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Summer Rental (1985)

PG | | 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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Vicki
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Hal (as Frank McCarthy)
Pierrino Mascarino ...
Maitre D'
Harry Yorku ...
Pirate Musician
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Storyline

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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Life Is A Beach. See more »

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9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aluga-se Para O Verão  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,754,259 (USA) (11 August 1985)

Gross:

$24,689,703 (USA)
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Trivia

Karen Austin (Sandy Chester) was only 29 when the movie was filmed, and is less than 12 years older than Kerri Green, who played her daughter. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack: Get the hell out of here now!
Fat Man: You get out of here fella. I'm trying to watch the Smurfs.
Jack: You're trying to watch the Smurfs?
Fat Man: Yeah.
Jack: Did you see the one where Papa Smurf took a crutch and smashed the shit out of a guy with a red hat? Did you see that one? You want to see that one? (Fat Man runs away.)
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References Footloose (1984) See more »

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Axel F
Written by Harold Faltermeyer
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Harmless Guilty Pleasure...
2 September 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The type of movie you can watch once a year and never get tired of. Typical John Candy film. Why did he always get mediocre scripts, save the John Hughes films? Was Hughes the only director who saw his talent? Either way, Candy rises above the material and makes the film fun to watch, but not necessarily a great film by any means. Great line regarding "The Smurfs."

3/5 stars -

John Ulmer


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