting

Themes: Anticipation, Anxiety, Bosses, Frustration, Worry

3

Men race to get taxi

Themes: Competition, Defeat, Desperation, Frustration

4

Man loses cab after paying extra

Themes: Deception, Facing Trials, Selfishness, Unethical

5

Man gives unsolicited marriage advice

Themes: Advice, Love, Marriage, Obnoxious

6

Officer ignores man's plea for mercy

Themes: Authority, Denial with Dignity, Justice, Mercy, Optimism, Reality, Safety

7

Compassion shown to lonely man

Themes: Compassion, Friendship, Thanksgiving, Honesty, Loneliness

8

Man ignores warning and has close encounter with death

Themes: Consequences, Death, Deception, Denial with Dignity, Ignorance, Protection, Warning

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