On Episode 124 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis continues the Thanksgiving 2022 season with the second of two episodes celebrating the 35th Anniversary of John Hughes’ PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES. This 1987 film features Steve Martin as the tense marketing exec Neal Page and John Candy as the kind-hearted but bothersome shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith. Despite their disagreements, they travel together on a three-day journey of mishaps in an effort to return Neal to Chicago from NYC in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his family.
Assisting in this endeavor are two very special guests; JOHN & HEIDI SMALL (owners of Sunny Radio in Sioux Falls, SD). John and Heidi have recently been involved in their own celebration of PTA. They’ve done some great giveaways in conjunction with Fathom events, and more importantly, they’ve reproduced the severely damaged and burnt Marathon Rental Car which, in the film, was used to get Del Griffith and Neal Page from St. Louis to just within 100 miles of Chicago; until the car was impounded of course. This reproduction of the car was driven by John and Heidi in a parade or two, as well as all around the Sioux Falls metro area. John dressed up as Del Griffith, complete with the single red glove, and Heidi dressed as Neal Page. Find out more about the car at themoviecar.com.
Additionally, our announcer Mr. Retrovere shares this episode’s RETRO NEWS segment, as well as LANDMARK CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS for the month of November 2022.
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