PG | | Comedy
An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.
When the lifeguards that lived next door were all going to the beach, one of them says, "He looks like John Madden". He is referring to John Candy's physical resemblance to the NFL, Oakland Raider's head coach (1969-1979).
Can you tread water with that hook?
Near the end of the boat race, the Barnacle is supposedly last. Yet, when they pick up speed from the unexpected wind, you can clearly see a boat behind them with a rainbow-colored spinnaker. This may or may not have been the Incisor from "future" scenes in the film.
There are many scenes that were cut from the movie that mostly dealt with the development of John Candy's character and the family before the vacation. There is about 5 minutes snipped out of the first 15-20 min of the film. They include:
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