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Animal House -- Don't miss the quintessential college movie:  Faber College's Dean Wormer has a plan to rid the campus of the mischievous Delta House forever, but the Delta boys have plans of their own in this side-splitting parody of college life.  The scene-stealing Belushi is hilarious, starring alongside Oscar nominee Tom Hulce, Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland.
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:
Maybe Can't Really Be Appreciated Anymore See more (253 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:

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)
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 .... 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)
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
 
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
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)
Marvin Ramsey .... local craft service (uncredited)
Bill Rodenbaugh .... auditor (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) | 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:
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of this film, a parade was held down Hollywood Blvd. featuring not only cast and crew members, but recreations of parade floats used in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Otter is talking to Mrs. Wormer in the grocery store, the price signs change.See more »
Quotes:
Pinto:[First Lines] Take off that beenie.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scary or Die (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
William Tell OvertureSee more »

FAQ

What does John 'Bluto' Blutarsky (John Belushi) yell during the Otis Day and the Knights song "Shout"?
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58 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Maybe Can't Really Be Appreciated Anymore, 11 November 2002
Author: pattersonsmith

If you have only seen this movie on TV, you have not really seen this movie. One of the best movie experiences of my life was seeing this movie in the theater with a full house of college students. I have never heard an audience laugh so hard, and I was laughing with them. That experience can never be recaptured. I don't know why this movie doesn't make the midnight movie tour in college towns. That way it might have some of the same impact. Also when it came out in 1978 it is hard to explain how big John Belushi was unless you were there and saw it first hand. It's still funny on the small screen, but only if you see it uncut. Never watch it on a network, they cut out most of the jokes!

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