Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade to end all parades for all time.Written by
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A scene that was cut was Pinto being entertained by Boon and Hoover, by telling tales of legendary Delta House frat brothers from years before. The past fraternity brothers had names like Tarantula, Bulldozer, Giraffe, and his girlfriend, Gross Kay. See more »
To compound the previously cited geographical error of showing Pac 10 banners in the football stadium (the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium), there is also an anachronism in this banner display. The Pac 10 was known as the Big 6 in 1962 when this story is supposed to take place. However, an OSU banner can clearly be seen: the University of Oregon and Oregon State University did not join the Big 6 (which then became the Pac 8) until 1964. See more »
At the very end of the credits there is an advertisement: "While in Hollywood, visit Universal Studios." The phrase "(Ask for Babs.)" is below that. See more »
Late in the movie, Boone goes into Katy's living room. She has just finished sleeping with Professor Jennings. After Boone figures out what's going on and leaves, Professor Jennings walks out of the bedroom and into the kitchen, opens a cabinet, and reaches for something on a high shelf. In the theater version, he is bare-butt naked. In the TV version, he's wearing pants. See more »
Animal House: Enjoyable but not the cult classic I expected
Controversial one in 3....2...1.
Animal House is one of those infamous household name cult classics, yet despite my movie obsession it's taken me this long to get around to it.
It's been in the IMDB's top 250 and isn't far off going in there again, but what did I think?
I think, it's very overrated. Don't get me wrong Animal House was an enjoyable film and provided me with laughs and that feel good warmth that few films deliver these days but is it THAT good? I really don't think so.
It tells that commonly used fraternity storyline where it's the party animals that don't conform vs the snooty frat house and the "Powers that be". We'd seen it before this and we've seen it plenty of time since, it's a classic concept and usually a fairly fun one.
What really helps the film is its cast, it has a host of familiar and talented faces from those you can name to those you'll just recognise as being prominent character actors for the past number of decades.
Notable names would be John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland and one of my earliest "Celebrity" crushes Karen Allen. Seriously, what an outstandingly naturally beautiful girl she was!
Though not as funny as I expected Animal House does have laughs and I totally see the appeal. What I don't see however is why it was met with such critical acclaim, it's a fun movie but why is it considered THAT good?
Animal House is a harmless little comedy but hardly groundbreaking even in the 70's.
Karen Allen #drool
Feel good charm
Simply not THAT funny
Weirdly could have used a bit of extra time
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Knowledge is good
Real ladies use rubber gloves
Women commonly stand in front of windows in a state of undress
God delivers Playboy bunnies on demand.............now I get the appeal
Rape jokes are funny when they're about men
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