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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After her scandalous tryst, Mrs. Wormer is packed off to "vacation" in Saratoga Springs, New York, presumably to "dry out". However this is almost certainly an inside joke by Chris Miller for his fellow Dartmouth alumni. In his recollections of college life that earlier inspired the film, Miller writes of a row of whorehouses sometimes patronized by Dartmouth men in that city. But what this reveals about Mrs. Wormer's Saratoga Springs backstory can only be speculated on by those not in on the joke. (Babs' gossip to Greg at the hearing might be a clue: "I just bet it was that Eric Stratton!") See more »
When Larry and Kent first approach the Delta House, a mannequin flies out of the window and lands at their feet. As they step over the mannequin, a second camera angle shows the mannequin's legs pointing in the opposite direction. See more »
This is the best college comedy ever made. Nothing has ever come close to comedic perfection, and never will again. The early bird director John Landis directs this film into greatness bringing stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Mark Metcalf and Donald Sutherland to the screen in brilliance. True, this film is just about a bunch of misfits defying authority in a campus of 1962, but that's what makes it so good, and original. Belushi, Metcalf, and others bring many of the laughs here, but it is mainly it's reputation that brings this film into hilarity. A landmark in cinema comedy. By the way, screenwriters Harold Ramis and Chris Miller originally were going to make this a film about Charles Manson called Laser Orgy Girls, so thank god Douglas Kenney came in and straightened this out to the right part.
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