Total Recast | Episode 15: ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ (1987)

From Sailor and Kane, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and decided to share our thoughts on this Turkey Day classic, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

We are joined by a special guest, Marmaduke Karlston, to review and recast this John Hughes comedy that stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, and John Candy as Del Griffith, a goodhearted but annoying shower curtain ring salesman. They share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving with his family. The film received critical acclaim, with many critics praising it for Hughes branching out from teen comedies, and for the performances of Candy and Martin.

We decided to put a twist on our normal recasting format where Kane plays studio exec as Sailor and Duke try to sell their casting picks to get them selected for the film.

We discuss John Hughes as he transitioned from teen movies to more adult and family films.

We also try to answer why this underperformed at the box office with three 80s icons involved.

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Author: Vincent Kane

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