The Great Outdoors

Lists: Comedy, Slapstick comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Suburbanite Chet Ripley takes his family to a lakeside resort for what he thinks will be a quiet vacation away from it all. But then his snobby brother-in-law Roman Craig shows up with his snooty brood, and unexpected mishaps ensue. The two families try to get along … but they didn't count on Mother Nature stepping in to add her two cents."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1988: # 0)

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Bryan Lienesch80 - It's your typical 80's comedy: slapstick, hijinks, a semi-decent story. It all works.

People Involved

  • John Candy (Chet Ripley)
  • Dan Aykroyd (Roman Craig)
  • Annette Bening (Kate Craig)
  • Stephanie Faracy (Connie Ripley)
  • Chris Young (Buck Ripley)
  • Ian Giatti (Ben Ripley)
  • Hilary Gordon (Cara Craig)
  • Rebecca Gordon (Mara Craig)
  • Robert Prosky (Wally)
  • Zoaunne LeRoy (Juanita)
  • Howard Deutch (Director)
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