|Steve Martin||Neal Page|
|John Candy||Del Griffith|
|Laila Robbins||Susan Page|
|Michael McKean||State Trooper|
|Kevin Bacon||Taxi Racer|
|William Windom||Bryant (uncredited)|
|Edie McClurg||Car Rental Agent|
Easily excitable Neal Page is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith, whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.