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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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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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Trivia

The movie's major movie poster tagline "Life is a beach" was a play on words of the common expression "Life's a bitch". See more »

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After kicking out the guy watching the "Smurfs", the cigarettes on the bed change positions between shots while the dog is laying in bed next to them. See more »

Quotes

Jack Chester: Where's Angus with that sail? There's only two more shopping days left.
Scully: He's searching the entire coast for it. I'm sure he'll find it.
Jack Chester: How can you be so sure?
Scully: If he don't, I'll kill him.
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References Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »

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Written by Frank Loesser & Louis Alter
Performed by Carl Reiner
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Good, clean, family fun ...
2 March 2004 | by (Dugway, Utah USA) – See all my reviews

John Candy's wit and humor shines through as Jack Chester, the over worked air traffic controller who reluctantly takes a vacation to the beach with his family. The laughs keep coming as Jack and his family spend the summer at the beach with many mishaps occurring throughout the movie. The movie is about family and new friends pulling together, working side by side, believing in a dream and achieving an impossible goal. We've watched this movie many times, but we still laugh and feel good when the movie ends. The standing joke at our home, when we eat dinner out at a restaurant that passes off breaded fish as an expensive seafood item with a fancy name, is "Look - it's Scully's Catch of the day"! This movie is good, clean, family fun - entertainment for the entire family!


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