The Great Outdoors Trailer

The Great Outdoors Trailer (1988)

"The wildlife is wild, but his brother-in-law in unbearable." 17 June 1988 Comedy 91 mins

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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John Candy

as Chet Ripley

Dan Aykroyd

as Roman Craig

Annette Bening

as Kate Craig

Stephanie Faracy

as Connie Ripley

Chris Young

as Buck Ripley

Ian Giatti

as Ben Ripley

Hilary Gordon

as Cara Craig

Rebecca Gordon

as Mara Craig

Zoaunne LeRoy

as Juanita

Lucy Deakins

as Cammie

Nancy Lenehan

as Waitress


Thomas Newman

Original Music Composer

John Hughes

John Hughes Executive Producer

Tom Jacobson

Tom Jacobson Executive Producer

Ric Waite

Ric Waite Director of Photography

Tom Rolf

Tom Rolf Editor

John W. Corso

John W. Corso Production Design

Rob Bottin

Rob Bottin Makeup Effects

International Titles

As Grandes Férias Trailer

Tranquille est le fleuve Trailer

Dos Cuñados Desenfrenados Trailer

Big Country Trailer

International Releases Dates

Germany 17 April 1990

United States 17 June 1988

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