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
Did You Know?
First of two consecutive films directed by comedy director Carl Reiner
that featured the word "Summer" in the title. The second would be Reiner's 1987 pic Summer School
(1987) made and released about two years after 1985's Summer Rental
(1985). Both movies were produced by the Paramount Pictures studio. See more
From the radio setting on the beach, the weather forecast states that the temperature would reach 105 degrees. It has never reached over 99 degrees recorded temperature in the St Pete, FL area where the movie was filmed. See more
[Discussing the ocean
She'll make ya rich, or she'll feed ya to the fishes. If she wants you to dance, sonny boy, you've got to follow her lead.
Didn't I read that on your bathroom wall?
Yes. And it's as true today as when I hung it there.
Written by Jimmy Buffett
, Mike Utley
& Will Jennings
Performed by Jimmy Buffett
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more