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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.
The Great Outdoors is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Howard Deutch, and written and produced by John Hughes. It stars Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, and Annette Bening in her film debut. The film follows two families spending time on vacation in Wisconsin.
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Directed by: Howard Deutch
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Chris Young, Ian Giatti, Hilary Gordon, Rebecca Gordon, Robert Prosky, Zoaunne LeRoy, Lucy Deakins
Screenplay by: John Hughes
Production Design by: John W. Corso
Cinematography by: Ric Waite
Film Editing by: Seth Flaum, William D. Gordean, Tom Rolf
Costume Design by: Marilyn Vance
Set Decoration by: John H. Anderson
Music by: Thomas Newman
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: June 17, 1988