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Summer Rental (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 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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Summer Rental (1985) was one of three John Candy films released during the "Summer" of 1985. The others were Volunteers (1985), where Candy re-teamed with Splash (1984) co-star Tom Hanks, and Brewster's Millions (1985), which starred Richard Pryor. See more »

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(at around 21 mins) When the Gardener family comes to the house in the middle of the night, Jack Chester shows him the receipt for 415 Beach Road. The house turns out to be 415 Beach Lane. An Honest mistake, but the Chester family got into the house by finding a key in the mailbox? It's unlikely the Gardener's would leave a key in the mailbox if they were coming to stay in the house since they had a key to gain entry with them. See more »

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Jack Chester: Can you tread water with that hook?
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

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Turning Around
Written by Jimmy Buffett, Mike Utley & Will Jennings
Performed by Jimmy Buffett
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Classic Early John Candy
16 May 2003 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoy watching this movie every time they show it on Comedy Central or USA or TNT. This movie is classic John Candy all the way. Candy has scenes, no matter how many I times I watch, that make me laugh so hard I fall from my chair. Like when he kicks all the people out of his house wielding a crutch. Sure the story may be weak and a little corny with the whole boat race but it ranks up there among my favorites.

It has some other memorable moments including Rip Torn's character of Scully. My of my favorite parts is when he is teaching Jack (played by Candy) to sail. They are on the boat late at night and they are both drunk. Scully announces to jack, "Here's and little ditty me mother used to sing to me", at which point he breaks into "The Theme from Love Boat" and Jack joins in with him. And then there is the scenes between Scully and Angus when Scully refers to Angus as a "dumb Swede" even though he is a Scot.

It is a good rainy day rental.


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