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
John Candy is about to face the most devastating experience known to man... the family vacation.
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Did You Know?
The second film during the Summer of 1985 to feature the late Richard Crenna, which was also a hit. The first was the blockbuster Rambo: First Blood Part 2 starring Sylvester Stallone reprising his memorable role as Colonel Sam Trautman. See more
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
Get the hell out of here now!
You get out of here fella. I'm trying to watch the Smurfs.
You're trying to watch the Smurfs?
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.)
Written by Jimmy Buffett
, Mike Utley
& Will Jennings
Performed by Jimmy Buffett
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more