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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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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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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$276,538, 30 July 1978, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,600,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Donald Sutherland was so convinced of the movie's lack of potential that, when offered a percent of the gross or a flat fee of seventy-five thousand dollars for his three days' work, he took the upfront payment. Had he taken the gross percentage, he would have been worth an additional three to four million dollars. See more »

Goofs

During the riot toward the end when Flounder sneaks up on Neidermeyer to spray him with the bottle of seltzer, Neidermeyer shoots the bottle out of Flounder's hand. There are people running behind Flounder at the time, directly in the path of the bullet, but no one is wounded. See more »

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Boon: [At the bar in the Negro Dexter Lake Club, Boon turns to face the band] Otis, my man!
[Otis pauses singing for a second and peers incredulously at Boon]
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Four of the listings in the cast are "mean dude," "meaner dude," "meanest dude," and "gigantic dude". See more »


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The Washington Post
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Music by John Philip Sousa
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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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