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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.
Animal House -- The devil tempts Pinto to fondle a sleeping girls' breasts, but an angel has other plans.
Animal House -- Bluto smashes a guy's guitar at the Delta toga party.
Animal House -- Bluto demonstrates the human zit for the sorority girls.
Animal House -- Flounder's initiation goes terribly wrong when he's asked to shoot a horse.

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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:
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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:

Judith Belushi-Pisano ... Bluto's Dance Partner at Toga Party (uncredited)
Robert Cray ... Bandmember, Otis Day and the Knights (uncredited)
Lorraine Furst ... Cashier (uncredited)
Fred Simonds ... Grim - Balding Professor (uncredited)
James 'Izzy' Whetstine ... Man who Measures Dead Horse (uncredited)
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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
 
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
Clint Robinson .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Arthur Smedley .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Gosden .... dialogue editor
Alan Holly .... sound re-recording mixer
William B. Kaplan .... sound
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
John Stacy .... sound effects editor
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard S. Wollman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Howard Wollman)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... optical sound recordist (uncredited)
Roger Sword .... sound editor (uncredited)
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Henry Millar .... special effects
 
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
Jon Falkengren .... second grip (uncredited)
Mark Stanley .... grip (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
 
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)
 
Other crew
Judith Belushi-Pisano .... production associate (as Judith Jacklin)
Saul Kahan .... unit publicist
Katherine Wooten .... script supervisor
James Moffett .... first aid (uncredited)
Katherine Wilson .... location scout (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
Country:
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) | Chile:14 | 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:
After the first day's shooting of the homecoming parade, there was a heavy rain that night. The next day, the production crew rented a field-burning tractor that shot flames across the width of the street to dry it.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the parade scene the letter "A" on the SIGMA float is knocked off by a fire hydrant but it reappears in the following segmentSee more »
Quotes:
Pinto:[First Lines] Take off that beenie.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Tremors' (1998) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Twistin' the Night AwaySee more »

FAQ

What does John 'Bluto' Blutarsky (John Belushi) yell during the Otis Day and the Knights song "Shout"?
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115 out of 166 people found the following review useful.
If your review is too long...., 15 July 2004
Author: dchristrev from El Segundo, CA

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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