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Writer (WGA):
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
17 June 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Raccoons: Furry Friends or Masked Menace? See more »
Plot:
A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Classic See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Howard Deutch 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Sean Daniel .... executive in charge of production
John Hughes .... executive producer
Tom Jacobson .... executive producer
Stephen Lim .... associate producer
Arne Schmidt .... producer (as Arne L. Schmidt)
Elena Spiotta .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Seth Flaum 
William D. Gordean  (as William Gordean)
Tom Rolf 
 
Casting by
Judith Weiner 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
John H. Anderson  (as John Anderson)
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance  (as Marilyn Vance-Straker)
 
Makeup Department
Rob Bottin .... special makeup effects artist
Alan Friedman .... makeup artist
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell .... hair stylist (as Carol O'Connell)
Julie C. Steffes .... body makeup (as Julie Steffes)
Rick Stratton .... makeup artist: second unit
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Charles Newirth .... production manager (as Charles J. Newirth)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Epstein .... first assistant director: second unit
Christine Larson-Nitzsche .... second assistant director (as Christine Larson)
Stephen Lim .... first assistant director
Walter Scott .... second unit director
B. Scott Senechal .... dga trainee (as Scott Senechal)
 
Art Department
Ronald S. Baratie .... greensman (as Ron Baratie)
Dennis Benda .... stand-by greensman
Richard Bennett .... construction foreman
Sharon Busse .... set designer
Carl Butz .... draper
Donald S. Foster .... set dresser
Jerry Gadette .... stand-by painter
Ricardo Gallardo .... construction foreman
Mike Higelmire .... lead man
Bill King .... property master
Gary Kudroff .... set dresser
Peter Lamppu .... construction foreman
John Leone .... construction foreman
Louis M. Mann .... assistant art director (as Louis Mann)
Richard Mazzotti .... greensman
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (as Dennis Parrish)
Hope M. Parrish .... assistant property master
Phil Read .... construction coordinator
John A. Scott III .... set dresser
Tom Urioste .... assistant property master
Greg Villalva .... construction foreman
Ted Wilson .... carpenter
Richard Baum .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael A. Tice .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Donald A. Bolger .... boom operator (as Don Bolger)
Charles J. Bond .... cableman (as Charles Bond)
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor (as James A. Borgardt)
Allan Bromberg .... sound editor
Michael C. Casper .... re-recording mixer
Melinda Cooke .... apprentice sound editor
Blake R. Cornett .... assistant sound editor
Dino Dimuro .... sound editor (as Dino DiMuro)
Doreen A. Dixon .... supervising adr editor
Roberta Doheny .... re-recording mixer
Dan Engstrom .... assistant sound editor
Mark Gordon .... sound editor
William Hartman .... sound editor
David M. Ice .... sound editor (as David Ice)
David Jansen .... assistant sound editor
Roxanne Jones .... sound editor (as Roxanne R. Jones)
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound recordist (as Jeff Kaplan)
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
Andy MacDonald .... re-recording mixer (as Andrew MacDonald)
James Matheny .... sound editor
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor (as Tom McCarthy)
Thomas Meloeny .... additional sound re-recordist (as Tom Meloeny)
James Moriana .... foley walker (as James M. Moriana)
Gary D. Rogers .... foley mixer
Edward Rossi .... sound editor (as Ed Rossi)
Tanya Sharp David .... adr mixer (as Tanya David)
John Shouse .... sound editor
Mary Ruth Smith .... sound editor
Bill Varney .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Don S. Walden .... sound editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley walker (as Jeffrey B. Wilhoit)
David Williams .... sound editor
Steve Kohler .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Victoria Rose Sampson .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Cangemi .... special effects (as Dan Cangemi)
John Frazier .... special effects coordinator
Rocky Gehr .... special effects (as Rocky A. Gehr)
Elmer Hui .... special effects
Thomas Mertz .... special effects
Francis Pennington .... special effects
Mike Reedy .... special effects shop foreman (as Michael Reedy)
David Wischnack .... special effects
Jeffrey A. Wischnack .... special effects (as Jeff Wischnack)
Dick Wood .... special effects
Michael Burnett .... special creature effects (uncredited)
Tim Turner .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bob O'Neil .... opticals: Universal Title
 
Stunts
Linda Arvidson .... stunt player (as Linda Lee Arvidson)
Elizabeth Barrington .... stunt player
Steve Bolan .... stunt player
Ty Crowley .... stunt player
Laura Dash .... stunt player
Scott Dockstader .... stunt player (as Scott R. Dockstader)
Jeff Jensen .... stunt player
Robert LaPoint .... stunt player (as Bob La Point)
Daniel K. Moore .... stunt player
Gary Morgan .... bear stunts
Robbi Morgan .... stunt player
Roger Morgan .... stunt player
Manny Perry .... stunt player (as Manuel Perry)
Ben Scott .... stunt player
John-Clay Scott .... stunt player
Walter Scott .... stunt coordinator
Walter Scott .... stunt player
Clint Youngreen .... bear stunts
Manny Perry .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
John-Clay Scott .... stunt double: John Candy (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew E. Alper .... second assistant camera (as Matthew Alper)
Steve Boldroff .... best boy grip
Carl Boles .... gaffer
George W. Borthwick .... best boy grip (as George Wells Borthwick)
Joe Castagnoli .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Joseph Castagnoli)
Harley Christensen .... lamp operator
Stephen Clark .... grip: second unit (as Steve Clark)
Billy Clevenger .... first assistant camera (as William Clevenger)
Dick Colean .... camera operator: second unit
Jim Fine .... lamp operator
Roger Gebhard .... camera operator
Kris Gregg .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Kristopher Gregg)
Terry Hawker .... grip
Susan C. Ingram .... second assistant camera
Robin Alan Knight .... key grip: second unit (as Robin Knight)
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer (as Gemma La Mana Wills)
John London .... key grip
E. Scott Mayhugh .... grip (as Scott Mayhugh)
Dennis McLean .... grip
Richard A. Mention III .... first assistant camera (as Rickey Mention)
Rick Neff .... camera operator
Charles E. Nippell .... best boy electric (as Chas. E. Nippêll)
Chris Reason .... grip
Richard Smock .... lamp operator
Robert C. Thomas .... director of photography: second unit (as Robert Thomas)
Ken Tosic .... best boy electric (as Kenneth Tosic)
Rick Tschudin .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Richard Tschudin)
Richard R. Waite .... film loader (as Richard Waite)
Don Whipple .... dolly grip (as Don Whipple Jr.)
Wayne Baker .... underwater assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Nancy Mott .... extras casting
Karen Semler .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gala Autumn .... costumer: women
Elinor Bardach .... key costumer: women (as Elinor C. Bardach)
Greg Hall .... costumer: men
Silvio Scarano .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Tom Allen .... apprentice editor
Anita Brandt Burgoyne .... assistant editor (as Anita Brandt-Burgoyne)
Jacqueline Cambas .... additional editor
Jean Caperonis .... assistant editor
Francine Fleishman .... assistant editor
Vicki Hiatt .... assistant editor
Penney May .... apprentice editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Ray Sabo .... negative cutter
Lisa M. Varney .... apprentice editor
 
Location Management
Paul E. Brooks .... location paymaster
Donald A. Potts .... location manager
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Emma Dikson .... assistant music supervisor (as Emma Dixson)
Tarquin Gotch .... music supervisor
Les Hemstock .... composer: additional music
Nicky Holland .... composer: additional music
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant music editor
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator
Ron Payne .... assistant music supervisor
Dennis S. Sands .... scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Chas Smith .... exotic instruments
John Vigran .... scoring mixer
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Maria Newman .... musician (uncredited)
Bruce Robb .... music engineer (uncredited)
Bruce Robb .... music mixer (uncredited)
Bruce Robb .... music producer (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dave Busick .... set mechanic
Bob Cornell .... transportation captain
Timothy P. Ryan .... transportation co-captain (as Tim Ryan)
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator (as Tom Thomas)
 
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Jacqueline G. Arthur .... assistant: Ms. Vance-Straker (as Jacki Arthur)
Catherine Battistone .... additional voice
Bruce A. Block .... filmic consultant
Paul A. Calabria .... animal trainer (as Paul Calibria)
Bill Capizzi .... additional voice
Allegra Clegg .... production coordinator
Amy Feldman .... office assistant
Ron Filbert .... production accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Jan Garner .... production accountant
Tim Gonzales .... craft service
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor: second unit (as Karen Wookey)
Cheryl Harris .... animal trainer
Christopher Kinsman .... office assistant
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
Steve Kramer .... additional voice (as Steven Kramer)
Willie Kupahu .... production accountant
Luisa Leschin .... additional voice
Rick Lowry .... boat master
Steve Martin .... animal trainer
Wendy Oates .... additional voice
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Tom C. Peitzman .... office assistant
Christina Rosati .... fellowship intern: MCA
Doug Seus .... head bear trainer
Lynne Seus .... assistant bear trainer
Todd Trotter .... assistant production coordinator
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
Thomas White .... additional voice
Tom Williams .... additional voice
Marcia Wolf .... additional voice
Clint Youngreen .... assistant bear trainer
Greg Knapp .... set medic (uncredited)
Nancy Neumann .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Jean M. Simpson .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 

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91 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name for a gigantic steak at restaurant Paul Bunyon's Cupboard was "The Old '96'er".See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Throughout the movie, the characters make reference to being in Wisconsin, but when Chet and the kids go to visit the old man for his 109th birthday, Chet refers to the man as the oldest living person in Canada.See more »
Quotes:
[Chet is being pulled by the boat on water-skies at high speed]
Chet:You bastard! You bastard!
Roman:I think he's saying go faster.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in She's Having a Baby (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beaver PatrolSee more »

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21 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Classic, 15 January 2004
Author: jimzastud from Muskegon, Mi

This is one of the best commedies ever made. I love the humor, comraderie, hatred, envy. everything. This is one movie that you could watch a thousand time and never get sick of it. John Candy is a true genius and I wish he were still around to make us all laugh. Great movie and if you have a problem with that dont' sing it bring it!

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