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Summer Rental Movie

Movie Summary for Summer Rental


An 80ís movie about an all-traditional family summer vacations at the beach that ends up completely (and comically) screwed up.

Summer Rental DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Summer Rental was released on April 17, 2001 by Paramount and is rated PG-13.


Summer Rental movie main character, Jack Chester (Candy) is an overbooked air traffic controller that decides to have some quality time with his family and take them on vacations to Florida. As soon as they arrive they find out that the place they rented is a decrepit shack near a public beach, with all that that could mean. From them on matters just keep getting worse by the minute.

The climax scene in the movie Summer Rental is a completely humiliated Jack Chester who ends up involved in a quarrel with a local yachtsman and is forced to race him in order to regain his pride and familyís respect.


Jack Chester - John Candy
Sandy Chester - Karen Austin
Jennifer Chester - Kerri Green
Bobby Chester - Joey Lawrence
Scully - Rip Torn


During the movie theater scene in Summer Rental a Footloose (1984) poster movie can be seen at the back while at the same time Jennifer Chester (Green) is listening to the Footloose song by Kenny Loggins.

The rest of the posters on the movie theater scene of Summer Rental are from the movies Airplane! (1980), Dragonslayer (1981), Uncommon Valor (1983) and Top Secret! (1984).

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Summer Rental was released to theatres on 08/09/1985 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $24,671,000 at the box office in the US.

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