A John Hughes double bill. In 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has had enough of school so, using his immense ingenuity, he makes it look as though he is ill. He then takes his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) off to spend a day out on the town. After a series of misadventures, he has to make it home before his headteacher finds out (or his sister drops him in it). In 'Planes, Trains, and Automobiles', a stressed executive (Steve Martin) and a bluff travelling salesman (John Candy) form an uneasy alliance when their plane is grounded due to bad weather. Candy offers to share a hotel room with Martin while they wait for the storm to subside, and Martin accepts. But from this point on the two seem to be stuck with each other, as they come up against a series of unlikely obstacles which continually and comically frustrate their attempts to get home for Thanksgiving.