The Great Outdoors Movie Facts, Easter Eggs and hidden details

4 of the most interesting The Great Outdoors easter eggs you didn't know about. Handpicked and verified, these little-known hidden 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 movie message.

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.

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

The Great Outdoors Movie Trivia

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 movie hidden details

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.

Chet decides to take on the Ol' 96er steak, which if finished, everyone in the party eats for free. Because Roman is secretly broke, he coaches Chet through it, even makes Chet eat the gristle at the end, and asks for free trip souvenirs for the kids.