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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John Landis
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Tom Hulce ... Larry Kroger (as Thomas Hulce)
Stephen Furst ... Kent Dorfman
Mark Metcalf ... Doug Neidermeyer
Mary Louise Weller ... Mandy Pepperidge
Martha Smith ... Babs Jansen
James Daughton ... Greg Marmalard
Kevin Bacon ... Chip Diller
John Belushi ... John Blutarsky
Douglas Kenney ... Stork
Chris Miller Chris Miller ... Hardbar (as Christian Miller)
Bruce Bonnheim Bruce Bonnheim ... B.B.
Karen Allen ... Katy
James Widdoes ... Robert Hoover
Tim Matheson ... Eric Stratton
Peter Riegert ... 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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A riotous comedy in a class of its own! See more »

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Comedy

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The role of D-Day was written for Dan Aykroyd, and based on his motorcycle-loving personality. According to John Landis, Saturday Night Live (1975) producer Lorne Michaels threatened to fire Aykroyd if he took the role. See more »

Goofs

When going to the bar to see Otis Day, many of the African American patrons in the bar are wearing 1970's hairstyles/clothing with Afros/sideburns/polyester which wasn't in style in 1962. See more »

Quotes

[after Delta house is closed]
Doug Neidermeyer: How does it feel to be an independent, Schoenstein?
Boon: How does it feel to be an asshole, Neidermeyer?
Doug Neidermeyer: What'd he say?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The original studio screening ran 175 minutes, including footage featuring director John Landis as a bearded cafeteria worker who is tired of Bluto's antics in the lunchroom. See more »


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William Tell Overture
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Written by Gioachino Rossini
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First of it's kind
6 December 2001 | by john_oneill41See all my reviews

The first film made by National Lampoon magazine, it's a film i've wanted to see for a long time. However, having finally seen it, it's something of a disappointment. Basically, it's the story of a fraternity house, Delta House, at a college in America and it's inhabitant's misadventures. Although it's easy to criticise, this was the first movie of it's kind, paving the way for many other similar films, such as the Porky's trilogy. John Belushi is, as always, brilliant and the rest of the cast acquit themselves admirably, but the problem is the script is just too light. An OK film, but just OK.


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USA

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Release Date:

28 July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laser Orgy Girls See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$276,538, 30 July 1978

Gross USA:

$141,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,600,000
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1.85 : 1
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