Most of the special features here were originally on the “Those Aren’t Pillows” DVD edition. They include a 17-minute making-of documentary (Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes Trains and Automobiles) that mixes footage of a 1987 press conference featuring Steve Martin, John Candy and John Hughes with some contemporary interviews featuring other cast and crewmembers involved with the film. The 4-minute supplement John Hughes for Adults features more of the same press conference, and the 3-minute supplement A Tribute to John Candy has cast and crewmembers reminiscing about the late, great comedy star, who passed away in 1994. Finally, the 3-minute deleted scene Airplane Food is a funny sequence cut from the film that features some jokes about (you guessed it) airline food.
Planes Trains and Automobiles is the essence of Thanksgiving. It dawns on Neal that Del has no one to spend the holiday with and brings him to his home for Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Planes Trains and Automobiles is the best Thanksgiving Day movie ever! The comedy from 1987 stars Steve Martin as Neal and John Candy as Del Griffith. All Neal wants is to get home from New York to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving Day with his family. Neal meets and ends up traveling with Del who bumbles their every attempt to get home on time for Thanksgiving dinner.