The Great Outdoors Poster

Release Date: June 17th, 1988

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 1998

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley (John Candy), along with his wife, Connie (Stephanie Faracy), and their two kids, Buck (Chris Young) and Ben (Ian Giatti). But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd), his wife, Kate (Annette Bening), and the couple's two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Robert Prosky, Chris Young, Ian Giatti, Hilary Gordon

Director: Howard Deutch

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Hughes Entertainment

Keywords: Lighthearted, Endearing, Daughter, Son, Wife, Rivalry, Father, Amusing, Sister, Madcap, 1980s