The Canadian Mounted: A Trivia Guide to Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Paperback)

The Canadian Mounted: A Trivia Guide to Planes, Trains and Automobiles By Mark Leslie Cover Image

The Canadian Mounted: A Trivia Guide to Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Paperback)

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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. That same 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.

Product Details ISBN: 9781989351635
ISBN-10: 1989351638
Publisher: Stark Publishing
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 194
Language: English