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Summer Rental (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  9 August 1985 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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 Rob Hartill

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John Candy is about to face the most devastating experience known to man... the family vacation. See more »

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Laurie Chester: This place sucks!
Sandy Chester: Where did you learn that?
Jennifer Chester: I told her never to say things suck.
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A true classic

This movie is from a time that I sorely miss. It is about having a good time, and nothing else. There's no violence, no crude sexual comedy, just the legendary John Candy doing what he did best. Given, the music and clothing are extremely dated, but this is without a doubt the best feelgood lighthearted movie I've ever seen. All of the characters come together perfectly to tell us the tale of Jack Chester. One of the most memorable is Scully, the sailor/pirate. To this day, I see Scully whenever I see Rip Torn in any movie. This story just makes me feel good for days after I see it. John Candy is surely one of the best comics of the past 30 years, pulling this move together.


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