The Great Outdoors is a 1988 English-language Comedy movie written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch and produced by John Hughes and Arne Schmidt under the banner of Hughes Entertainment. Nostalgic about the good old days in the honeymoon cabin, the patriarch Chet and the Ripley family set off to the idyllic woods of Wisconsin for the summer vacation. However, their plans for a peaceful family bonding in the heart of the untamed nature will be thwarted, when the high-rolling brother-in-law Roman and the snotty Craig family decide to crash the party. Eventually, as the two families try to have a good time together, a mingly endless series of misfortunes and mini-disasters with thirsty leeches, cunning racoons and a mythical wild bear, threaten to ruin the vacation. What will it take to salvage the weekend? Written by Nick Riganas. The great outdoors features Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Chris Young, Ian Michael Giatti and Barry Thompson. The music was composed by Thomas Newman. Cinematography was done by Ric Waite and editing by Seth Flaum, William D. Gordean and Tom Rolf. The motion picture has a running time of 90 minutes. It was released on 17th June 1988. The Film was successful at box office. The Great Outdoors was made on a budget of $24 million and it was a hit at box office gross of $43 million. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by Universal Pictures.
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