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Vacation (2015)

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Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

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John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein (as Jonathan M. Goldstein)

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Jonathan Goldstein (as Jonathan M. Goldstein), John Francis Daley | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Helms ... Rusty Griswold
Christina Applegate ... Debbie Griswold
Skyler Gisondo ... James Griswold
Steele Stebbins ... Kevin Griswold
Chris Hemsworth ... Stone Crandall
Leslie Mann ... Audrey Crandall
Chevy Chase ... Clark Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo ... Ellen Griswold
Charlie Day ... Chad
Catherine Missal ... Adena
Ron Livingston ... Ethan
Norman Reedus ... Trucker
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jack Peterson
Regina Hall ... Nancy Peterson
Emyri Crutchfield ... Sheila Peterson (as E'myri Crutchfield)
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Storyline

Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, an adult Rusty Griswold takes his wife and two sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World. Needless to say, things don't go quite as planned.

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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,681,108, 2 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,884,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,884,188
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR CAMEO (John Francis Daley): The ride operator for the "Velociraptor" ride at Walley World. See more »

Goofs

As Stone Crandall is telling the Griswolds about a tornado forecast, he mentions he saved 2000 people in Harris County based on his tornado tracking prediction. As the Crandalls live in Plano, Texas, Stone would have worked for one of the Dallas-market TV stations where Harris County (Houston) is not in the viewing area and his forecast would not have been seen by anyone in that area. He could just be telling a tall tale. See more »

Quotes

Debbie Griswold: Hey, you know, you never told us why you keep that teddy bear on the front of your truck.
Trucker: Oh, it makes the kids feel more comfortable.
Rusty Griswold: Oh yeah? You have kids?
Trucker: No.
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In both the opening and closing credits, vacation photos are showed that are partially obscured. Whatever is covering part of the photo is moved away, usually revealing a humorous twist. See more »

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Soundtracks

Walley World Theme
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh, Jonathan Goldstein (as Jonathan Goldstein) and John Francis Daley
Produced and Performed by Mark Mothersbaugh
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Funny!
28 July 2015 | by Spenny-3See all my reviews

I have always loved Vacation movies, and this one continues the tradition of laugh-out-loud humor. There are several scenes which pay homage to the original Vacation movie which was great to see. Fans of Chevy Chase will be shocked to see how much his appearance has changed, even since his role on Community ended. Ed Helms did an amazing job as a hapless father trying to give his family a great vacation, in the only way a Griswold knows how. Along the way he has to deal with his own family's quirks, his extended family, car trouble, a menacing trucker, and numerous other problems. Christina Applegate was also great as his wife, in the same straight-woman vein as Beverly D'Angelo's portrayal of Ellen in the earlier films. I saw this at a preview before it was released and it was clear from the laughter that the audience thought it was worth their time. If you grew up on the Vacation movies as I did, I think you'll love this entry too, but be prepared for outrageous situations and ridiculous scenarios.


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