Summer Rental

Summer Rental (1985)

Life is a beach.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1985-08-09
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 78 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 78 Ratings


Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to regain his pride and family's respect.

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  • John Candy

    as Jack Chester
  • Karen Austin

    as Sandy Chester
  • Kerri Green

    as Jennifer Chester
  • Joey Lawrence

    as Bobby Chester
  • Aubrey Jene

    as Laurie Chester
  • Richard Crenna

    as Al Pellet
  • Rip Torn

    as Richard Scully
  • John Larroquette

    as Don Moore
  • Richard Herd

    as Angus MacLachlan
  • Lois Hamilton

    as Vicki Sanders
  • Carmine Caridi

    as Ed Sanders
  • Francis X. McCarthy

    as Hal
  • Bob Wells

    as Stan Greene
  • Dick Anthony Williams

    as Dan Gardner
  • Reni Santoni

    as Announcer
Sound Alan Silvestri Music
Camera Ric Waite Director of Photography
Directing Carl Reiner Director
Production Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Editing Bud Molin Editor
Writing Jeremy Stevens Writer
Production Jeremy Stevens Associate Producer
Writing Mark Reisman Writer
Production Mark Reisman Associate Producer
Sound Alan L. Nineberg ADR Editor