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Summer Rental (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 9 August 1985 (USA)
An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.

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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 Verão  »

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Trivia

When the lifeguards that lived next door were all going to the beach one of them says" He looks like John Madden"...referring to John Candy's physical resemblance to the Okland Raider head coach. See more »

Goofs

When Richard Crenna's character buys the house that John Candy's character is renting for the summer he tears up Candy's check and says "I want you and your entire family out by Saturday, Midnight, or else...". When purchasing a property with a renter that has a legal contract, the purchaser of that property is legally obligated to honor all current rental/lease contracts. In this situation Crenna's only option is to honor the summer rental contract or he would be facing legal action. See more »

Quotes

Jack Chester: I love you Scully. That's not the booze talkin' either.
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References National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) See more »

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Footloose
Written by Kenny Loggins & Dean Pitchford
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John Candy and Carl Reiner: what could be a better combo?
12 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

For most of his career, John Candy played a bunch of rather silly roles that - while they were completely goofy - were great nevertheless. "Summer Rental" is one such role. Candy plays overworked air traffic controller Jack Chester, who takes his family on vacation in Florida. Naturally, it ends up being not as much of a vacation as they hoped. Finally, Jack and his family decide to take one last chance to restore their dignity.

I will admit that "Summer Rental" is pretty much a big excuse to be silly, but you gotta love it. This is John Candy doing what he does best. It's really too bad that he died; he really had a good track record.


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