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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Howard Deutch (1988)

86min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
John Hughes's attempt to cash in on the success of the previous year's adult comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles backfires in this routine outing. John Candy, the obnoxious one in the aforementioned Planes, gets to be the nice guy this time around, finding himself stuck on vacation with his appalling brother-in-law, Dan Aykroyd. The two stars do their best, but Hughes's script is a mechanical retread of past glories and director Howard Deutch fails to bring much inspiration to the lumbering slapstick. Look out for a pre-stardom Annette Bening in a supporting role.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Roman Craig Dan Aykroyd
Chet Ripley John Candy
Connie Ripley Stephanie Faracy
Kate Craig Annette Bening
Buck Ripley Chris Young
Ben Ripley Ian Giatti
Cara Craig Hilary Gordon
Mara Craig Rebecca Gordon
Wally Robert Prosky
Juanita Zoaunne Leroy
Director Howard Deutch
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: May be edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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