Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade to end all parades for all time. Written by
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Producer Matty Simmons, founder of the National Lampoon, contributed one line to the script: Bluto's "Seven years of college down the drain!" See more »
The American flags in Delta/Animal House are all 48-star, World War II-era flags. By 1962, when the film is set, America had 50 states. Therefore, the flags should all have 50 stars (although this could be deliberate to show that the members of Delta House are too lazy to get updated flags.) See more »
The classic frat comedy of all time. A simple story of college life for a bunch of delinquents who seek solace with a an endless supply of beer, toga parties and loads of young girls.
It doesn't matter that the Delta House (the home of said delinquents), continually fail to pass their exams, for them sex & booze is all what life is about.
The movie is a perfect vehicle for Saturday Night Live star, John Belushi, who is allowed to show off his considerable talent as the biggest sicko of the Delta bunch - check out his impression of a Zit!!
But he is well supported by Tom Hulce, and surprisingly Donald Sutherland as the hippy professor with wayout theories.
Able actor, John Vernon, plays the Principle of the college and often the butt of the Delta House: finding a horse in his office is a classic piece of farce!
All in all, the film hangs together very well with a good script and superb visual jokes. John Landis must have a wild college life himself when he made this.
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