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Animal House (1978)

R | | Comedy | 28 July 1978 (USA)
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him.

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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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We got to do something...You know what we are gonna do ? Toga party ! See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$141,600,000 (USA)
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Principal photography was completed in 28 days. See more »

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When Bluto is sneaking up on the sorority sisters' house, the exterior shot of the upper floor windows shows the women's actions in silhouette, as if there were a blind or curtains completely obscuring the window. But once Bluto climbs the ladder, each view of Bluto shot from the inside the house shows him through an unobstructed window. Then when the shot switches to a view from the outside, the windows are again obscured. See more »

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Otter: [as Boon, Otter, Flounder, Pinto and their dates enter the Negro bar, the music and dancing pauses and all the patrons turn to look at them] We... are gonna die.
Pinto: Boon, we're the only white people here.
[the music and dancing resumes]
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Four of the listings in the cast are "mean dude," "meaner dude," "meanest dude," and "gigantic dude". See more »

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Shama Lama Ding Dong
Written by Mark Davis
Performed by Lloyd Williams (uncredited)
Supervised by Mark Davis
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Vulgar, but also incredibly funny with a truly wonderful performance from Belushi
25 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Animal House is not my favourite comedy or anything, but I like it very much. I do like comedy, I like John Landis and I like John Belushi, so naturally I thought yeah I think I'll like this film. And I did. While light on plot and quite vulgar strictly speaking, it is still hugely enjoyable thanks to the performances. Animal House is beautifully filmed, has a good soundtrack and John Landis does a great job directing, while the sight gags are smart and the script has enough hilarious one-liners to keep you chuckling. As for favourite scenes, I have two specific favourites, the food fight and the wonderful rallying speech. The acting is very good, while Kevin Bacon, Tom Hulce, Peter Reigert and Donald Sutherland give great performances, it is John Belushi's film all the way as he gives one of his best ever performances in this film. In conclusion, very good film and funny. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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