The Great Outdoors
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1988
Director: Howard Deutch
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-022821
Running time: 1:30 (90 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: May 22, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#690)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 08, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
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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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Hughes Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Howard Deutch....Director
Writing
John Hughes....Writer
Production
John Hughes....Executive Producer
Tom Jacobson....Executive Producer
Arne L. Schmidt....Producer
Cinematography
Ric Waite....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tom Rolf....Film Editor
William Gordean....Film Editor
Seth Flaum....Film Editor
Music
Thomas Newman....Composer
Sound
Tom McCarthy....Supervising Sound Editor
Darin Knight....Production Sound Mixer
Don S. Walden....Sound Editor
Mark Gordon....Sound Editor
Roxanne R. Jones....Sound Editor
William Hartman....Sound Editor
James Matheny....Sound Editor
Mary Ruth Smith....Sound Editor
John Shouse....Sound Editor
David Williams....Sound Editor
David Ice....Sound Editor
Dino Dimuro....Sound Editor
Ed Rossi....Sound Editor
Bill Varney....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael C. Casper....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Andrew MacDonald....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Roberta Doheny....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Marilyn Vance-Straker....Costume Designer
John W. Corso....Production Designer
Ben Nye, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Alan Friedman....Make-up Artist
Silvio Scarano....Costume Designer
Rob Bottin....Make-up Effects
John Frazier....Visual Effects
Rocky A. Gehr....Visual Effects
Thomas Mertz....Visual Effects
Dick Wood....Visual Effects
Elmer Hui....Visual Effects
Jeff Wischnack....Visual Effects
Dan Cangemi....Visual Effects
David Wischnack....Visual Effects
Michael Reedy....Visual Effects
Francis Pennington....Visual Effects
Cast
Dan Aykroyd....Roman
John Candy....Chet
Stephanie Faracy....Connie
Annette Bening....Kate
Chris Young....Buck
Ian Giatti....Ben
Hilary Gordon....Cara
Rebecca Gordon....Mara
Robert Prosky....Wally
Zoaunne LeRoy....Juanita
Lucy Deakins....Cammie
Nancy Lenehan....Waitress
John Bloom....Jimbo
Lewis Arquette....Herm
Britt Leach....Reg
Cliff Bemis....Boat Yard Owner
Paul Hansen....Hot Dog Vendor
Debra Lee Ortega....Dancing Biker Girl
Sierra Somerville....Girl in Arcade
Christine Spiotta....Woman in Crowd
Chris Bass....Lodge Patron
Shirley Harris....Lodge Customer
Christopher Kinsman....Irate Customer
Andy Prosky....Grill Chef
Brian Healy....Man in Crowd
Addtional Voices
Wendy Oates.... (voice)
Marcia Wolf.... (voice)
Catherine Battistone.... (voice)
Luisa Leschin.... (voice)
Tom Williams.... (voice)
Bill Capizzi.... (voice)
Steven Kramer.... (voice)
Thomas White.... (voice)
"Bart the Bear"....The Bald-Headed Bear
Jerry Maren.... (uncredited)
Barry Thompson....Kitchen Help (uncredited)