Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to regain his pride and family's respect. Written by
John Candy is about to face the most devastating experience known to man... the family vacation.
See more »
Did You Know?
Music heard at the end of the movie's main trailer, which is included on the DVD, is music which was recycled from a trailer of an earlier major comedy motion picture. See more
During the race, Jack says the sailboat in front of them has 'stolen their wind'. Technically, that is a racing term for someone BEHIND you who has gotten between the wind and your sail, effectively blocking your wind. It's also a racing strategy. But it is impossible for someone to steal your wind from in front of you. See more
This place sucks!
Where did you learn that?
I told her never to say things suck.
Referenced in Film Geek
Written by Jimmy Buffett
, Mike Utley
& Will Jennings
Performed by Jimmy Buffett
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more