The Great Outdoors


1h 30m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Chet Ripley, a hard-working family man, packs up his family for a vacation at a lakeside resort in the mountains. However, any hope at peace and tranquility is squashed the moment Roman, his obnoxious brother-in-law, shows up with his wife and kids. Chet does his best to keep his patience and try to enjoy the wilderness, but due to Roman's constant annoying presence, the vacation can't end soon enough for the Ripleys.

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Outdoors, Vrålet från vildmarken
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Charles Bond
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Bass Lake, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Chet Ripley, a hard-working family man, packs up his family for a vacation at a lakeside resort in the mountains. However, any hope at peace and tranquility is squashed the moment Roman, his obnoxious brother-in-law, shows up with his wife and kids. Chet does his best to keep his patience and try to enjoy the wilderness, but due to Roman's constant annoying presence, the vacation can't end soon enough for the Ripleys.

Crew

Pamela Alch

Script Supervisor

Tom Allen

Apprentice

Matthew Alper

Assistant Camera Operator

John Anderson

Set Decorator

Jacki Arthur

Assistant

Linda Lee Arvidson

Stunts

Gala Autumn

Costumes

Elinor Bardach

Costumes

Elizabeth Barrington

Stunts

Bruce A. Block

Consultant

Steve Bolan

Stunts

Steve Boldroff

Dolly Grip

Carl Boles

Gaffer

Don Bolger

Boom Operator

Charles Bond

Cable Operator

James A Borgardt

Adr Editor

George Borthwick

Dolly Grip

Rob Bottin

Special Makeup Effects

Anita Brandt Burgoyne

Assistant Editor

Sharon Busset

Set Designer

Carl Butz

Other

Paul Calibria

Animal Trainer

Jacqueline Cambas

Editing

Danny Cangemi

Special Effects

Jean Caperonis

Assistant Editor

Michael Casper

Sound

Joseph Castagnoli

Assistant Camera Operator

Harley Christensen

Other

Stephen Clark

Grip

Allegra Clegg

Production Coordinator

William Clevenger

Assistant Camera Operator

Dick Colean

Camera Operator

Melinda Cooke

Sound Editor

Bob Cornell

Transportation Captain

Blake Cornett

Sound Editor

John W Corso

Production Designer

Ty Crowley

Stunts

Laura Dash

Stunts

Tanya Sharp David

Adr Mixer

Jim Deleuw

Apprentice

Dino Dimuro

Sound Editor

Doreen A Dixon

Adr Editor

Roberta Doheny

Sound

Dan Engstrom

Sound Editor

Sam Epstein

Assistant Director

Amy Beth Feldman

Office Assistant

Ron Filbert

Production Accountant

Jim Fine

Other

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Seth Flaum

Editor

Francine Fleishman

Assistant Editor

John Frazier

Special Effects Coordinator

Alan Friedman

Makeup

Ricardo Gallardo

Foreman

Jan Garner

Production Accountant

Roger Gebhard

Camera Operator

Rocky Allen Gehr

Special Effects

Tim Gonzales

Craft Service

William Gordean

Editor

Mark S Gordon

Sound Editor

Kris Gregg

Assistant Camera Operator

Greg A Hall

Costumes

Cheryl Harris

Animal Trainer

William Hartman

Sound Editor

Terry Hawker

Grip

Vicki Hiatt

Assistant Editor

John Hughes

Screenplay

John Hughes

Executive Producer

Elmer Hui

Special Effects

David Ice

Sound Editor

Susan C Ingram

Assistant Camera Operator

David Jansen

Sound Editor

Jeff Jensen

Stunts

Roxanne R Jones

Sound Editor

Willie Kapahu

Production Accountant

Bill King

Property Master

Christopher Kinsman

Office Assistant

Charles Darin Knight

Sound

Robin Knight

Key Grip

Tom Kramer

Music Editor

Gary Kudroff

On-Set Dresser

Gemma Lamana

Photography

Peter Lamppu

Foreman

Bob Lapoint

Stunts

Christine Larson-nitzsche

Assistant Director

Christine Larson-nitzsche

Associate Producer

John Leone

Foreman

Stephen Lim

Associate Producer

Stephen Lim

Assistant Director

John London

Key Grip

Rick Lowry

Other

Louis Mann

Assistant Art Director

Steve E Martin

Animal Trainer

James Matheny

Sound Editor

Penney May

Apprentice

E Scott Mayhugh

Grip

Tom Mccarthy

Sound Editor

Dennis Mclean

Grip

Rickey Mention

Assistant Camera Operator

Thomas Mertz

Special Effects

Daniel K Moore

Stunts

Robbi Morgan

Stunts

James Moriana

Foley

Nancy Mott

Casting

Rick Neff

Camera Operator

Charles J. Newirth

Production Manager

Thomas Newman

Music

Charles E Nippell

Electrician

Ben Nye Jr.

Makeup

Carlo O O'connell

Hair

Kenny Ortega

Choreographer

Maggie Ostroff

Music Editor

Dennis Parrish

Property Master

Hope M. Parrish

Property Master Assistant

Tom Peitzman

Office Assistant

Francis Pennington

Special Effects

Manny Perry

Stunts

Donald A Potts

Location Manager

Phil Read

Construction Coordinator

Chris Reason

Grip

Mike Reedy

Special Effects

Gary D Rogers

Foley Mixer

Tom Rolf

Editor

Christina Rosati

Other

Ed Rossi

Sound Editor

Timothy P Ryan

Transportation Co-Captain

Ray Sabo

Negative Cutting

Silvio Scarano

Costume Supervisor

Arne L Schmidt

Producer

Ben R Scott

Stunts

John A Scott

On-Set Dresser

Walter Scott

Stunt Coordinator

Karen Semler

Casting Associate

Scott Senechal

Dga Trainee

Doug Seus

Animal Trainer

Lynne Seus

Animal Trainer

John Shouse

Sound Editor

Mary Ruth Smith

Sound Editor

Richard Smock

Other

Julie Steffes

Makeup

Rick Stratton

Makeup

Dione Taylor

Hair

Robert C. Thomas

Dp/Cinematographer

Robert C. Thomas

Director Of Photography

Tom Thomas

Transportation Coordinator

Kenneth Tosic

Electrician

Todd Trotter

Assistant Production Coordinator

Richard F Tschudin

Assistant Camera Operator

Tom Urioste

Property Master Assistant

Marilyn Vance-straker

Costume Designer

Bill Varney

Sound

Lisa M Varney

Apprentice

Greg Villalva

Foreman

Ric Waite

Director Of Photography

Ric Waite

Dp/Cinematographer

Richard Waite

Camera

Don S Walden

Sound Editor

Judith Weiner

Casting

Don Whipple

Dolly Grip

Jeffrey Wilhoit

Foley

David Williams

Sound Editor

Ted Wilson

Foreman

David Wischnack

Special Effects

Jeff Wischnack

Special Effects

Dick Wood

Special Effects

Karen Wookey

Script Supervisor

Clint Youngreen

Animal Trainer

Clint Youngreen

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Outdoors, Vrålet från vildmarken
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Charles Bond
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Bass Lake, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 17, 1988

Wide Release in United States June 24, 1988

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1989

Began shooting October 27, 1987.

Released in United States Summer June 17, 1988

Wide Release in United States June 24, 1988

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1989