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

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Sex & Nudity

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 vibrater 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.

A married man 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; the man strips down to his underwear he is caught by his wife moments later). The wife 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 suductive dance moves, This impys that he is getting aroused by her.

A women pasts 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.

A teenage girl refers to her father saying she's the best at French kissing.

A girl says she got her period.

Violence & Gore

Clark holds a BB gun he bought up to a guy and ends up shooting him in the butt with it (he lives; this is played for laughs). He holds a security guard hostage with it and ties up another.

Clark fakes that he's been shot (it looks very realistic when the man pulls the gun at him). The loud shot temporarily impairs his daughter's hearing.

A snarling dog bites a man.

Clark apparently drove away with a dog tied to the bumper of his car by mistake. A police officer pulls him over for the offense and refers to getting the carcass off the road.

Aunt Edna dies of natural causes in a car. She is strapped to the roof so the family can drive her to a relatives house, where they leave her on the patio. This is done for comedic effect.

Clark wanders through the hot desert. Reckless driving and car "crashes".


At least 9 F-words as well as some minor and heavy language.

Audrey momentarily on-screen smokes marijuana she got from Vicki.

Clark goes to a bar at a motel.

Men drink beer at a barbecue.

Underage Rusty drinks a can of beer.

Rated R for sexual material, nudity, strong language, 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:R (certificate number 27018) / West Germany:6

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