- General info
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. 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'.
- Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Chris Young, Ian Giatti, Hilary Gordon, Rebecca Gordon, Robert Prosky, Zoaunne LeRoy, Lucy Deakins, Nancy Lenehan, John Bloom, Lewis Arquette, Britt Leach, Cliff Bemis, Paul Hansen, Debra Lee Ortega, Sierra Somerville, Christine Spiotta
- Howard Deutch
- John Hughes
- Universal Pictures
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 87 minutes
- English Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0, German Dolby Digital 2.0, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
- English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.85:1
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- The Great Outdoors review by CP Customer
I like John Candy. What a tragedy his untimely death prevented more 'fun' movies. A simple plot -yes but 2 great comedy actors in Candy and Akroyd make the most of this simplicity and the watcher is driven to choose sides and wish that Candy succeeds. In the end you feel sorry for Akroyd but just know that is how it will turn out. A good clean family movie with laugh out loud moments - pity no sequel.
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Hollywood pulp comedy
- The Great Outdoors review by JD
You can feel the plot moving through the usual phases of irritating discord through petty differences to a relieving and unifying happy ending. Pretty missable except for John Candy who is as usual outstanding.
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