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The Great Outdoors (1988)

PG 06/17/1988 (US) Comedy 1h 31m

The wildlife is wild, but his brother-in-law in unbearable.


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.

  1. Howard Deutch


  2. John Hughes


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dan Aykroyd

    Dan Aykroyd

    Roman Craig

  2. John Candy

    John Candy

    Chet Ripley

  3. Stephanie Faracy

    Stephanie Faracy

    Connie Ripley

  4. Annette Bening

    Annette Bening

    Kate Craig

  5. Chris Young

    Buck Ripley

  6. Lucy Deakins

    Lucy Deakins


  7. Robert Prosky

    Robert Prosky


  8. Ian Giatti

    Ben Ripley

  9. Hilary Gordon

    Hilary Gordon

    Cara Craig

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Full Cast & Crew

The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $24,000,000.00

Revenue $43,455,230.00


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