National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) – IMDb

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The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director:
Amy Heckerling


Stars:
Chevy Chase,
Beverly D’Angelo,
Dana Hill

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The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director:
Jeremiah S. Chechik


Stars:
Chevy Chase,
Beverly D’Angelo,
Juliette Lewis

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In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

Director:
Stephen Kessler


Stars:
Chevy Chase,
Beverly D’Angelo,
Randy Quaid

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An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director:
Harold Ramis


Stars:
Chevy Chase,
Rodney Dangerfield,
Bill Murray

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Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job and finding clues when it’s clear the man is healthy.

Director:
Michael Ritchie


Stars:
Chevy Chase,
Joe Don Baker,
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

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A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director:
John Hughes


Stars:
Steve Martin,
John Candy,
Laila Robins

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Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

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John Landis


Stars:
Steve Martin,
Chevy Chase,
Martin Short

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Bachelor and all-round slob Buck babysits his brother’s rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

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John Hughes


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John Candy,
Macaulay Culkin,
Jean Louisa Kelly

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

Director:
Howard Deutch


Stars:
Dan Aykroyd,
John Candy,
Stephanie Faracy

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At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Director:
John Landis


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John Belushi,
Karen Allen,
Tom Hulce

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Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Director:
Ivan Reitman


Stars:
Bill Murray,
John Candy,
Harold Ramis

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Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

Directors:
John Francis Daley,
Jonathan Goldstein


Stars:
Ed Helms,
Christina Applegate,
Skyler Gisondo


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Storyline

The Griswold family are on a quest. A quest to a Walley World theme park for a family vacation, but things aren’t going to go exactly as planned, especially when Clark Griswold is losing all thought towards a mysterious blonde in a red Ferrari.
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Every summer Chevy Chase takes his family on a little trip. This year he went too far.




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Goofs

At the start of the movie when Clark pulls into the car yard in his old car, the shot shows him stopping in the left lane of the yard’s slip road. In the next shot however when he gets out, the car is now in the opposite lane and further forward. See more »


Quotes

Audrey Griswold:
[Looking at Vicki’s trophy for hog raising]
Uh, don’t take this personally, Vicki; but being a farmer isn’t too cool you know.

Cousin Vicki:
Oh, yeah? Well, how cool is this?

[Reaches under her bed and pulls out a shoebox full of marijuana]

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Crazy Credits

During the credits, you see snapshots of group photos of where and who the Griswalds met on the vacation. The last photo shows you how they got home, on a plane. See more »


Alternate Versions

Nearly every version of this film released on home video and seen on TV has a familiar scene altered and shortened: when Ellen is finished with her shower and lies down on the bed to talk with Clark, it is possible to see her underwear for a split-second. The 1984 VHS release, and only this release, contains that same scene except much more of her underwear and legs can be seen. Also the scene is just slightly longer. Copies from 1986 and 1999 have a significant portion of the bottom of the screen missing. See more »


Connections

Spoofed in The Cleveland Show: American Prankster (2012)

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Soundtracks

Holiday Road
Written and Performed by Lindsey Buckingham
Produced by Richard Dashut
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Details

Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000
(estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,333,358,
31 July 1983

Gross USA:

$61,399,552

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,399,552


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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1

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