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.
The real house from the movie was for sale in 2012 for 1.799 million and is sold. Built in 1917 it has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a library and a sunroom. It reminds us of the real Home Alone house that is just a few miles away and has a sunroom too.
This is a photo of the house as seen for sale in 2012 from Curbed Chicago.
The real Colonial house from the Planes Trains and Automobiles movie is at 230 Oxford Rd Kenilworth, IL. It’s just one of the beautiful homes in the neighborhood.
John Hughes produced and directed the film. He was fond of having his movies filmed in the northern suburbs of Chicago where he lived. Have a look at his house here on John Hughes House in Lake Forest.
Movie scene of the home on Oxford Rd when all Neal can think of is his getting home and being with his family.
These are just a few of the scenes from the movie that make it the best Thanksgiving Day movie. When the couple across the highway are screaming at Del and Neal “You’re going the wrong way!!!!” and
Del and Neal after they survive driving in-between two semi-trucks. If you’re not sentimental about Thanksgiving, family and home the movie is priceless for all the facial expressions by Steve Martin and John Candy.
And this scene with Neal and Del getting pulled over by the police in their car that caught fire. Planes, trains and automobiles!
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.
Below are a few photos inside the real house in Kenilworth from Hooked on Houses who has more photos to see.
The stairs and entrance played a starring role in the movie. This is inside the real house for sale in 2012 and happy new owners live there now.
Beautiful sunroom inside the real Planes Trains and Automobiles house.
The Home Alone house in Winnetka, IL that is almost a twin to the Planes Trains and Automobiles house. See the inside of the home on Famous Movie House Home Alone is Sold.
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