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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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Aluga-se Para O Verão  »

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The Bob made famous from Big Chuck & Hoolihan makes two brief appearances in the film. See more »

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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 »

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Jack Chester: Don't serve those.
Al: What are you doing?
Jack Chester: These are my lobsters.
Al: Your lobsters?
Jack Chester: That's right you've got my table but you're not getting my lobsters.
Al: Oh and this is your table?
Jack Chester: [Slams his hands on the table] My table!
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Written by Harold Faltermeyer
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John Candy and Carl Reiner: what could be a better combo?
12 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

For most of his career, John Candy played a bunch of rather silly roles that - while they were completely goofy - were great nevertheless. "Summer Rental" is one such role. Candy plays overworked air traffic controller Jack Chester, who takes his family on vacation in Florida. Naturally, it ends up being not as much of a vacation as they hoped. Finally, Jack and his family decide to take one last chance to restore their dignity.

I will admit that "Summer Rental" is pretty much a big excuse to be silly, but you gotta love it. This is John Candy doing what he does best. It's really too bad that he died; he really had a good track record.


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