Summer Rental Poster

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2001

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Karen Austin, Rip Torn, John Larroquette, Richard Herd, Lois Hamilton, Carmine Caridi

Director: Carl Reiner

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Underdog, Daughter, Brash, 1980s, Hilarious, Marriage, Wife, Growing up, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's hard to figure how the combination of director Carl Reiner, comedian John Candy and a movie with the title Summer Rental could come to nothing. [10 Aug 1985, p.D7]

  • Director Carl Reiner, an old comedy pro, does well enough with the comedy's dumb but funny big-bust and jock-strap jokes. [09 Aug 1985, p.D]

  • Though Candy greatly underplays Jack Chester, a beet-red seer-sucker summer renter, his genial humor and collaboration with Reiner make Summer Rental a small pleasure. [12 Aug 1985]

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