Fraternity Vacation (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  12 April 1985 (USA)
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A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Tvedt
Ashley Taylor
Joe Gillespie
Charles 'Chas' Lawlor III
Larry "Mother" Tucker
J.C. Springer
Nicole Ferret
Chief Ferret
Mrs. Ferret
Millard Tvedt
Julie Payne ...
Naomi Tvedt
Madman Mac


A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl. They meet two guys from a rival fraternity, and make a bet on who can nail the Designated Babe first. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Meet Wendell Tvedt. Would you believe he's about to become America's #1 hunk? What happens to him, could happen to you! See more »




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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Wendell  »

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Barbara Crampton and Kathleen Kinmont appeared together for all their screen time which was about ten minutes, five of which took place when they were in bikinis, topless, completely naked or briefly showing off their buttocks for the mooning scene. In fact most of their dialogue took place when they were in their bikinis, topless and then completely naked. See more »


When Mother found Chrissie pretending to be pregnant he said. "Let me guess - Joe's pregnant girlfriend." This was a reference to the earlier scene when Chrissie and Marianne played a prank on Mother and Joe by making out with them, but Chrissie was making out with Mother, not Joe. See more »


Chief Ferret: Nelson, call in the National Guard!
Nicole Ferret: Daddy?
Chief Ferret: Not now sweetheart, Daddy's busy.
Nicole Ferret: Let them go!
Chief Ferret: What?
Nicole Ferret: I said let them go, please?
Chief Ferret: Absolutely not! It's out of the question!
Nicole Ferret: If you don't let them go, I will never ever speak to you again!
Chief Ferret: Aw, sweetheart!
Nicole Ferret: ...and I'll marry a Democrat!
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Referenced in Blood Massacre (1991) See more »


Written by Sal Baglio
Performed by The Stompers
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects
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26 January 2004 | by (Dallas, GA) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of them guilty pleasure kind of movies. It's one of them movies that I watched very often when I was just a little kid and it was first debuting on HBO. Most kids didn't get to watch this kind of stuff when they were just six-years-old, so I was fortunate. Of course, I didn't really understand a lot of humor and mostly what I took from it was seeing naked girls for the first time.

I recently found the movie on video from back in the day, so I just finished watching it for the first time in years. I'm now 22, and it makes a lot more sense than it did when I first saw it about 14 years ago, especially the line that Wendell uses to win over Nicole. The one nude scene early in the movie gave me a whole new kind of feeling as well. :)

After seeing Tim Robbins in movies such as Bull Durham, The Shawshank Redepmtion, and the Hudsucker Proxy; it's amusing to see him play the role of a college party animal named Mother. Some of the actors do seem a little old and overdressed for spring break, but it's still pretty funny and worth watching if you have some free time and feel like reflecting on the '80s. The movie has too much sentimental value for me to down it, so I give it two big thumbs up.

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