The Great Outdoors (1988)

Title: The Great Outdoors

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

Genre: Comedy

Director: Howard Deutch

Cast: Dan Aykroyd,John Candy,Stephanie Faracy,Annette Bening,Chris Young,Lucy Deakins,Robert Prosky,Ian Giatti,Hilary Gordon,Rebecca Gordon,Zoaunne LeRoy,Nancy Lenehan,John Bloom,Lewis Arquette,Britt Leach,Cliff Bemis,Paul Hansen,Debra Lee Ortega,Sierra Somerville,Christine Spiotta,Chris Bass,Shirley Harris,Christopher Kinsman,Andy Prosky,Brian Healy,Bart The Bear,Raleigh Bond

Status: Released

Release: 1988-06-17

Runtime: 91

Plot: 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.

Trailer Cast Crew Videos

    • Dan Aykroyd

      Roman Craig
    • John Candy

      Chet Ripley
    • Stephanie Faracy

      Connie Ripley
    • Annette Bening

      Kate Craig
    • Chris Young

      Buck Ripley
    • Lucy Deakins

    • Robert Prosky

    • Ian Giatti

      Ben Ripley
    • Hilary Gordon

      Cara Craig
    • Rebecca Gordon

      Mara Craig
    • Zoaunne LeRoy

    • Nancy Lenehan

    • John Bloom

    • Lewis Arquette

    • Britt Leach

    • Cliff Bemis

      Boat Yard Owner
    • Paul Hansen

      Hot Dog Vendor
    • Debra Lee Ortega

      Dancing Biker Girl
    • Sierra Somerville

      Girl in Arcade
    • Christine Spiotta

      Woman in Crowd
    • Chris Bass

      Lodge Patron
    • Shirley Harris

      Lodge Customer
    • Christopher Kinsman

      Irate Customer
    • Andy Prosky

      Grill Chef
    • Brian Healy

      Man in Crowd
    • Bart The Bear

      The Bald-Headed Bear (Jody)
    • Raleigh Bond

      Grandpa (uncredited)
    • Judith Weiner (Production)

      Casting Director
    • Tom Rolf (Editing)

    • Kenny Ortega (Crew)

    • Seth Flaum (Editing)

    • Tom C. McCarthy (Sound)

      Supervising Sound Editor
    • Tom Jacobson (Production)

      Executive Producer
    • Marilyn Vance (Costume & Make-Up)

      Costume Design
    • John H. Anderson (Art)

      Set Decoration
    • Alan Friedman (Costume & Make-Up)

      Makeup Artist
    • Arne Schmidt (Production)

    • Walter Scott (Directing)

      Second Unit Director
    • Carol A. O'Connell (Costume & Make-Up)

    • Dione Taylor (Costume & Make-Up)

    • Elena Spiotta (Production)

      Associate Producer
    • Tom Kramer (Sound)

      Music Editor
    • Howard Deutch (Directing)

    • John Frazier (Crew)

      Special Effects Coordinator
    • John W. Corso (Art)

      Production Design
    • Thomas Newman (Sound)

      Original Music Composer
    • Charles Newirth (Production)

      Production Manager
    • Ben Nye Jr. (Costume & Make-Up)

      Makeup Artist
    • Ric Waite (Camera)

      Director of Photography
    • William D. Gordean (Editing)

    • Rob Bottin (Crew)

      Makeup Effects
    • C. Darin Knight (Sound)

      Sound Mixer
    • Stephen Lim (Production)

      Associate Producer
    • John Hughes (Writing)

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