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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, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
John Candy and Carl Reiner: what could be a better combo? See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Candy ... Jack Chester

Karen Austin ... Sandy Chester

Kerri Green ... Jennifer Chester

Joseph Lawrence ... Bobby Chester (as Joey Lawrence)
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:
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Turning AroundSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
John Candy and Carl Reiner: what could be a better combo?, 12 August 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

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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