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Animal House (1978)

R | | Comedy | 28 July 1978 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Kroger (as Thomas Hulce)
Douglas Kenney ...
Chris Miller ...
Hardbar (as Christian Miller)
Bruce Bonnheim ...


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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Release Date:

28 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$141,600,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ivan Reitman wanted to direct this film, but Universal wanted someone with more experience. Richard Lester and Bob Rafelson were approached first before John Landis was eventually hired. See more »


The drum major disappears after Stork pushes him aside so he can seize the drum major's baton. See more »


Otter: Ah, she broke our date.
Boon: Washing her hair?
Otter: Dead mother.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits there is an advertisement: "While in Hollywood, visit Universal Studios." The phrase "(Ask for Babs.)" is below that. See more »


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Who's Sorry Now
Music by Ted Snyder and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
Performed by Connie Francis
Courtesy of MGM Records, Inc.
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15 July 2004 | by (El Segundo, CA) – See all my reviews

you probably don't like teen sex comedies anyway. If you write more than 10 lines about this classic, you are taking it way too seriously. This is the King of Teen Sex Comedies, period. Anything that follows is/was a pretender or copycat. And I'll never understand why someone would spend so much time and space critiquing a film they don't like, from a genre they obviously don't appreciate. Virtually every actor plays his part realistically. I still get a huge kick out of Belushi's speech about the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor. Or "Do you mind if we dance with yo dates? Or "mine is bigger....my cucumber." Lots of classic lines. Just enjoy it!

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