When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restful in this raucous comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. It's a vacationer's worst nightmare, as wheeler-dealer Aykroyd, his sexually repressed wife and eerie twin daughters "join" the easygoing Candy and his straight-laced clan for a season of "fun" in the sun. Unfortunately, the only thing these two in-laws have in common is their intense dislike for each other. Soon, it's brother-in-law against brother-in-law in an uproarious and hilarious fight to the finish to see which one really knows how to enjoy The Great Outdoors

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The Great Outdoors (1988)

PG

Comedy · 1h 31m · 6/17/1988

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A week in the woods with Roman and Chet: This is no holiday...this is war!

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When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restful in this raucous comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. It's a vacationer's worst nightmare, as wheeler-dealer Aykroyd, his sexually repressed wife and eerie twin daughters "join" the easygoing Candy and his straight-laced clan for a season of "fun" in the sun. Unfortunately, the only thing these two in-laws have in common is their intense dislike for each other. Soon, it's brother-in-law against brother-in-law in an uproarious and hilarious fight to the finish to see which one really knows how to enjoy The Great Outdoors

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Hughes Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Budget

$24,000,000

Revenue

$41,455,230
Cast
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Dan Aykroyd

Roman Craig
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John Candy

Chet Ripley
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Stephanie Faracy

Connie Ripley
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Annette Bening

Kate Craig
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Chris Young

Buck Ripley
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Ian Michael Giatti

Ben Ripley (as Ian Giatti)
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Hilary Gordon

Cara Craig
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Rebecca Gordon

Mara Craig
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Robert Prosky

Wally
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Zoaunne LeRoy

Juanita
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Lucy Deakins

Cammie
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Nancy Lenehan

Waitress
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John Bloom

Jimbo
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Lewis Arquette

Herm
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Britt Leach

Reg
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Cliff Bemis

Boat Yard Owner
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Paul Hansen

Hot Dog Vendor
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Debra Lee Ortega

Dancing Biker Girl
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Sierra Somerville

Girl in Arcade
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Christine Spiotta

Woman in Crowd
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Chris Bass

Lodge Patron
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Shirley Harris

Lodge Customer
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Christopher Kinsman

Irate Customer
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Andy Prosky

Grill Chef
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Brian Healy

Man in Crowd
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Bart the Bear

The Bald-Headed Bear
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Raleigh Bond

Grandpa (uncredited)
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Jerry Maren

(uncredited)
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Mark Sawtelle

Picnic Dad (uncredited)
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Barry Thompson

Kitchen Help (uncredited)
Crew
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Howard Deutch

Director
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John Hughes

Writer
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7/1/1998

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