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Summer Rental (1985)

PG | | Comedy | 9 August 1985 (USA)
An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Chester
... Sandy Chester
... Jennifer Chester
... Bobby Chester
Aubrey Jene ... Laurie Chester
... Al Pellet
... Scully
... Don Moore
... Angus MacLachlan
Santos Morales ... Cortez
... Vicki
Carmine Caridi ... Ed
... Hal (as Frank McCarthy)
... Maitre D'
Harry Yorku ... Pirate Musician
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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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Also Known As:

Aluga-se para o Verão  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,754,259, 11 August 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,689,703
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Trivia

The duration of the Chester family summer rental summer vacation was for four weeks. See more »

Goofs

From the radio setting on the beach, the weather forecast states that the temperature would reach 105 degrees. It has never reached over 99 degrees recorded temperature in the St Pete, FL area where the movie was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Chester: Did they even say how many rooms they're are?
Jack Chester: It's three bedrooms and it's on the beach. That's all I know.
Sandy Chester: Well it was very nice of Hal to find the place.
Jack Chester: It was very nice of him to tell me that I'm cracking up.
Sandy Chester: You are not cracking up. You just need this rest.
Jack Chester: Rest? Didn't we just get back from Hawaii?
Sandy Chester: Jack, that was our honeymoon.
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References National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) See more »

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Dolores
Written by Frank Loesser & Louis Alter
Performed by Carl Reiner
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Harmless Guilty Pleasure...
2 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

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."

3/5 stars -

John Ulmer


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