Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Planes, Trains & Automobiles .
Two . Once when racing for the cab, and another after he suckerpunches Del on the highway.
Swear. ...I want a bleepin' car right bleepin now!
Kevin Bacon. Yep, don't forget this movie in the Kevin Bacon game!
Bears. Those aren't pillows!
8 years. When they finally reach Chicago, Neal starts to figure out that things don't add up as he rides the train home. He returns to the train station to find Del is still there. Del confesses that he doesn't have a home and his wife has been dead for eight years. This leads to a touching ending when Neal takes Del home with him for Thanksgiving.
78. Del didn't know how fast he was going because the speedometer, along with all the other gauges, had melted in the fire. The state trooper was played by Michael McKeon, best known as Lenny on the television show "Laverne and Shirley".
They are burned to a crisp when their car catches fire. Neal's wallet was in the glove compartment when the car Del rented caught on fire.
V-5. The space was empty and the shuttle bus that took him to the lot had already left. Neal has to walk down a highway and across a runway to get back to the rental agency where another hilarious scene takes place. The car rental agent was played by Edie McClurg who also appeared as the school secretary in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".
The Flintstones. Del saves the day with this song when the passengers don't like Neal's idea to sing "Three Coins in a Fountain".
Braidwood Inn. The Braidwood Inn was run by Del's old friend Gus, played by Charles Tyner. It was at the motel that one of the movies funniest scenes takes place. Neal and Del not only have to share a room, but share a bed as well. The morning after, they wake up holding each other while "Back in Baby's Arms" plays on the movie's soundtrack.
$75. Neal first offers $10, but the man, a lawyer played by Nicholas Wyman, asks for $50 before raising it to $75. While Neal paid the man, Del slips in and steals the cab right under his nose.
Kevin Bacon. Credited as Taxi Racer in the movie, Bacon races Steve Martin as they run down opposite sides of the street, each trying to beat the other to an available cab. Martin had the race won, but falls over a large trunk that turns out to belong to John Candy's character.
6:00pm. It shows the time on his ticket in the first few seconds of the movie. As Neal rushes to leave the meeting, his friend John (Lyman Ward) warns, "You'll never make the six". Neal does get to the airport just in time, only to find his flight has been cancelled.
a date with a chatty Cathy doll. Neal said, "I expect a string to come out of your chest...only you'd be the one pulling it!"
clearing his sinuses. After Neal's tirade, Del replied, "You're not a very tolerant person!"
114. And Del asked Neal, "Wanna take a shower?"
Dooby's Taxiola. Dooby has a Red Pontiac Bonneville and takes the scenic route because, "All ya' see on the interstate, is interstate!"
Ben Stein. If you look over Ben's left shoulder the announcement board states: Destination--Nowhere.
Wichita. Neal is just delighted when he learns that there are no flights out.
"My dogs are barkin' today". And then he removes his socks and starts waving them around!
American Light & Fixture. Shower ring curtain division.
The Canadian Mounted. Of course, with John being Canadian, this makes sense.
909. And the airline was Mid-Central.
$50. Neal: "Please sir, I appeal to your good nature."
Attorney: "I don't have a good nature!"
JFK. His ticket says JFK but later the flight cancellation says LaGuardia to O'Hare!
Thanksgiving. His bosses inability to decide on an ad campaign delayed his departure.
Six Days on the Road. This version is by Steve Earl and the Dukes.
Ray Charles. Del plays the air sax and the piano and drums on the dashboard while navigating the interstate.
the glove compartment. He tells Del "Don't let me forget it." which of course they do, leading to a new set of problems.