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Animal House -- At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the Delta House Fraternity, but those roughhousers have other plans for him.

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Director:
Writers:
Harold Ramis (written by) &
Douglas Kenney (written by) ...
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Release Date:
28 July 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
We got to do something...You know what we are gonna do ? Toga party ! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
What started it all- and still the best See more (266 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Hulce ... Larry Kroger (as Thomas Hulce)

Stephen Furst ... Kent Dorfman

Mark Metcalf ... Doug Neidermeyer

Mary Louise Weller ... Mandy Pepperidge

Martha Smith ... Babs Jansen

James Daughton ... Greg Marmalard

Kevin Bacon ... Chip Diller

John Belushi ... John Blutarsky
Douglas Kenney ... Stork
Chris Miller ... Hardbar (as Christian Miller)
Bruce Bonnheim ... B.B.

Karen Allen ... Katy

James Widdoes ... Robert Hoover

Tim Matheson ... Eric Stratton

Peter Riegert ... Donald Schoenstein

Bruce McGill ... Daniel Simpson Day
Joshua Daniel ... Mothball

Donald Sutherland ... Dave Jennings

John Vernon ... Dean Vernon Wormer
Junior ... Trooper

Cesare Danova ... Mayor Carmine DePasto

Sunny Johnson ... Otter's Co-Ed (scenes deleted)

Verna Bloom ... Marion Wormer
Sarah Holcomb ... Clorette DePasto
Stacy Grooman ... Sissy
Stephen Bishop ... Charming Guy with Guitar

Otis Day ... Otis Day (as DeWayne Jessie)

Eliza Roberts ... Brunella (as Eliza Garrett)
Lisa Baur ... Shelly
Aseneth Jurgenson ... Beth
Katherine Denning ... Noreen
Raymone Robinson ... Mean Dude
Robert Elliott ... Meaner Dude
Reginald Farmer ... Meanest Dude (as Reginald H. Farmer)
Jebidiah R. Dumas ... Gigantic Dude
Priscilla Lauris ... Dean's Secretary
Rick Eby ... Omega
John Freeman ... Man on Street
Sean McCartin ... Lucky Boy
Helen Vick ... Sorority Girl
Rick Greenough ... Mongol
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Maida Belove ... Delta Girl (uncredited)

Judith Belushi-Pisano ... Bluto's Dance Partner at Toga Party (uncredited)

Robert Cray ... Bandmember, Otis Day and the Knights (uncredited)
Lorraine Furst ... Cashier (uncredited)
Elizabeth Huff ... Girl at Top of Stairs (uncredited)
Sam Longoria ... Party Walla (uncredited)
Guy Messenger ... Delta House Pledge (uncredited)
Tracy K. Shaffer ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Fred Simonds ... Grim - Balding Professor (uncredited)
James 'Izzy' Whetstine ... Man who Measures Dead Horse (uncredited)

Directed by
John Landis 
 
Writing credits
Harold Ramis (written by) &
Douglas Kenney (written by) &
Chris Miller (written by)

Produced by
Ivan Reitman .... producer
Matty Simmons .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Correll (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Folsey Jr. 
 
Casting by
Michael Chinich 
Don Phillips (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
John J. Lloyd 
 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Nadoolman 
 
Makeup Department
Lynne Brooks .... makeup artist (as Lynn Brooks)
Marilyn Patricia Phillips .... hair stylist (as Marilyn Phillips)
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clifford C. Coleman .... first assistant director (as Cliff Coleman)
Gary McLarty .... second unit director (as Gary R. McLarty)
Ed Milkovich .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Milgrom .... property master
Terry L. Adams .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Delane Lytle .... prop foreman (uncredited)
Gary Osborn .... painter (uncredited)
Jerry Palermo .... painter (uncredited)
Joe Pizzorusso .... swing gang (uncredited)
William F. Reinert .... swing gang (uncredited)
Clint Robinson .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Paul Sabourin .... set constructor (uncredited)
Arthur Smedley .... lead man (uncredited)
John Stuart .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Greg Villalva .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Gosden .... dialogue editor
Alan Holly .... re-recording mixer
William B. Kaplan .... sound
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
John Stacy .... sound effects editor
Bill Varney .... re-recording mixer
Howard S. Wollman .... re-recording mixer (as Howard Wollman)
Greg Agalsoff .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Noel Bartlett .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jerry Clark .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... optical sound recordist (uncredited)
Roger Sword .... sound editor (uncredited)
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Henry Millar .... special effects
Gordon Graff .... special effects (uncredited)
Bruce Mattox .... special effects (uncredited)
Hal Millar .... special effects (uncredited)
Leo Sobis .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stunts (as Pam Bebermeyer)
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gilbert Combs)
Bud Ekins .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunts (as Fred Hice)
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Bill Hooker)
Albert M. Mauro .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunt coordinator (as Gary R. McLarty)
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Karen McLarty .... stunts (as Karen Werner)
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Walter Wyatt .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... assistant camera (as Joe Kosko)
Norman Glasser .... gaffer
Pete Hill .... second assistant camera
Richard Kamins .... best boy
Tom Kessenich .... key grip
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Charles Mills .... second camera operator
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Michael Simpson .... assistant camera
Steve Yaconelli .... camera operator
Al Budiniak .... electrician (uncredited)
David Calloway .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Herb Estabrook .... third camera operator (uncredited)
Jon Falkengren .... second grip (uncredited)
Bob Griffith .... second grip (uncredited)
Frank M. Holgate .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Connie Holt .... electrician (uncredited)
Joe Nappi .... grip (uncredited)
Keith Pallant .... electrician (uncredited)
Herb Roberts .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mark Stanley .... grip (uncredited)
Bob Winkler .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Katherine Wilson .... location casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Chichester .... wardrober
Gene Deardorff .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Malcolm Campbell .... assistant film editor
 
Location Management
Katherine Wilson .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dave Kahn .... music editor
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor (uncredited)
David Spear .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Kenny Vance .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Don Newton .... transportation captain
Tom Battaglia .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Vic Hunsberger .... driver (uncredited)
R. Hutchinson .... driver (uncredited)
Lorne McDonald .... driver (uncredited)
Tom McDonald .... driver (uncredited)
Ron Williams .... local driver co-captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Judith Belushi-Pisano .... production associate (as Judith Jacklin)
Saul Kahan .... unit publicist
Katherine Wooten .... script supervisor
Maida Belove .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sol Berlin .... 40 man (uncredited)
Mitchell ElMahady .... first aid (uncredited)
Rick Frazier .... auditor (uncredited)
Ernie Fuentes .... first aid (uncredited)
Jose Jimez .... chef (uncredited)
Barbara Kennedy .... production secretary (uncredited)
Tony Kerum .... chef (uncredited)
James Moffett .... first aid (uncredited)
Pino Moreau .... spanish voice over for john belushi (uncredited)
Marvin Ramsey .... local craft service (uncredited)
Bill Rodenbaugh .... auditor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"National Lampoon's Animal House" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
109 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Todd-AO)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) (original rating) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (re-rating) (2003) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2003) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-16 (1993) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1979) (cut) | Iceland:L | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:R (Certificate #25253) | West Germany:18 (original rating) | West Germany:12 (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
During filming John Belushi would often go to local nightclubs to check out the various bands. He was fascinated by a musician named Curtis Salgado. Salgado's sunglasses, harp playing and love of the blues inspired Belushi to form The Blues Brothers with fellow "Saturday Night Live" (1975) cast member Dan Aykroyd.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At the "Toga Party," Otis Day sings "Shout" into a Shure SM58 microphone, which was not introduced until 1968.See more »
Quotes:
Pinto:[First Lines] Take off that beenie.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ghostbusters' SFX Team Featurette (1999) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Peter and the WolfSee more »

FAQ

What does John 'Bluto' Blutarsky (John Belushi) yell during the Otis Day and the Knights song "Shout"?
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84 out of 104 people found the following review useful.
What started it all- and still the best, 3 June 2000
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

This is the best college comedy ever made. Nothing has ever come close to comedic perfection, and never will again. The early bird director John Landis directs this film into greatness bringing stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Mark Metcalf and Donald Sutherland to the screen in brilliance. True, this film is just about a bunch of misfits defying authority in a campus of 1962, but that's what makes it so good, and original. Belushi, Metcalf, and others bring many of the laughs here, but it is mainly it's reputation that brings this film into hilarity. A landmark in cinema comedy. By the way, screenwriters Harold Ramis and Chris Miller originally were going to make this a film about Charles Manson called Laser Orgy Girls, so thank god Douglas Kenney came in and straightened this out to the right part.

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