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The Prop Book That Keeps on Popping Up!

Yes, the cover of this book looks a lot like the one Del Griffith (John Candy) is reading at the New York airport in the 1987 movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. A strikingly similar book also appears in 2018’s Deadpool 2. It was long believed that this was a prop book. But it was a real book published in the 1980s and from a company that went out of business before the end of the decade.

This re-imagined incarnation of The Canadian Mounted explores the use of this prop book and many other intriguing, insightful and entertaining behind-the-scenes details as they relate to the classic 1987 John Hughes film.

Created for fans of the movie and of John Hughes, this book explores and shares stories related to the writing and making of the film, curious tales and collected trivia associated with it, including:

The incident that inspired Hughes to write the original script
Del-isms
The film’s eclectic sound-track
Missing Oxford commas
Deleted scenes
Ryan Reynolds’ adoration of fellow Canadian John Candy
General trivia
And more…

If you love and regularly re-watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles, then this is a book you must read.


From the Publisher

Photos of three different men reading THE CANADIAN MOUNTEDPhotos of three different men reading THE CANADIAN MOUNTED

“How would he know where we’re going?”

This re-imagined incarnation of The Canadian Mounted explores the use of this prop book and many other intriguing, insightful and entertaining behind-the-scenes details as they relate to the classic 1987 John Hughes film PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Stark Publishing (October 11, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1989351638
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1989351635
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.1 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.25 x 0.44 x 7 inches

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