The Great Outdoors (1988)


Howard Deutch



Brian Healy, Andy Prosky, Christopher Kinsman, Shirley Harris, Chris Bass, Christine Spiotta


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.
  • Comedy
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  • Highest Rating 70
  • Lowest Rating 68
  • Average Rating 69

The Great Outdoors (1988)

Stupid, slapstick fun. From a spate of '80s feel-good family comedy outings staring Saturday Night Live veterans, The Great Outdoors delivers on what little it promises and that's more than adequate for what I was looking for.
December 28, 2012