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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

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Storyline

The Griswold family are on a quest. A quest to a Walley World theme park for a family vacation, but things aren't going to go exactly as planned, especially when Clark Griswold is losing all thought towards a mysterious blonde in a red Ferrari. Written by FilmFanUK

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Every summer Chevy Chase takes his family on a little trip. This year he went too far.

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Adventure | Comedy

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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Vacation  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,333,358 (USA) (29 July 1983)

Gross:

$61,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the Griswolds first stop for directions in downtown St. Louis, a bar called "Ron Frazier's Downtown Bar" can be seen in the background. Ron Frazier is an uncredited Propmaker Foreman on the film. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie there are 2 security guards. One stays behind at the front entrance and the other is taken with the family on all the rides. There is no one left to operate the rides, yet the rides seem to start all on their own. See more »

Quotes

Audrey Griswold: [Looking at Vicki's trophy for hog raising] Uh, don't take this personally, Vicki; but being a farmer isn't too cool you know.
Cousin Vicki: Oh, yeah? Well, how cool is this?
[Reaches under her bed and pulls out a shoebox full of marijuana]
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Crazy Credits

In the credits the title of the Ramones song "Blitzkrieg Bop" is misspelled as "Blitzkreig Bop" See more »


Soundtracks

Little Boy Sweet
Written by Peter Ivers and Franne Golde
Performed by June Pointer
Courtesy of Planet Records
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Just one word: Awesome!
30 July 2000 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie many times on TV (the German dubbed version, of course) and I loved it every time...allthough the more often its shown, the more it gets cut on TV.

Now, for the first time (thanks to DVD), I have been able to watch it in its original language. And it was just awesome! The dialogues were even better and the characters were so much better outlined.

I swear that I will never see such a great movie in a dubbed version again!

To any Germans in here: go get it on DVD (even though it is just in Mono) - and delete the video tape if you have recorded it from TV.


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