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  • Actors: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Chris Young
  • Directors: Howard Deutch
  • Writers: John Hughes
  • Producers: Arne Schmidt, Elena Spiotta, John Hughes, Sean Daniel, Stephen Lim
  • Language: English
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 4 Front
  • VHS Release Date: 1 Oct. 1999
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004R68O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 228,802 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In this John Hughes comedy, Chet (John Candy) is a family man whose summer vacation is ruined when his overbearing brother-in-law, Roman (Dan Aykroyd), invites himself along with his family. The rivalry between the two is based on Roman's so-called success and Chet's feelings of inadequacy, but all is not as it seems.

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This hit-and-miss 1988 comedy pairs John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in a story of one family's summer vacation all but ruined by the uninvited appearance of another, more loutish family. Howard Deutch (Some Kind of Wonderful) directs from a half-hearted John Hughes script, which reduces Hughes's jokes-and-epiphanies formula (The Breakfast Club, Home Alone) to true gaudiness. On the other hand, Annette Bening makes her screen debut here. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, production notes, trailer, optional French soundtrack, and optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the DVD edition.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Mark Downing on 25 Jan. 2004
Format: DVD
From the opening scene of the family driving to there destination to the closing scenes of the proclamation, "BIG BEAR CHASE ME", this film will have you in stitches from start to finish!
John Candy (Comedy God), stars in this fun film for all the family.
I belive any movie that stared Candy is pretty damn good, but this film is made even funnier by the arrival of Dan Akroyd, who plays Candys'uninvited rich, arrogant brother-in-law, who is always trying to get one up on everyone.
I can't recommend this movie enough.
Being from around the same time as other movies such as Uncle Buck, Three Amigos and Trains Planes and Automobiles, you know what sort of vein this film will be in.
Buy it or regret it forever!!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By andymac on 7 Nov. 2003
Format: DVD
This is an excellent film and not given enough due credit. John Candy teams up with his brother Dan Ackroyd on a family holiday to the lakes. Things go wrong and they end up on a bear hunt. This film is superb, and if you have seen planes,trains and automobiles and liked it, this film is definalty for you! and as much as my mate thinks that JOHN BELUSHI is in this film, he is not (nick!)
why dont they make films like this one anymore! andy
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Painterlady on 19 April 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Very funny and brilliant film. The bald bear using John Candy as a trampoline and the massive steak John eats (fat and all) WOW. With the smart Alec know it all brother in law, Dan Ackroyd another great actor. Perfect comedy duo, no bad language, great family viewing. And as I already said VERY FUNNY. I love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dale Montague on 8 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Dan Ackroyd and John Candy together in a quality 80's comedy.
Set in the wilderness of north America and starring a big bear.
They both take their families to the same place for their holiday, but have different views on the great outdoors, Candy just wants to enjoy the simple life, but Ackroyd has different ideas.
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Big-hearted family man Chet has brought his family to a lakeside resort area, and although his wife and kids aren't quite as excited as he is, Chet has high hopes for the vacation.

However, his optimism is sabotaged when his obnoxious brother-in-law Roman drops in unexpectedly, along with his snooty, strange family.

Chet and his family try to stay open-minded, but they find it difficult to relax and enjoy themselves because of the constant annoyance of Roman's presence.....

It's one of those fish out of water comedies, with a family with whom you root for and relate to, and the family who you dislike to begin with, and then warm to come the end.

It's surprising how many of these films were made in the eighties and the nineties, and we always saw them, knowing that the snotty family would know the error of their ways come the end, but as always, the happy family man would be the butt end of many jokes during the film.

Candy is as good as always, and Akroyd is fine also, but the film is so clichéd and full of troupes, you cannot help but be aware of these, no matter how much you liked it the first time you saw it.

Come the end, everyone is happy, the rich are poorer, but richer in life lessons, and the ones we were rooting for all along, are the same, but a tad smugger.

it's fun while it lasts, but forgettable.

And the raccoons are hilarious, and they make me laugh out loud just seeing them on screen.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Sept. 2000
Format: VHS Tape
DAN AKROYD AND JOHN CANDY, NEED WE SAY MORE. THESE ARE TWO OF THE GREATEST COMEDY VETERANS. IF YOU HAVE A SILLY STREAK IN YOU , LIKE WE ALL DO, YOU CANNOT HELP BUT LOVE THIS MOVIE. IT IS A 'MUST SEE' FILM IN MY BOOK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE SUCKER FOR THE EIGHTIES COMEDIES LIKE ME. BUY IT, FOR LESS THAN 6 QUID, THE EQUIVALENT OF FISH AND CHIPS TWICE, YOU CAN TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE ENDLESSY.
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Well, we sat down to watch this with great excitement having recently enjoyed such classic family films as Cheaper by the Dozen, Cool Runnings, Karate Kid etc. My first comment is that this film was littered with the words "sh*t" and "a**hole" which as an adult you probably wouldn't notice but when watching with children as young as six wasn't ideal. There was also a wholly unnecessary scene in which John Candy removed his wife's bra, again no big deal but not great viewing for a six year old. Anyway, putting this aside we thought the film was quite funny in parts but certainly not the hilarious comedy I thought it would be. Overall, it was a disappointment. It was however dispatched on time and arrived in perfect condition.
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With two great comic actors -[Messrs. Aykroyd and Candy]- this should have been much better! Instead, it is laboured, strained, and lame overall. So much of the humour is obvious and/or forced. A good example is when Candy eats the giant steak -- and throws up soon afterwards. Most of the film is just plain uninspired and predictable. In short, the writing is just below par, though the actors try to do their best. To me, the best sequence is the end credits, where Aykroyd is dancing at the diner. (I wonder if this was supposed to be in the film and then cut later?) If the rest of the film was as much fun as that, it could have been a winner.
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