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The Great Outdoors
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Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd
Roman Craig
John Candy John Candy
Chet Ripley
Stephanie Faracy Stephanie Faracy
Connie Ripley
Annette Bening Annette Bening
Kate Craig
Chris Young Chris Young
Buck Ripley
Ian Giatti Ian Giatti
Ben Ripley
Hilary Gordon Hilary Gordon
Cara Craig
Rebecca Gordon Rebecca Gordon
Mara Craig

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John Hughes John Hughes
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3 years, 5 months ago at Jan 4 9:56
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I Love this movie havn't seen it in years but watched it a lot growing up then I seen it in when I was going through all my old dvds and I just had to re-watch it. A great 80's family comedy movie with two of my favorite actors John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. Chet Ripley(Candy) is off on a trip with his family for a week hoping for a great time all is going to plan until Roman Craig(Aykroyd) and his f... read more

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5 years, 9 months ago at Sep 24 18:03
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Nowadays, I have Netflix and Popcorn and not only I have since then an endless selection or movies to choose from but, as a result, I have become slightly more picky regarding the movies I watch. Before, I used to watch pretty much anything as long as it was starring one or two actors I was interested in and, as a result, I would sometimes end up watching some really obscure features. This movie w... read more

The Great Outdoors

2 years, 2 months ago at Apr 13 18:40
1 vote
A toothless comedy about culture clashes in 1980s America with a script by John Hughes. Not the worst way to spend 90 minutes, but not one of the better uses of its talented cast or beloved writer’s skills. The Great Outdoors plays more like the set-up of a sitcom stretched out to feature length, lots of bits works, and just as many land with a thud.

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Big-hearted Chicago family man Chet has brought his family to a lakeside resort area, and although his wife and kids aren't quite as excited as he is, Chet has high hopes for the vacation. However, his optimism is sabotaged when his obnoxious brother-in-law Roman drops in unexpectedly, along with his snooty, strange family. Chet and his family try to stay open-minded, but they find it difficult to relax and enjoy themselves because of the constant annoyance of Roman's presence.
Release date: 17 June 1988
UPC: 025192022821
Tags: Comedy (16), 1988 (12), Family (7), Adventure (7), 1980s (5), Classic (4), Camping (3), Animals (3), Summer Camp (2), American (1), Steak (1), Bears (1), Silly (1), "Big Bear Chase Me!" (1), Vacation (1), 1980's (1), Underrated (1), John Candy (1), {comedy 07} (1), Dan Aykroyd (1)
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