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The Great Outdoors

Discover the plot, cast, script and facts from the 1988 movie.

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.

91 min | Comedy

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 AykroydDan Aykroyd...Roman Craig
John CandyJohn Candy...Chet Ripley
Stephanie FaracyStephanie Faracy...Connie Ripley
Annette BeningAnnette Bening...Kate Craig
Chris YoungChris Young...Buck Ripley
Ian Michael GiattiIan Michael Giatti...Ben Ripley
Hilary GordonHilary Gordon...Cara Craig
Rebecca GordonRebecca Gordon...Mara Craig
Robert ProskyRobert Prosky...Wally
Zoaunne LeRoyZoaunne LeRoy...Juanita
Lucy DeakinsLucy Deakins...Cammie
Nancy LenehanNancy Lenehan...Waitress
Britt LeachBritt Leach...Reg


Series Writers
John HughesJohn Hughes...Writer (screenplay)

Box Office Data

(1988) U.S. Dollars
Budget ... $24,000,000
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


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