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

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Jack Chester
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Sandy Chester
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Jennifer Chester
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Bobby Chester
Aubrey Jene ...
Laurie Chester
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Al Pellet
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Scully
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Don Moore
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Angus MacLachlan
Santos Morales ...
Cortez
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Vicki
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Ed
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Hal (as Frank McCarthy)
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Maitre D'
Harry Yorku ...
Pirate Musician
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Dan Gardner
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Stan Greene
Scot Samis ...
Russ
Tom Blackwell ...
Gregg
Saundra Dunson-Franks ...
Mrs. Gardner
Tanzia Franks ...
Gardner's Daughter
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Gardner's Son
Roger Perkovich ...
Fat Man
Lisa Anthony ...
Woman
Elyn Swofford ...
Boat Rental Agent
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Mother
Yvonne Cook ...
Daughter
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Thirsty Man
Bill Cordell ...
Real Estate Agent
Barbara Wells ...
Race Official
Dolores Starling ...
Pellet's Wife
Leonard Altobell ...
Race Official
Marion L. Boswell ...
Floyd
Jerry Previch ...
Lifeguard #1
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Sailboat Repairman
Christian Chicles ...
Lifeguard #2
Peggy Shay ...
Elderly Neighbor
Al Hesse ...
Father
Sal Biagini ...
Boyfriend
Tracey May ...
Volleyball Girl
Robert Stout ...
Man with Beard
Rob Cleveland ...
Mickey
Patricia Herd ...
Photographer at Pier
Carolyn B. Peterson ...
Phone Lady #1
Tina Burton ...
Phone Lady #2
Murphy Dunne ...
Announcer
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Announcer
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Announcer
Jack C. Woods ...
Regatta Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Alderman ...
Beach Patron (uncredited)
Paul Cohn ...
Surfer Guy (uncredited)
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Life Guard (uncredited)
Tracy Roberts ...
Beach Patron (uncredited)
Rob 'Captain Rob' Robinson ...
Beachcomber (uncredited)
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Surfer Kid (uncredited)

Directed by

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Carl Reiner

Written by

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Jeremy Stevens ... (written by) &
Mark Reisman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bernie Brillstein ... executive producer
Mark Reisman ... associate producer
George Shapiro ... producer
Jeremy Stevens ... associate producer

Music by

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Alan Silvestri

Cinematography by

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Ric Waite ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bud Molin

Editorial Department

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Lee Burch ... additional editor
Kelly G. Crawford ... assistant editor
Robert McCallister ... apprentice editor (as Robert L. McCallister)
Stephen R. Myers ... assistant editor (as Stephen Myers)

Casting By

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Penny Perry

Production Design by

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Peter Wooley

Set Decoration by

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Gary Moreno

Makeup Department

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Irene Aparicio ... hair stylist
Marie Del Russo ... makeup artist
Elizabeth Lambert ... makeup artist (as Elizabeth M. Lambert)

Production Management

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Marvin Miller ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marty P. Ewing ... second assistant director (as Marty Ewing)
Albert M. Shapiro ... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)
Ric Waite ... second unit director

Art Department

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John S. Karas ... construction coordinator (as John Karas)
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator (uncredited)
Jack Reeves ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Harley Whitehurst ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Juno J. Ellis ... foley editor (as Juno Ellis)
Robert Gutknecht ... sound effects editor
Cecelia Hall ... supervising sound effects editor
Sean Hanley ... adr editor
Frank Howard ... sound effects editor
Joseph A. Ippolito ... foley editor (as Joey Ippolito)
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Alan L. Nineberg ... adr editor
Al Overton Jr. ... sound mixer
Stanley Paul ... sound effects editor (as Stan Paul)
George Watters II ... supervising sound effects editor
Jack Woods ... sound effects editor
Edward M. Steidele ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Richard E. Johnson ... special effects

Stunts

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Denny Arnold ... stunts
Jim O'Rear ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Carl Boles ... chief lighting technician
Jack Lee Gary ... second assistant camera (as Jack Gary)
Ray Kinzer ... key grip
Frank Miller ... camera operator
Margaret Miller ... camera operator
Zade Rosenthal ... still photographer
Baird Steptoe ... first assistant camera (as Baird B. Steptoe)
Michael D. Weldon ... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Dan Delgado ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Geoffrey James Dixon ... electrician: Florida (uncredited)
Sharon Smith Holley ... camera intern (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Liz Keigley ... additional casting
Shari Rhodes ... additional casting
Stacey Rhodes ... extras casting (as Stacy Rhodes)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marjorie K. Chan ... costumer: ladies (as Marjorie Chan)
Barry Francis Delaney ... costumer: men (as Barry Delaney)
Ray Summers ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Frawley Becker ... location manager

Music Department

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John La Salandra ... music editor (as John LaSalandra)
Dan Wallin ... music recording mixer
James B. Campbell ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Larry K. Johnson ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Howard Brady Davidson ... transportation coordinator (as Howard Davidson)

Additional Crew

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Diane Barnett ... assistant: Mr. Shapiro
John Craig ... assistant auditor (as John R. Craig)
Leigh French ... looping group coordinator
Gigi Givertz ... assistant: Mr. Brillstein
Rob Harris ... publicist
Judy Nagy ... assistant: Mr. Reiner
Gina Neilson ... assistant: Mr. Miller
Roger Schumacher ... animal trainer
Robert Thorson ... production auditor (as Robert C. Thorson)
Stephanie Angelini ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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 »
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Also Known As
  • Les Chester en Floride (France)
  • ¡Malditas vacaciones! (Spain)
  • Vacanze in Florida (Italy)
  • Letnji zakup (Serbia)
  • Pakkoloma (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $5,754,259, 11 Aug 1985

Did You Know?

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Trivia Summer Rental (1985) was one of three John Candy films released during the "Summer" of 1985. The others were Volunteers (1985), where Candy re-teamed with Splash (1984) co-star Tom Hanks, and Brewster's Millions (1985), which starred Richard Pryor. See more »
Goofs When Richard Crenna's character buys the house that John Candy's character is renting for the summer he tears up Candy's check and says "I want you and your entire family out by Saturday, Midnight, or else...". When purchasing a property with a renter that has a legal contract, the purchaser of that property is legally obligated to honor all current rental/lease contracts. In this situation Crenna's only option is to honor the summer rental contract or he would be facing legal action. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Carl Reiner/George Miller/Teresa Ganzel (1985). See more »
Soundtracks Turning Around See more »
Crazy Credits Pictures of the family are shown during end credits See more »
Quotes Jack Chester: Get the hell out of here now!
Fat Man: You get out of here fella. I'm trying to watch the Smurfs.
Jack Chester: You're trying to watch the Smurfs?
Fat Man: Yeah.
Jack Chester: Did you see the one where Papa Smurf took a crutch and smashed the shit out of a guy with a red hat? Did you see that one? You want to see that one?
[Fat Man runs away]
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