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      Summer Rental

      1985, Comedy, 1h 28m

      18 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      After air traffic controller Jack Chester loses a plane (it's covered on his screen by a fly), he's told to take a break. Jack books his family into a plush resort, but it turns out that their lodgings are in a hut by the beach, and that's as good as the vacation gets.

      • Rating: PG

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Carl Reiner

      • Producer: George Shapiro

      • Writer: Jeremy Stevens, Mark Reisman

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Paramount Pictures

      Cast & Crew

      John Candy
      Karen Austin
      Richard Herd
      Lois Hamilton
      Jeremy Stevens
      Mark Reisman
      Bernie Brillstein
      Ric Waite
      Bud Molin

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      • Aug 06, 2017

        This is a great family movie, John Candy is funny as always. This story is a bit predictable, but has a great family message. I will watch this over and over again, to me it is not disappointing.

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      • Apr 23, 2013

        It's juvenile, silly and flaws... but.. it's a comedy with John Candy! So, hey...give it one chance.

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      • Jan 17, 2013

        The family comedy Summer Rental delivers some good laughs and fun times, but it's completely forgettable. The story follows an air traffic controller who's forced to take a vacation, but the vacation turns out to be more trouble than it's worth as everything that can go wrong does go wrong. The cast includes John Candy, Karen Austin, Kerri Green, and Rip Torn, but they're stuck in stereotypical roles that prevent them from doing much. Predictable and formulaic, Summer Rental fails to distinguish itself from the run-of-the mill vacation comedy.

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      • Sep 11, 2009

        Jack Chester (John Candy) takes his family to the beach on a summer vacation resort in Florida. While on this vacation, Mr. Chester and his family will encounter tough times, make new friends, and much more. All of these events have something in common: They're hilarious! While I was watching "Summer Rental," I could tell that it just had an average script and that in all ways it should've just been an average movie, but John Candy's hilarious antics make this one a keeper for comedy fans. There are many different parts of "Summer Rental" that you'll always remember once you see them such as when an attractive woman asks John Candy for an honest opinion, and when Candy goes on the beach for the first time and tries to avoid many obstacles. Not only is "Summer Rental" hilarious, it also has other redeeming qualities such as the adventure that Mr. Chester (John Candy) and his family go on close to the end of the film. To make it short, if you like hilarious comedy movies, I definitely recommend getting "Summer Rental." You'll want to keep this movie for more than just a rental. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. John Candy's an all-time great.

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