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
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Did You Know?
There are several movie posters seen when Sandy and the kids go to the theater. The movies being advertised are: Airplane!
(1981), Uncommon Valor
(1984), and Top Secret!
(1984). Not surprisingly, all these movies were Paramount Pictures productions, the same studio that produced this film. See more
When the Barnacle is gaining on the other sailboats, you can clearly see a water jet from the starboard (right) side of the boat, which indicates the engine is running, even though the boat is supposedly under sail. See more
Come on Hal. Can't you pull a few strings for me?
It's not on my hands. The agency gave you a mandatory five. Look Jack, you've been landing planes for 13 years. Face it, you're burned out. It's not a dirty word in this business. I'm telling you this as a friend, you need this rest.
I can't believe they're doing this! Just because of a stinking fly.
'Love Boat' Theme
Written by Charles Fox
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