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The Great Outdoors

Director: Howard Deutch Run Time: 91 min. Release Year: 1988

Starring: Annette Bening, Chris Young, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy

Selected by Tim Robinson


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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