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Summer Rental (1985)

 -  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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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 »

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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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Jack: Get the hell out of here now!
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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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Funny movie!
21 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw SUMMER RENTAL on cable one night and thought that it was pretty funny so I decided to rent it. I laughed even more the second time then I did the first. I have not bought it yet, but I'm planning on it. John Candy is really great in this movie and it's not too crude or vulgar like most comedies from the 1980's are. Infact, this is actually one of the better comedies from the 1980's.


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