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
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One of three John Candy films to be released during the Summer of 1985. The others were also hit films like Summer Rental that included Volunteers, in which he re-teamed with Splash co-star Tom Hanks and Brewster's Millions starring Richard Pryor. 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
Where's Angus with that sail? There's only two more shopping days left.
He's searching the entire coast for it. I'm sure he'll find it.
How can you be so sure?
If he don't, I'll kill him.
References City for Conquest
Written by Harold Faltermeyer See more