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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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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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The Florida resort tourist town of "Citrus Cove" featured in the film is fictitious and does not really exist in real life. The sign for this fictitious town which is actually located right before the "Johns Pass Bridge" on Madeira Beach. See more »

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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 »

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Laurie Chester: This place sucks!
Sandy Chester: Where did you learn that?
Jennifer Chester: I told her never to say things suck.
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

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I'm a Hot Blooded Man
Written by Bishop Holiday, Scott Lipsker & Harold Payne
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Good, clean, family fun ...
2 March 2004 | by (Dugway, Utah USA) – See all my reviews

John Candy's wit and humor shines through as Jack Chester, the over worked air traffic controller who reluctantly takes a vacation to the beach with his family. The laughs keep coming as Jack and his family spend the summer at the beach with many mishaps occurring throughout the movie. The movie is about family and new friends pulling together, working side by side, believing in a dream and achieving an impossible goal. We've watched this movie many times, but we still laugh and feel good when the movie ends. The standing joke at our home, when we eat dinner out at a restaurant that passes off breaded fish as an expensive seafood item with a fancy name, is "Look - it's Scully's Catch of the day"! This movie is good, clean, family fun - entertainment for the entire family!


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