Planes, Trains & Automobiles (3/10) Movie CLIP – Melted Speedometer (1987) HD

Uh… I got to go. I got to catch
a plane.


  1. / February 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

    we caught it in the nick of time

  2. 0706823245 April 7, 2013 at 7:27 am

    it doesn't make sense. the cop said that he'd impound the car until it is safe for highway travel. so how will it be made safe for highway travel if it is impounded?

  3. Bonsse88 April 20, 2013 at 7:34 am

    The car was just fine for highway travel. It was a convertible anyway. All that was missing was the rag on top.

  4. Delwyn Slim April 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    However the radio still works 1:03 hahahahah

  5. voyako May 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    720p thats amazing

  6. colonelcoltech June 29, 2013 at 10:15 am

    one louder

  7. Theshark15z July 18, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Supposedly, Neal and Del get arrested and are sent to jail witch explains the bruise on Del's left eye when he get's the ride from the truck driver. I'm starting to wonder if we well ever get to see the three hour version of this film. Most of the footage is probably deteriorating, so Paramount!!! hurry up and get it out of the vault, roll up your sleeves and get your lazy behind to the editing room and start working on the footage before it is too late.

  8. Joe Hansell July 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Yeah, this is definitely an alternate take of the scene-same dialogue, but delivered with different cadence. I also wonder why the "airline food" scene never made the final cut. A funny scene which doesn't go on very long, and helps to explain Steve Martin's exasperation later on in the motel room.

  9. Kyle Oxenham August 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

    The policeman is Michael McKean, who played David St Hubbins in This is Spinal tap and Mr Green in Clue!

  10. paleface171 August 17, 2013 at 12:02 am

    So this is where Due Date got it's motivation from. l'm seeing a lot of that movie here. Only this movie is better.

  11. Drewism October 8, 2013 at 2:42 am

    "What the hell are you driving here?" Priceless. Makes me crack up every time.

  12. Allen Albright October 15, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Yeah me too.

  13. Drewism October 23, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Got it. Great reference. Lol.

  14. DonnaTVgirly November 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Haha! yes, though I believe it was Mr Tufnel who said that 😉

    Great reference!

  15. DonnaTVgirly November 1, 2013 at 12:17 am

    And one he'd probably like to forget, Short Circuit 2!

    He's been in a lot of stuff, I think he was in Friends very, very briefly too but I'm too lazy to google it 😉

  16. kramer2120 November 11, 2013 at 6:30 am

    The car looks like Jon Voight's car that George buys in Seinfeld.

  17. orbison November 24, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I remember McKean in an interview saying that his role was actually much bigger that we saw in the film. 

  18. briank06261973 November 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Radio still works.

  19. henleys_ frey November 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Michael McKean (policeman) also played Agent Gorman Seedling in 'Coneheads' in 1993.

  20. Jeffrey Nocera November 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Still love the "no, not a one" line..

  21. tomitstube December 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    we lost john candy too early.

  22. John P July 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    LOL The snow piled around Del's trunk in the back seat. 

  23. dvferyance October 31, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    It wasn't pretty to look at before the fire with that ugly green just like the station wagon from National Lampoons Vacation.

  24. bcperry12 November 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    John Candy, Steve Martin, and whoever played the cop are the funniest threesome I have ever seen.  I watch it every year with my whole family!

  25. mikekoz68 November 18, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Lenny?  from Lenny and Squiggy?  from Laverne&Shirley??

  26. Aaron Morris November 26, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Looks like Steve Martin is having a hard time keeping from laughing in this scene.

  27. Danny G TV April 3, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    The State Trooper is Chuck from Better Call Saul! 

  28. ritter89 April 8, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    haha. grwat scene. I miss John Candy

  29. Judd Kramer April 20, 2015 at 4:03 am

    So THIS is what Chuck McGill did before he took up law.

  30. Ross Hendrick May 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I can't believe that Neil let Del drive the car. Del nearly killed them both the night before, when he got rammed between the two trucks. I would rather walk the rest of the way back to Chicago than put my life in danger simply for a thanksgiving meal.

  31. Nolan Gleason May 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    miss you big john

  32. Andy Volvo August 26, 2015 at 2:10 am

    That scene is so amazingly funny, love it 🙂

  33. Rawk4Life September 2, 2015 at 6:09 am

    "I guess I can buy that. You would know better than us, especially since we got a melted spedometer." LOL

  34. allmusicfan88 October 22, 2015 at 12:02 am

    "Do you feel this vehicle is safe for highway travel"? "Yes I do"! LOL!

  35. BSGT2TREKFAN88 November 20, 2015 at 7:49 am

    ok so without sounding like I'm looking for compliments here is my quick story. Ever since I was a kid..this movie stuck with me. One of those films that we all know from our childhood…this one (one of many) stuck with me. Long story short I watch this by myself or with friends every T-giving eve or close to it. Laughs, great acting, the soundtrack kicks ass…and its a buddy comedy road trip holiday film…..BY JOHN HUGHES!!!! Well two and a half years ago I lost my home and EVERYTHING in it to a house fire…I was devastated…to say the least. Without going into detail I was pretty bad for a few months…nothing serious just really depressed and not really digging life. Cut to November around the holidays and my few close friends got together and threw me a "friends" thanksgiving….complete with all of us watching this film…some of them never seeing it. For the first time in a few months I laughed….hard. All the memories of this film small…big…those "oh I never noticed that even though I did but was too nerded out to tell my friends that because I have seen this film a million times…anyway…this film holds a special place in my heart…really….and I love it and all who appreciate it as much as I do. Qapla! Thank you P,T,&A for…for making me laugh when I needed it most. 🙂
    R Smith
    Cape Cod, MA

  36. SmilingSynic November 22, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    As for cars, I've seen worse.

  37. 7frozenghost1 January 25, 2016 at 9:11 am

    A melted speedometer. Lol

  38. Jason McCann February 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    "until such time as it can be made safe for highway travel" OH YES! That car isn't totaled, they will repair it. ^_^

  39. Emmakwall March 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    "yes I do" one of the funniest lines / scenes ever!!!!!!

  40. jimbob jim April 19, 2016 at 3:43 am

    "What the hell are you drivin here" lol!!!!!

  41. ajaxSAF April 24, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    It's Chuck from better call saul!

  42. Don Moore April 28, 2016 at 2:57 am

    "We had a small fire last night…but we caught it in the nick of time." ha ha

  43. bitch June 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I can't believe that officer is actually Chuck from BCS

  44. tweetspie August 4, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Morning Joe compared this scene to the Trump campaign.

  45. James Tressler August 19, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I would like to like this scene but unfortunately my keyboard has melted.

  46. David Rinden October 17, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Is that Phil Hartman playing the police officer?

  47. Dustin F November 22, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Radio= "Clear as a bell."

  48. Rob Robberson November 23, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    However the radio still works!

  49. Theo Local Loner November 24, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    this scene was originally longer.

    Del mentions he and Neal are heading to Chicago. The patrolman explains they have overshot Chicago by 100 miles.

    Del thought Chicago was 100 miles ahead of them when really they are 100 miles ahead of Chicago. Neal and Del get into a huge argument on the highway.

    A clip can be seen in the trailer where Neal says "two happy clams just whistling down the road."

  50. MCMLXXVI November 29, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    How could anyone keep a straight face when JC says ''yes i do, i really do…i believe that….I know it's not pretty to look at, but it'll get you where you want to go'' The late John Candy had a great comedic delivery, Chevy Chase is also a master of making innocuous dialog hilarious….

  51. James Mansbridge December 3, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Better call Saul

  52. sharkie12354 March 4, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Whys candy only wearing one glove

  53. sharkie12354 March 4, 2017 at 1:38 am

    What the hell are you driving here

  54. Jeff Heck March 29, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I have watched this clip loads and I always start laughing before any dialog. John Candy was hilarious!

  55. Okoboji March 30, 2017 at 3:29 am

    John Candy was one of the few comedians who could make anything he said or did funny. What a great guy who made us all laugh and it's really sad that he died so young. 🙁

  56. scc7979 April 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Maybe this burned up car is what gave Chuck McGill the electromagnetic hypersensitivity

  57. IamThatIam April 17, 2017 at 4:40 am

    All those people saying thats Chuck from Better Call Saul, he's Also from This Is SPINAL TAP!!!!!

  58. RustyShackleford June 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm


  59. Jason X June 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    lol never realized the cop is Chuck from Better Call Saul

  60. Rick Elkin July 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    The radio still works

  61. blap200 September 5, 2017 at 7:07 am

    When I have my next birthday party I'll get a lookalike John candy. He will act just like Dell

  62. TM Rezzek November 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    John Candy is so good in this movie, you don't realize that's he acting. He makes the character of Del absolutely real with no winking at the audience.

  63. MrJamieMurph4141969 November 15, 2017 at 1:57 am

    So typical in the movies,when someone is "busted," they try their best to get out of it by cajoling the authorities.

  64. Daniel Barwatt November 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    "The hell you driving here?" 😂😂😂

  65. TJ Hefflinger December 8, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Top of morning officer

  66. TJ Hefflinger December 9, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    What the hell are driving here

  67. PerryWhyte December 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    1:48 Uh oh, they made a wrong turn and ended up in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania!

  68. Tim December 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    "…you have no functioning gauges."
    "No, not a one."

  69. ThisGuy Here January 4, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Driving on a vehicle with a melted speedometer?! Holy crap! That's a shock!

  70. Janet Astocondor January 10, 2018 at 8:01 am

    That is a chrysler Lebaron convertible Woody 1985

  71. Half- Dude January 21, 2018 at 6:10 am

    That poor car, I hope it got fixed and resold after the shooting. I hate seeing real cars destroyed just to shoot a movie.

  72. p911c32 January 28, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Still one my favourite comedies. John Candy, I miss you.

  73. valar February 28, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    The snow and actual winter conditions is what Thanksgiving weather used to be like in the northern USA thirty years ago.

  74. stevepwnz March 4, 2018 at 5:11 am

    he should have tried to bribe the cop with a set of shower curtain rings

  75. Philip Travisano May 7, 2018 at 11:54 pm


  76. TTX May 29, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Oh no its the clown from Star Trek :0

  77. hoya03 June 2, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Love the realism of the movie and John and Steve are the best. The rotting of the Chrysler is the first sign of America being shit on by our corporations using so called steel made on the dirt floors of China. As if that weren't bad enough the greedy bastards then took your jobs and shipped them back to China to bankrupt you and make themselves even greedier and greedier. I want these people to pay and I mean pay for killing 75 million Americans so they could look at you and mock you. These people who are running this county are a bunch of sick Fascists. If they could murder you right now they would and then laugh at you and our family for being poor. They believe that God made them rich o purpose to subvert you and make you slaves.

  78. J Fitz July 1, 2018 at 7:47 pm


  79. Peter July 27, 2018 at 6:12 am

    No not a one.. lol

  80. Lubbylove89 August 5, 2018 at 4:33 am

    "Melted spedometer" I'm gonna use that the next time I'm pulled over lol

  81. warrcc c August 7, 2018 at 5:51 am

    "what the hell are you driving here?" LOL

  82. Gringo Louco August 30, 2018 at 12:25 am

    However the radio still works, don't ask me how and it's as clear as a bell too! 😂 Hysterical!!!

  83. KMB5461 November 23, 2018 at 4:13 am

    That's a Wisconsin State Trooper….how did they get stopped by WI trooper when they were traveling from st. Louis to Chicago????

  84. Zach Hynd December 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm


  85. Henrik Scherrebeck December 25, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    This scene is just epic. John Hughes and Candy just made some great movies together back then. Sadly, you just dont see that nowadays.

  86. AndySandy December 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    “Well funnily enough I was just talking to my friend about it, our speedometer is melted and as a result it’s very difficult to judge how fast we were going with any degree of accuracy”

  87. McSuperfly January 1, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    “We had a small fire last night”

    Oh, I think Chuck can relate…

  88. Jerrad Guillory January 9, 2019 at 1:09 am

    So this how chuck started off a cop then lawyer

  89. Joshua Bates January 21, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    This is hilarious

  90. Quint 1836 February 21, 2019 at 1:16 am

    "Those aren't pillows!"

  91. Stian Jensen February 25, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Holy crapp, it's a young version of Chuck, and the guy from Spinal Tap – in one of my favourite movies.
    (I guess I am old as ****)

  92. - March 6, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    "What happened to your car? It looks like it was crushed… by a dwarf!"

  93. LunaTwi01 March 31, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    They were meant to drive from St. Louis to Chicago. Stayed a night in between and end up detouring to Wisconsin in this condition of a car.

  94. Simon Randall May 25, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    The cop is Lenny. From Spinal Tap.

  95. theone2225 May 31, 2019 at 4:41 am

    lol good ol John Candy….man I miss his acting/comedy

  96. Michael Converse June 12, 2019 at 3:25 am

    When I was about 17 I owned a very cobbled together 1966 volkswagen convertible. My friend and I took it to an affluent town on the north shore in the suburbs of Chicago. We got pulled over by a police officer. My buddy looked about as comfortable as Steve Martin did here. The cop walks up to us and the first things he asks is “Have you guys ever seen the movie Planes Trains and Automobiles ?” I replied that I had. He said “all you’re missing here is a burning back seat. I saw you guys rolling down the street and thought to myself , ‘what the hell are these guys driving”? He asked me to get out of the car. After showing him my license he took me around my poor VW and pointed out all of the deficiencies (the flapping fenders, the vertical license plate, etc, with a considerable amount of humor. He told us to have a nice day and please, don’t come back to his town with this heap. This was in about 1992, I did eventually get that VW fixed up and sure wish I still had it. My buddy and I still laugh about that day.

  97. Kerry R. Bailey August 8, 2019 at 3:34 am

    At 1:21 when Neal learns the car's getting impounded & he's crushed over it, you can see Dale try to quickly comfort & reassure him. He's wanting Neal to know he's gonna get him home, because he said he would. The movie is filled with little things like that which makes me love that character & their friendship even more, esp considering what we learn about Dale in the end.

    I've also noticed a lot of women don't seem to like this movie as much as guys. I think its because they don't understand that many times this is how men bond. They'll fight & maybe even hate each other at first, then become lifelong friends. So this is the ultimate movie in this regard & its a foreign concept to many women I think.

  98. RONNI BOLLSTRÖM September 26, 2019 at 1:57 am


  99. Jack Thielen November 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Couple of things about this scene, the cop is wearing a Wisconsin state trooper uniform and it was supposed to be part of a deleted scene where they ended up taking a wrong turn and ended up in Wisconsin, and that courthouse in the last scene is the courthouse in Woodstock Illinois, aka Punxsutawney in the movie groundhogs day.

  100. Nathan Bishop November 8, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Fredrick from short circuit pulls over uncle Buck.

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