Holiday travel can be a nightmare; however, it can also be pretty darn funny from the outside looking in.
Take the case of Neal Page (Steve Martin), an uptight executive on his way home for Thanksgiving after a business trip to New York. As a snowstorm brews over his Chicago home, bad luck rains down on Neal in a series of diverted flights, hotel robberies and freak car fires. The biggest of Neal's problems? Del Griffith (John Candy), a loud-mouthed shower curtain ring salesman who is every air traveler's worst nightmare. When fate forces the two into an unlikely partnership, a haphazard race across the Midwest ensues as the accident-prone pair conspire to make it home for the holiday by any means necessary.