Summer Rental

Summer Rental

Carl Reiner (1985)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Harassed and overworked air-traffic controller Jack Chester (John Candy) badly needs a vacation and takes his family away to holiday on a beach. But almost from the moment they arrive, things start to go wrong and the supposedly restful trip turns into a nightmare every bit as stressful as Jack's job. The combined talents of John Candy and Carl Reiner should have ensured a better end product than this thin comedy which, despite some good moments, fails to fully exploit its promising premise.


An overworked air traffic controller plans to get away from it all by taking his family to Florida. A succession of mishaps threaten their planned peaceful break, as the stressed family man gets drawn into a bitter feud with a pompous local sailing champion. Comedy, starring John Candy, Richard Crenna, Karen Austin and Rip Torn.

Cast & Crew

Jack Chester John Candy
Al Pellet Richard Crenna
Sandy Chester Karen Austin
Scully Rip Torn
Jennifer Chester Kerri Green
Bobby Chester Joey Lawrence
Laurie Chester Aubrey Jene
Don Moore John Larroquette
Dan Gardner Dick Anthony Williams
Director Carl Reiner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video