Making Of...
Making Of...

Summer Rental Behind The Scenes

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Getting sunburnt
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1985 Comedy movie starring John Candy, Karen Austin, Kerri Green et al.
Contributed by: Aubrey
I am actually the "girl" that played Laurie in this movie.......I love the comment about my voice being dubbed during the boat race......I guess Paramount was too cheap to fly me to L.A. to do the voice-overs ( there was only one or two scenes where it was necessary). The voice-overs were done by Kerri Green (who played Jennifer) and as we all know, it is probably the absolute worse job of an adult imitating a child. I was 3 and a half and to tell you the truth, the whole experience was amazing, we lived in St. Petersburg, FL for 4 months and had a blast. Every time I see a Candy flick, it makes me sad, his death was a huge loss to the entertainment industry, but I'm so glad I got to be a part of one of his films, no matter how cheesy and 80's it was!
Rewind Archive
"Summer Rental" originally garnered a PG-13 rating, before being reduced to PG after cuts were made.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Contributed by: Nick
About 5 minutes was cut from the beginning of the movie during the editing process, which had originally given more backstory to the family.

Among the moments lost: the dog farting in the car and chewing the leg off the couch at the "wrong" rental house.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
Rewind Archive
The TBS/TNT broadcast version adds many deleted scenes during the first twenty minutes of the movie.
Summer Rental