Summer Rental

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Summer Rental
Summer rental.jpg
Summer Rental movie poster
Directed byCarl Reiner
Produced byGeorge Shapino
Written byMark Reisman
Jeremy Stevens
StarringJohn Candy
Karen Austin
Rip Torn
Richard Crenna
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyRic Waite
Editing byBud Molin
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release datesAugust 9, 1985
Running time87 minutes
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Box office$24,689,703 (USA)
 
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Summer Rental
Summer rental.jpg
Summer Rental movie poster
Directed byCarl Reiner
Produced byGeorge Shapino
Written byMark Reisman
Jeremy Stevens
StarringJohn Candy
Karen Austin
Rip Torn
Richard Crenna
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyRic Waite
Editing byBud Molin
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release datesAugust 9, 1985
Running time87 minutes
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Box office$24,689,703 (USA)

Summer Rental is a 1985 comedy film, directed by Carl Reiner and starring John Candy. The film's screenplay was written by Mark Reisman and Jeremy Stevens. An original music score was composed for the film by Alan Silvestri.

Plot summary[edit]

Overworked air-traffic controller Jack Chester takes his wife Sandy and children Jennifer, Bobby and Laurie on a summer vacation from the Atlanta area to the fictitious gulf coast resort town of Citrus Cove, Florida, during which they are constantly beset by a never-ending barrage of problems. First they move into the wrong house by mistake, then Jack receives a leg injury that prevents him from being able to spend time with his family.

The family ends up in a fairly decrepit shack on a public beach in Florida, with a constant stream of vacationers tromping through. Jack locks horns with pompous local sailing champion Al Pellet, the owner of this dubious piece of real estate.

About to be evicted early, Jack proposes a wager—if he can win this year's regatta, Al must allow the Chesters to stay rent-free. The trouble is, Jack hasn't sailed for many years and he doesn't even have a boat. Scully, a local saloon keeper with a pirate's mentality, befriends Jack and volunteers to help him on both counts.

The bored Chesters come to life by helping Jack make his new vessel seaworthy. This motley crew is at first glance no match for Al or anybody else in the race, but a strong breeze and a large pair of pants enable Jack to enjoy a victory at sea.

Main cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jimmy Buffett's "Turning Around" plays during the closing credits. It is also played when the Chesters are fixing up the Barnacle. The movie soundtrack is the only place to find this song, and also YouTube.

Location[edit]

Summer Rental was filmed in St. Pete Beach, near St. Petersburg, Florida. Several local landmarks can be seen throughout the movie, including the St. Petersburg Pier during the final leg of the Regatta. Other landmarks include the old drawbridge on US19/I-275 north of the old Sunshine Skyway, as well as shots of Egmont Key in the distance.

Cult following[edit]

The film is the origin for many comedic lines:

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