Summer Rental Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Summer Rental

Life's a Beach.
Summer Rental Picture
Getting sunburnt


Go behind the scenes on the 1985 Comedy movie starring John Candy, Karen Austin, Kerri Green, Joey Lawrence

Aubrey Jene, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Joseph Lawrence (II), John Larroquette, Richard Herd, Santos Morales, Lois Hamilton, Carmine Caridi, Francis X. McCarthy, Pierrino Mascarino, Harry Yorku, Dick Anthony Williams, Bob Wells, Scot Samis, Tom Blackwell, Saundra Dunson-Franks Update Cast

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Thanks to 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.

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Deleted Scenes

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Editor 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.
Thanks to BILLY
There's a scene where John Candy is driving up and down Georgia State Route 166. The family is looking for food; the Mrs. wants health food, but they can only find fast food. As they're driving, the Mrs. wipes off the piece of lettuce looking disappointingly over at John.

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Alternate Versions

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Rewind Archive
The TBS/TNT broadcast version adds many deleted scenes during the first twenty minutes of the movie.

Someone updated to add that the AMC Channel also shows the Edited/Alternate Scenes.

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1985 Paramount Pictures
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