4 Hidden Scenes in The Great Outdoors

Following is our collection of The Great Outdoors facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Great Outdoors film message.

When Chet runs off to puke up the old 96'er you can see Dan Aykroyd give a 1,2,3 countdown for the family to scream and run out the door just before the camera dollies behind a lamp shade.

Not only did Chet (John Candy) finish the Old 96er, he also ate dessert right after. Roman (Dan Akroyd) asked the chef for some Paul Bunyan hats for the kids if he does... As they leave, the kids are all wearing Paul Bunyan hats.

The Great Outdoors Movie Trivia Facts

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. John Candy's wife orders the Royal Canadian Mounted Beef Barley Soup; the Royal Canadian Mounted was the novel Candy was reading in Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The Great Outdoors Hidden Facts

The Great Outdoors poster
The Great Outdoors poster

The Great Outdoors Plot

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Great Outdoors. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy
Director Howard Deutch
Stars Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening
IMDB score 6.7