The Great Outdoors (1988): FYC

The Great Outdoors

See the plot, cast, facts, and script from the 1988 blockbuster.

Here's what we have on John Hughes's, "The Great Outdoors". And, you can also read and download the official screenplay, here, at 8FLiX.


"The Great Outdoors" Plot Summary.

When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restful.

It's a vacationer's worst nightmare, as wheeler-dealer Roman, his sexually repressed wife and eerie twin daughters "join" the easygoing Chet 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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Notable Cast
Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd ... Roman Craig
John Candy John Candy ... Chet Ripley
Stephanie Faracy Stephanie Faracy ... Connie Ripley
Annette Bening Annette Bening ... Kate Craig
Chris Young Chris Young ... Buck Ripley
Ian Michael Giatti Ian Michael Giatti ... Ben Ripley
Hilary Gordon Hilary Gordon ... Cara Craig
Rebecca Gordon Rebecca Gordon ... Mara Craig
Robert Prosky Robert Prosky ... Wally
Zoaunne LeRoy Zoaunne LeRoy ... Juanita
Lucy Deakins Lucy Deakins ... Cammie
Nancy Lenehan Nancy Lenehan ... Waitress
Britt Leach Britt Leach ... Reg


John Hughes John Hughes ... Writer (screenplay)

Box Office Data

(1988) U.S. Dollars
Opening weekend...$6,121,115
Gross (US & Canada)...$41,455,230
Gross (World)...$43,455,230



Additional Content
Cast Photos ... IMDb
Box Office ... IMDb Pro
Poster ... Official Site
Studio ... Universal

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