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 make and model of the Chester family car which trailered a U-Haul, according to the IMCDb, was a creme-top brown-body 1979 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Luxury sedan. See more
During the middle of the movie when Jack is shown sleeping his hangover off after a night of drinking with Scully, he has an earring in his right ear. However, during the final scene when Jack's boat (the barnacle) is passing Mr Pellet's boat we see a close up of Jacks face in which his earring is in his left ear. See more
[Discussing the ocean
She'll make ya rich, or she'll feed ya to the fishes. If she wants you to dance, sonny boy, you've got to follow her lead.
Didn't I read that on your bathroom wall?
Yes. And it's as true today as when I hung it there.
Written by Frank Loesser
& Louis Alter
Performed by Carl Reiner See more