Great Outdoors: Suck My Wake Edition, The

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Original Release Date:
1988
Original Running Time:
91
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
82
Time Cut:
9
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Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
One of the slighter offerings from the Hughes/Candy stable of films but a really fun time none the less. Unfortunately things are dragged down by an unnecessary romantic subplot.
Intention:
Upon rewatching it recently I felt the subplot involving the eldest son’s summertime fling just slowed the pacing of the film whenever it appeared. There was no great comedy value to their scenes and the romance didn’t add to the central themes of parental rivalry. So this is a simple edit to remove those scenes to keep the film focused on the Chet & Roman relationship.
Other Sources:
Freesound.org
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Added FE.org logo at the start.

- Added custom Title Card and Fan Editor Credit.

- Cut Chet's sons' over the top hand on head reaction to seeing the Twins for the first time.

- Cut a short sequence where Chet loses control of the "Suck My Wake" jet-boat as I didn't think the comedy payoff was enough.

- Cut all scenes with the Buck and Cammie subplot. Re-positioned some of the talking racoon vignettes to better separate scenes that would now be back to back.

- Cut 1 plot point where Roman reveals he made up the story about Chet drunkenly bad mouthing him to their Father In Law, just so he could use it as emotional blackmail. This made Roman more unredeemable as a character going into the third act where we need to root for him. And personally I do believe this is what Chet really thinks of him. So it plays better for both characters if its a real grievance that Roman has been carrying all these years.

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Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0(1)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(1)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(1)
Narrative
 
10.0(1)
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10.0(1)
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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I was so happy to see a fan edit of The Great Outdoors. Back in the day this was a pretty common summertime VHS rental in our house. I've seen this movie at least 50 times. I have to say, I never realized how much the teenage love interest story bogs the movie down. The choice of edits here were great and I really enjoyed watching it. I didn't notice any out of place transitions or feel like things were off revolving the plot and scene choices. Audio/Video was great, I just noticed this copy visually was a little lacking compared to other versions of the film I have, grainy. Zero issues with lines out of sync etc. This is a great edit and I highly recommend it. I am really happy that it exists. Thanks for your hard work robulon!

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Digital
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