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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.

Director:

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:

Life Is A Beach. 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the lifeguards that lived next door were all going to the beach one of them says" He looks like John Madden"...referring to John Candy's physical resemblance to the Okland Raider head coach. See more »

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After kicking out the guy watching the "Smurfs", the cigarettes on the bed change positions between shots while the dog is laying in bed next to them. See more »

Quotes

Jack Chester: I love you Scully. That's not the booze talkin' either.
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Axel F
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Classic Early John Candy
16 May 2003 | by cjewell1See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoy watching this movie every time they show it on Comedy Central or USA or TNT. This movie is classic John Candy all the way. Candy has scenes, no matter how many I times I watch, that make me laugh so hard I fall from my chair. Like when he kicks all the people out of his house wielding a crutch. Sure the story may be weak and a little corny with the whole boat race but it ranks up there among my favorites.

It has some other memorable moments including Rip Torn's character of Scully. My of my favorite parts is when he is teaching Jack (played by Candy) to sail. They are on the boat late at night and they are both drunk. Scully announces to jack, "Here's and little ditty me mother used to sing to me", at which point he breaks into "The Theme from Love Boat" and Jack joins in with him. And then there is the scenes between Scully and Angus when Scully refers to Angus as a "dumb Swede" even though he is a Scot.

It is a good rainy day rental.


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