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Animal House (1978)

R | | Comedy | 28 July 1978 (USA)
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At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Larry Kroger (as Thomas Hulce)
... Kent Dorfman
... Doug Neidermeyer
... Mandy Pepperidge
... Babs Jansen
... Greg Marmalard
... Chip Diller
... John Blutarsky
... Stork
Chris Miller ... Hardbar (as Christian Miller)
Bruce Bonnheim ... B.B.
... Katy
... Robert Hoover
... Eric Stratton
... Donald Schoenstein
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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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These guys are flunking out of college and loving every minute of it! You will too. See more »

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Release Date:

28 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Laser Orgy Girls  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$276,538, 30 July 1978, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,600,000
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(Todd-AO)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though Dean Wormer's power-grab through a "little known codicil" was meant to evoke Richard Nixon, it is not altogether clear that Wormer himself was based on any real person. Chris Miller once noted that "Nixon was Dean Wormer", but only as an emphatic contrast to his real-life dean at Dartmouth (Thaddeus Seymour) not being like Wormer at all. Regarding any other parallels with Nixon, it is worth noting, that almost all the illegal activity depicted in the film, is perpetrated by the Deltas. See more »

Goofs

When Niedermeyer is off of his horse belittling Flounder, Otter misses his long golf shot aimed at the horse (NOTE: shot briefly shows Niedermeyer STILL ON HIS HORSE, when he's actually on the ground belittling Flounder. See more »

Quotes

Babs: That boy is a P-I-G pig.
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Crazy Credits

Four of the listings in the cast are "mean dude," "meaner dude," "meanest dude," and "gigantic dude". See more »


Soundtracks

Let's Dance
(1962)
Written by Jim Lee
Performed by Chris Montez
Courtesy of ERA Records
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Maybe Can't Really Be Appreciated Anymore
11 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you have only seen this movie on TV, you have not really seen this movie. One of the best movie experiences of my life was seeing this movie in the theater with a full house of college students. I have never heard an audience laugh so hard, and I was laughing with them. That experience can never be recaptured. I don't know why this movie doesn't make the midnight movie tour in college towns. That way it might have some of the same impact. Also when it came out in 1978 it is hard to explain how big John Belushi was unless you were there and saw it first hand. It's still funny on the small screen, but only if you see it uncut. Never watch it on a network, they cut out most of the jokes!


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