The Great Outdoors 35 years old

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

The Great Outdoors

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.


The Great Outdoors Cast

Name Character
Robert Prosky He was 57, 77 years old when he died as Wally
Annette Bening She was 30, now 65 years old as Kate Craig
Dan Aykroyd He was 35, now 71 years old as Roman Craig
Nancy Lenehan She was 35, now 70 years old as Waitress
John Candy He was 37, 43 years old when he died as Chet Ripley
Chris Young He was 3, now 38 years old as Buck Ripley
Lewis Arquette He was 52, 65 years old when he died as Herm
Stephanie Faracy She was 36, now 72 years old as Connie Ripley
Ian Giatti He was 11, now 46 years old as Ben Ripley
Britt Leach He was 49, now 85 years old as Reg
Cliff Bemis He was 40, now 75 years old as Boat Yard Owner
Hilary Gordon as Cara Craig
Lucy Deakins She was 16, now 52 years old as Cammie
Zoaunne LeRoy She was 53, now 89 years old as Juanita
Rebecca Gordon as Mara Craig
Andy Prosky as Grill Chef

The Great Outdoors Crew

Name Department
Ric Waite as Director of Photography. He was 54 (78) years old when He died Camera
Arne Schmidt as Producer. Production
John W. Corso as Production Design. He was 59 (90) years old when He died Art
Seth Flaum as Editor. Editing
Tom Jacobson as Executive Producer. Production
Rob Bottin as Makeup Effects. He was 29 (now 65) years old Crew
Thomas Newman as Original Music Composer. He was 32 (now 68) years old Sound
John Hughes as Executive Producer. He was 38 (59) years old when He died Production
John Hughes as Writer. He was 38 (59) years old when He died Writing
Howard Deutch as Director. He was 37 (now 73) years old Directing
William D. Gordean as Editor. Editing
The Great Outdoors poster
The Great Outdoors (35 years)

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

  • Release day: Friday, June 17, 1988
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Budget: 24000000.00
  • Revenue: 43455230.00