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Summer Rental (1985)

An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.

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Carl Reiner

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Jack Chester
Karen Austin ... Sandy Chester
Kerri Green ... Jennifer Chester
Joey Lawrence ... Bobby Chester
Aubrey Jene Aubrey Jene ... Laurie Chester
Richard Crenna ... Al Pellet
Rip Torn ... Scully
John Larroquette ... Don Moore
Richard Herd ... Angus MacLachlan
Santos Morales Santos Morales ... Cortez
Lois Hamilton ... Vicki
Carmine Caridi Carmine Caridi ... Ed
Francis X. McCarthy ... Hal (as Frank McCarthy)
Pierrino Mascarino ... Maitre D'
Harry Yorku Harry Yorku ... Pirate Musician
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aluga-se para o Verão See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Bob made famous from Big Chuck & Hoolihan makes two brief appearances in the film. He plays the character named Stan. See more »

Goofs

The morning of the race, John Candy is seen on the beach, gazing at the sunrise. Clearwater is on the west coast so John could not watch a sunrise facing west. See more »

Quotes

Laurie Chester: This place sucks!
Sandy Chester: Where did you learn that?
Jennifer Chester: I told her never to say things suck.
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Connections

References The Smurfs (1981) See more »

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I'm a Hot Blooded Man
Written by Bishop Holiday, Scott Lipsker & Harold Payne
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Hilarious comedy!
19 April 2002 | by Jack the Ripper1888See all my reviews

This is one movie that shows how your summer vacation all goes wrong. John Candy plays Jack Chester, an over-worked man who decides to bring his family on vacation...and fails miserably. Instead of bringing them on vacation, he leads them strait to the gates of hell. Through several acts of trying to do good, Jack only makes things worse for himself. This movie was one of the best movies of John Candy's career. There was no over-acting and no artsy stuff. Just a good old fashioned comedy. Just how they should be. This is an old fashioned romp of a good belly laughing comedy. See it, if you are a Candy fan. See it anyway, even if you aren't. SUMMER RENTAL is one of the best comedies that John Candy ever did. 5/5.


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