Great Outdoors (1988)
A week in the woods with Roman and Chet: This is no holiday...this is war!
|The candy family heads for the hills in search of relaxation and a tranquil summer by the lake, but ends up with comic chaos.|
Editor's NoteTwo brothers-in-law, whose only shared trait is their intense dislike for one another, set off on a comic misadventure when their two families share a summer vacation home.
Cast & Crew
|Howard Deutch - Director|
|Thomas Newman - Musical Score|
|John Hughes - Producer|
|John Hughes - Writer|
Plot SummaryChet is a father and husband who believes in spending quality time with his loved ones. When vacation roles around, he gathers his gang together and they head for the hills. But as soon as the crew gets comfortable in their cabin, Chet's annoyingly bad-mannered brother-in-law Roman shows up with his spoiled wife and kids for a week-long visit. To make matters worse, Roman brings more than his family -- he brings Murphy's Law with him, as he turns the week into a succession of disasters.