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The Great Outdoors (1988)


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1h 31min
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Dan Aykroyd
Roman Craig
John Candy
Chet Ripley
Stephanie Faracy
Connie Ripley
Chris Young
Buck Ripley
Ian Giatti
Ben Ripley
Hilary Gordon
Cara Craig
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


It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig, his wife, Kate, and the couple's two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.

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