Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is an ’80s classic! It starred Steve Martin as Neal Page, an intense marketing executive, and the late John Candy as Del Griffith, a sweet, yet annoying shower curtain ring salesman. The film follows the two of them for three days as Del tries to get back to see his family in time for Thanksgiving. There are so many great scenes in the movie, but the most heart-wrenching and revealing scene was at the end of the movie when Neal realizes that Del is homeless, alone for the holidays, and his wife has been dead for over eight years. Neal invites Del to spend the holiday with his family, and it’s one of the most emotional scenes you’ll ever see in a comedy.
Enjoy this look back at the final scene from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!