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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a 1987 movie about a Chicago marketing executive (Steve Martin) who's forced to travel with a talkative shower curtain ring salesman (John Candy) to get home for Thanksgiving.


In today's #OneShotWed, Steve Martin's character is trying to rent a car. In the process, he spews 19 "f-bombs" at the car rental employee (Edie McClurg). Despite what some Planes, Trains, and Automobiles fans think, Martin did not improvise anything in this scene. In fact, he credits John Hughes' writing for the now-classic scene:


"There's a certain rhythm to John's writing. And if you start just saying the f-word anytime you want, it's just going to fall out of whack and not be poetic."

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