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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.

Director:

John Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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We got to do something... You know what we are gonna do? Toga party! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Animal House See more »

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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, 31 December 1979
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Todd-AO)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Other than John Belushi's opening yell, the food fight was filmed in one shot, with the actors encouraged to fight for real. Flounder's groceries handling in the supermarket was another single shot. Stephen Furst deftly caught the many items John Landis and Tim Matheson threw at him, amazing Landis. By filming the long courtroom scene in one day, Landis won a bet with Ivan Reitman. See more »

Goofs

While Neidermeyer's horse is rearing its hind legs after Otter hit the horse with a golf ball, we hear Neidermeyer shout to the cadets "Get back in ranks! Attention!", but he is not speaking. See more »

Quotes

Jennings: Teaching is just a way to pay the bills until I finish my novel.
Boon: How long you been workin' on it?
Jennings: Four and a half years.
Pinto: It must be very good.
Jennings: It's a piece of shit. Would anyone like to smoke some pot?
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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

In the club scene, Pinto asks his date what she is majoring in, and she replies "Primitive cultures," followed immediately by a shot of African-American performer Otis Day singing a rhythm and blues song. This scene was cut in the telvision version. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Good Eats: Use Your Noodle 5 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford
Performed by John Belushi
Supervised by Kenny Vance
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They Just Do Not Make Them Like This Any More
11 August 2018 | by kpx-27711See all my reviews

It is funny. It is sarcastic. it is critical and boy will you laugh and laugh and laugh. Don't watch if you are a dean at a school.


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