National Lampoon's Vacation

National Lampoon's Vacation

Harold Ramis (1983)

15 Certificate
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Our Score
National Lampoon's first outing - 1978's Animal House - is still the funniest by far, but this decent effort is miles better than subsequent movies in the series. Chevy Chase plays the put-upon dad who sets off to take his family across America to an amusement park, and runs into numerous mishaps and disasters along the way. Director Harold Ramis, who went on to make Groundhog Day, keeps the silliness coming at a fast and furious pace, and he has the benefit of a supporting cast that includes Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Christie Brinkley and John Candy.


A bumbling all-American family man takes his wife and kids on a disaster-filled cross-country drive to California to visit famous theme park Walley World - but their chances of arriving at their destination in one piece are looking slim. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Imogene Coca, Anthony Michael Hall, Christie Brinkley and John Candy.

Cast & Crew

Clark Griswold Chevy Chase
Ellen Griswold Beverly D'Angelo
Aunt Edna Imogene Coca
Cousin Eddie Randy Quaid
Rusty Griswold Anthony Michael Hall
Audrey Griswold Dana Barron
Roy Walley Eddie Bracken
Kamp Komfort clerk Brian Doyle-Murray
Cousin Catherine Miriam Flynn
Motorcycle cop James Keach
Lasky John Candy
Girl in red Ferrari Christie Brinkley
Director Harold Ramis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for language, sex scenes, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray