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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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John Candy is about to face the most devastating experience known to man... the family vacation. See more »

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9 August 1985 (USA)  »

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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1.85 : 1
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A poster for the movie Footloose (1984) is seen in the movie theater lobby, while at the same time Jennifer (Kerri Green') is listening to the song "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins on her radio. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) When the Gardener family comes to the house in the middle of the night, Jack Chester shows him the receipt for 415 Beach Road. The house turns out to be 415 Beach Lane. An Honest mistake, but the Chester family got into the house by finding a key in the mailbox? It's unlikely the Gardener's would leave a key in the mailbox if they were coming to stay in the house since they had a key to gain entry with them. See more »

Quotes

Jack Chester: Can you tread water with that hook?
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Connections

References Uncommon Valor (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Turning Around
Written by Jimmy Buffett, Mike Utley & Will Jennings
Performed by Jimmy Buffett
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Good, clean, family fun ...
2 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

John Candy's wit and humor shines through as Jack Chester, the over worked air traffic controller who reluctantly takes a vacation to the beach with his family. The laughs keep coming as Jack and his family spend the summer at the beach with many mishaps occurring throughout the movie. The movie is about family and new friends pulling together, working side by side, believing in a dream and achieving an impossible goal. We've watched this movie many times, but we still laugh and feel good when the movie ends. The standing joke at our home, when we eat dinner out at a restaurant that passes off breaded fish as an expensive seafood item with a fancy name, is "Look - it's Scully's Catch of the day"! This movie is good, clean, family fun - entertainment for the entire family!


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