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Summer Rental (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 August 1985 (USA)
Jack Chester, a stressed air-traffic controller, takes his family on a beach vacation to Florida but is soon beset by problems, especially when an arrogant sailing champion shows up, who Jack challenges to a race.

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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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Aluga-se Para O Verão  »

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Released on the 40 year anniversary of the American nuclear bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. See more »

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When the Barnacle is gaining on the other sailboats, you can clearly see a water jet from the starboard (right) side of the boat, which indicates the engine is running, even though the boat is supposedly under sail. See more »

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Jack Chester: I love you Scully. That's not the booze talkin' either.
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Hilarious comedy!
19 April 2002 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

This is one movie that shows how your summer vacation all goes wrong. John Candy plays Jack Chester, an over-worked man who decides to bring his family on vacation...and fails miserably. Instead of bringing them on vacation, he leads them strait to the gates of hell. Through several acts of trying to do good, Jack only makes things worse for himself. This movie was one of the best movies of John Candy's career. There was no over-acting and no artsy stuff. Just a good old fashioned comedy. Just how they should be. This is an old fashioned romp of a good belly laughing comedy. See it, if you are a Candy fan. See it anyway, even if you aren't. SUMMER RENTAL is one of the best comedies that John Candy ever did. 5/5.


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