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Summer Rental -- This routine comedy is about a series of misadventures during a family vacation at the beach and stars John Candy (who died of a heart attack while filming in Mexico in 1994) as John Chester and Karen Austin as his long-suffering wife Sandy. When the family leave for what turns out to be a pretty decrepit shack on a public beach, Jack eventually locks horns with the owner of this dubious piece of real estate, and their conflict terminates in a boat race in which Jack and his motley crew are at first glance, and even second, no match for the others in the race. In the meantime, there are plenty of skits with Jack dressed as anything from an ample, unintentional likeness of a geisha to the normal tourist dude in a Hawaiian shirt. His wife and daughter tackle their own problems, related to sex in one way or another, mostly another.

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Director:
Writers:
Jeremy Stevens (written by) &
Mark Reisman (written by)
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Release Date:
9 August 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
John Candy is about to face the most devastating experience known to man... the family vacation. See more »
Plot:
Jack Chester, a stressed air-traffic controller, takes his family on a beach vacation to Florida but is soon beset by problems, especially when an arrogant sailing champion shows up, who Jack challenges to a race. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Harmless Guilty Pleasure... See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Candy ... Jack Chester

Karen Austin ... Sandy Chester

Kerri Green ... Jennifer Chester

Joey Lawrence ... Bobby Chester
Aubrey Jene ... Laurie Chester

Richard Crenna ... Al Pellet

Rip Torn ... Scully

John Larroquette ... Don Moore

Richard Herd ... Angus MacLachlan
Santos Morales ... Cortez

Lois Hamilton ... Vicki Sanders
Carmine Caridi ... Ed Sanders

Francis X. McCarthy ... Hal (as Frank McCarthy)
Pierrino Mascarino ... Maitre D'
Harry Yorku ... Pirate Musician

Dick Anthony Williams ... Dan Gardner

Bob Wells ... Stan Greene
Scot Samis ... Russ
Tom Blackwell ... Gregg Moore
Saundra Dunson-Franks ... Mrs. Dan Gardner
Tanzia Franks ... Gardner's Daughter
Walter Franks ... Gardner's Son
Roger Perkovich ... Fat Man
Lisa Anthony ... Woman
Elyn Swofford ... Boat Rental Agent
Cyndi Vicino ... Mother
Yvonne Cook ... Daughter

Robert Starr ... Thirsty Man
Bill Cordell ... Real Estate Agent
Barbara Wells ... Race Official
Dolores Starling ... Pellet's Wife
Leonard Altobell ... Race Official
Marion L. Boswell ... Floyd
Jerry Previch ... Lifeguard #1
Colin Male ... Sailboat Repairman
Christian Chicles ... Lifeguard #2
Peggy Shay ... Elderly Neighbor
Al Hesse ... Father
Sal Biagini ... Boyfriend
Tracey May ... Volleyball Girl
Robert Stout ... Man with Beard
Rob Cleveland ... Mickey
Patricia Herd ... Photographer at Pier
Carolyn B. Peterson ... Phone Lady #1
Tina Burton ... Phone Lady #2

Murphy Dunne ... Announcer
Leigh French ... Announcer

Reni Santoni ... Announcer
Jack C. Woods ... Regatta Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Alderman ... Beach Patron (uncredited)
Paul Cohn ... Surfer Guy (uncredited)

Randy Herman ... Life Guard (uncredited)
Tracy Roberts ... Beach Patron (uncredited)
Rob 'Captain Rob' Robinson ... Beachcomber (uncredited)

Nick Sloan ... Surfer Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Reiner 
 
Writing credits
Jeremy Stevens (written by) &
Mark Reisman (written by)

Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer
Mark Reisman .... associate producer
George Shapiro .... producer
Jeremy Stevens .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bud Molin 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
 
Production Design by
Peter Wooley 
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Moreno 
 
Makeup Department
Irene Aparicio .... hair stylist
Marie Del Russo .... makeup artist
Elizabeth Lambert .... makeup artist (as Elizabeth M. Lambert)
 
Production Management
Marvin Miller .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marty P. Ewing .... second assistant director (as Marty Ewing)
Albert M. Shapiro .... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)
Ric Waite .... second unit director
 
Art Department
John S. Karas .... construction coordinator (as John Karas)
Harley Whitehurst .... painter : uncredited)
Jack Reeves .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Juno J. Ellis .... foley editor (as Juno Ellis)
Robert Gutknecht .... sound effects editor
Cecelia Hall .... supervising sound effects editor
Sean Hanley .... adr editor
Frank Howard .... sound effects editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... foley editor (as Joey Ippolito)
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr editor
Al Overton Jr. .... sound mixer
Stanley Paul .... sound effects editor (as Stan Paul)
George Watters II .... supervising sound effects editor
Jack Woods .... sound effects editor
Edward M. Steidele .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard E. Johnson .... special effects
 
Stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts
Jim O'Rear .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Boles .... chief lighting technician
Jack Lee Gary .... second assistant camera (as Jack Gary)
Ray Kinzer .... key grip
Frank Miller .... camera operator
Margaret Miller .... camera operator
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Baird Steptoe .... first assistant camera (as Baird B. Steptoe)
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Geoffrey James Dixon .... electrician: Florida (uncredited)
Sharon Smith Holley .... camera intern (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Liz Keigley .... additional casting
Shari Rhodes .... additional casting
Stacey Rhodes .... extras casting (as Stacy Rhodes)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie K. Chan .... costumer: ladies (as Marjorie Chan)
Barry Francis Delaney .... costumer: men (as Barry Delaney)
Ray Summers .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Lee Burch .... additional editor
Kelly G. Crawford .... assistant editor
Robert McCallister .... apprentice editor (as Robert L. McCallister)
Stephen R. Myers .... assistant editor (as Stephen Myers)
 
Music Department
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John LaSalandra)
Dan Wallin .... music recording mixer
 
Transportation Department
Howard Brady Davidson .... transportation coordinator (as Howard Davidson)
 
Other crew
Diane Barnett .... assistant: Mr. Shapiro
Frawley Becker .... location manager
John Craig .... assistant auditor (as John R. Craig)
Leigh French .... looping group coordinator
Gigi Givertz .... assistant: Mr. Brillstein
Rob Harris .... publicist
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor
Judy Nagy .... assistant: Mr. Reiner
Gina Neilson .... assistant: Mr. Miller
Roger Schumacher .... animal trainer
Robert Thorson .... production auditor (as Robert C. Thorson)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
87 min | Argentina:88 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Iceland:L | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) | USA:PG-13 (original rating) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The names of some of the sea vessels seen in the film include the "Incisor", "Barnacle"and "Acqueital".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Jennifer is wearing her headphones when she meets Greg and he asks her what she's listening to. She answers "Wham on 104.1". Greg tunes his own Walkman to presumably the same station, however, he starts dancing to "Footloose" as they walk away together.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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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Harmless Guilty Pleasure..., 2 September 2003
Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK

The type of movie you can watch once a year and never get tired of. Typical John Candy film. Why did he always get mediocre scripts, save the John Hughes films? Was Hughes the only director who saw his talent? Either way, Candy rises above the material and makes the film fun to watch, but not necessarily a great film by any means. Great line regarding "The Smurfs."

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