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Summer Rental (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  9 August 1985 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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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 »

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When the regatta race begins, the shots on the Barnacle change to Laurie asking Sandy: "Mommy can I play in the basement with Yorku"? The voice however is not of Laurie, but instead is Jennifer making a young child voice. See more »

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Vicki: Can I have your honest opinion about something?
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Vicki: What do you think of these? Well, how do they look?
Jack Chester: Uh, similar?
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Classic Early John Candy
16 May 2003 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoy watching this movie every time they show it on Comedy Central or USA or TNT. This movie is classic John Candy all the way. Candy has scenes, no matter how many I times I watch, that make me laugh so hard I fall from my chair. Like when he kicks all the people out of his house wielding a crutch. Sure the story may be weak and a little corny with the whole boat race but it ranks up there among my favorites.

It has some other memorable moments including Rip Torn's character of Scully. My of my favorite parts is when he is teaching Jack (played by Candy) to sail. They are on the boat late at night and they are both drunk. Scully announces to jack, "Here's and little ditty me mother used to sing to me", at which point he breaks into "The Theme from Love Boat" and Jack joins in with him. And then there is the scenes between Scully and Angus when Scully refers to Angus as a "dumb Swede" even though he is a Scot.

It is a good rainy day rental.


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