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

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Sex & Nudity


- brief talk about sex - breasts are seen BRIEF about 2.5 times

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.

A mean dog is tied to the rear bumper of a car.


7/10 - 9 uses of F words, said mainly in frustration and delivered comedically.

Some uses of shit and hell.


Clark shares a beer with Russ, kind of a man to man thing!

Audrey is shown with marijuana, she is underage but is not seen smoking, more suggested!

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

Appropriate for 13+

This movie will be appreciated by anyone who has spent forced time in a vehicle with family!

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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-14 (TV-Rating) / USA:R (certificate number 27018) / West Germany:6

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