Brain Game: Those Aren't Pillows!
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge is a bit of fun, so while you're welcome to try to come up with a correct answer, you shouldn't feel at all bad if you don't. It's a complicated series.
If you've never seen the film in question, I highly recommend it (if you can take the strong language). It's a funny and touching tale. Good luck!
If the 1987 film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
were titled using the exact order of the many different
forms of transportation that character Neal Page
(Steve Martin) took to get from New York to his Chicago
home in the movie, what would the film's title be?
(POLICE CAR? TOW TRUCK?),
LOCAL TRAIN, and
Please credit yourself for anything close to the above; we're just having fun here.
NOTES ON THE ABOVE:
1. Neal had to travel moderate/long distances a few times (trying to get taxi in NYC, from the broken train to the bus, from the non-existent rental car back to the Marathon counter, and from the L train station to his home).
2. While Del stole Neal's taxi in NYC, Neal is shown arriving at the airport by stepping off a bus. A taxi also took the duo from the Wichita airport (where they're stranded) to a Braidwood Inn motel room that night.
3. The next morning, Neal and Del ride to Stubbville in the back of a friend's son's pickup truck, since the "train don't run out of Wichita, unless'n your a hog."
4. When the train breaks down, Neal is told he'll have to walk up "to the highway up here, where the trucks will meet you and they'll take you into Jefferson City." We're not told (or shown) what type of truck.
5. The first bus was a Trans-Missouri line that took the duo from Jefferson City to St. Louis, while the second one was the Marathon bus that Neal took from the St. Louis airport to get to a non-existent rental car in the lot. (It's unknown how Neal got from the bus station to the airport.)
6. Neal tries to involve a third taxi in St. Louis when his rental car goes missing, but he ends up riding in Del's rental car instead.
7. We're not shown how the two got to the milk truck after Del's damaged rental car is impounded, so the presumption is that either the Illinois state trooper's car or (more likely) the two truck itself transported them to the nearest town.
8. The semi-truck driver wouldn't allow passengers in his cab, so Neal and Del rode in the trailer (surrounded by crates of dairy products). Though it's not shown exactly how they get there, the two end up at a station on Chicago's local "L" train.
Thanks for playing, and have a great weekend!