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Summer Rental (1985)

 -  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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Aluga-se Para O VerĂ£o  »

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There are several movie posters seen when Sandy and the kids go to the theater. The movies being advertised are: Airplane! (1980) Dragonslayer (1981) Uncommon Valor (1983) Footloose (1984) Top Secret! (1984). See more »

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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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Jack Chester: [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"]
Jack Chester: Oh perfect.
[to the crowds]
Jack Chester: Come on thru. I'm Joe Public, welcome to my beach.
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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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