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Parents Guide for
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) More at IMDbPro »Vacation (original title)

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Sex & Nudity

6/10 - Mild R

A scene with Clark's wife in the shower shows her breasts briefly

A married couple have sex in a couple scenes, Clark and his wife are in a motel bed and turn on a vibrator on the bed, They lay in a sleeping bag and get interrupted by the kids and Clark pops out with the bra in his hand.

Another sex scene involves Clark and his wife in a tent having sex but you see only mild sex not much more than kissing and getting aroused by sexual movements, no actual intercourse.

Clark skinny dips with another woman in a motel pool the woman strips down entirely to tease the man but no nudity is seen on camera. Clark strips down to his underwear he is caught by his wife moments later. She strips and jumps in the pool, you can see a brief view of her pubic area and breasts as she jumps in.

A man looks at a women from a picnic table at a park and stares at her as she makes very seductive dance moves, this implies that he is getting aroused by her.

A women passes Clark in a convertible car with lots of cleavage it shows a little bit of nude detail to her breasts when the wind blows, Clark stares at her breasts.

Two teenage boys look at magazines advertising nude women, some is show on camera briefly from the magazine.

Violence & Gore


Clark point's a gun at a security guard at an amusement park.

Some car crashes made for laughs.

A security guard gets shot in the butt by a BB gun.



At least 9 F words

Many other cuss words.

Some uses of shit and hell.


Clark gives Russ a beer.

Kids do drugs underage:

Audrey is shown with marijuana.

Eddie's kids are shown with some pot and marijuana.

Rated R for sexual material, strong language, some nudity and strong drug material.


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Australia:M / Australia:PG (TV rating) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-7 (2006) (DVD) / Finland:S (1983) / Germany:16 / Iceland:L / Netherlands:AL / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / Spain:T / Sweden:7 / UK:15 / USA:TV-PG (TV-Rating) / USA:R (certificate number 27018) / West Germany:6

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