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.
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Did You Know?
First of two consecutive films directed by comedy director Carl Reiner
that featured the word "Summer" in the title. The second would be Reiner's 1987 pic Summer School
(1987) made and released about two years after 1985's Summer Rental
(1985). Both movies were produced by the Paramount Pictures studio. See more
Near the end of the boat race, the Barnacle is supposedly last. Yet, when they pick up speed from the unexpected wind, you can clearly see a boat behind them with a rainbow-colored spinnaker. This may or may not have been the Incisor from "future" scenes in the film. See more
[everybody is walking by the window in the Chester's house
Excuse me! Why are you people going through here
[a fat man belches and points to a sign that says "Public Beach Access"
[to the crowds
Come on thru. I'm Joe Public, welcome to my beach.
'Love Boat' Theme
Written by Charles Fox
& Paul Williams See more