Top 14 Planes Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Planes facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Planes film message.

TIL that in Planes (2013), the main island is also a plane. Complete with wings, tail, and even a rotor!
TIL that in Planes (2013), the main island is also a plane. Complete with wings, tail, and even a rotor!

Trains and Automobiles, the customer and the waitress in the background are wearing Bath Curtain Ring "Earrings" sold by Del Griffith presumably.

Planes Trivia

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  1. The rental car in Planes Trains and Automobiles (1987) was designed to resemble that of the Griswolds' station wagon, from John Hughes' previous production, National Lampoon's Vacation (1983).

Planes Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Trains, & Automobiles (1987) John Candy's character (Dell Griffith) does the "Shave and a Haircut" bit with his nose.

Planes Hidden Details

1 - During the bar scene at Honkers each table has a bowl of nuts.
During the bar scene at Honkers each table has a bowl of nuts.
1 - Whenever Skipper tells a story about a mission in the Air Force, he starts the story with "The Jolly Wrenches ..." instead of "We/us" as he wasn't actually on the missions themselves, which becomes an issue later on in the movie
Whenever Skipper tells a story about a mission in the Air Force, he starts the story with "The Jolly Wrenches ..." instead of "We/us" as he wasn't actually on the missions themselves, which becomes an issue later on in the movie

Trains, and Automobiles the state trooper's jacket has a Wisconsin State Patrol patch. The original cut had Del and Neal overshooting Chicago.

1 - Trains And Automobiles, Neal (Steve Martin) becomes furious because he thinks the car rental sent him to the parking space of an already-rented car. Based on the skid mark, however, the car wasn't double-rented; it was stolen.
Trains And Automobiles, Neal (Steve Martin) becomes furious because he thinks the car rental sent him to the parking space of an already-rented car. Based on the skid mark, however, the car wasn't double-rented; it was stolen.
1 - Trains & Automobiles" (1987), when Neal is sitting at the terminal trying to place where he has seen Del before, he pictures him behind the door of a taxicab wearing his coat and hat, but still against the background of the airport where they're sitting.
Trains & Automobiles" (1987), when Neal is sitting at the terminal trying to place where he has seen Del before, he pictures him behind the door of a taxicab wearing his coat and hat, but still against the background of the airport where they're sitting.
1 - Trains, and Automobiles (1987), when Neal looks down and sees that his cab has been stolen, there is a shower curtain ring floating in the puddle.
Trains, and Automobiles (1987), when Neal looks down and sees that his cab has been stolen, there is a shower curtain ring floating in the puddle.

Trains and Automobiles when Ben Stein announces a cancelled flight the destination on the board behind him is "NOWHERE"

1 - Neal and Del are waiting for the flight out of Wichita - while Del mentions "they're never getting out" it cuts to the board / attendant. The sign reads: Destination NOWHERE; foreshadowing their continued scramble to find a way home.
Neal and Del are waiting for the flight out of Wichita - while Del mentions "they're never getting out" it cuts to the board / attendant. The sign reads: Destination NOWHERE; foreshadowing their continued scramble to find a way home.

Trains, and Automobiles, after Dale 'steals' Neal's cab, you can see shower curtain rings in the puddle of water where Dale loaded his footlocker into the cab's trunk.

Planes poster
Planes poster

Planes Plot

A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Planes. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director Klay Hall
Stars Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher
IMDB score 5.7