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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the early driving montage, the camera scans past the Court House (tall white clock tower) and a smaller green building, both located on the Square in Covington, Georgia. This small green building is also used for exterior shots of "The Mystic Grill" from The Vampire Diaries (2009). Furthermore, this building has been turned into a restaurant called "The Mystic Grill" in honor of the show. Additionally, the clock tower can be seen in every episode of the television series In the Heat of the Night (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Stone comes in to the bedroom to show off his six-pack, Rusty's shirt is open. When he reclines on the bed, it is fully buttoned. When the shot returns to him, it is open again. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Griswold: Well, I thought it'd be fun for the kids to see where you went to college.
Debbie Griswold: Oh, God. Why would that be fun for them, honey?
Rusty Griswold: You can give us a tour. Maybe one of them could study there one day.
James Griswold: Oh, no. No way, man. I've got my sights on something a little more Ivy League.
Debbie Griswold: [under her breath] Huh. Little fucker.
James Griswold: What, Ma?
Debbie Griswold: I love you. That's what I said.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) See more »

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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It's funnier than I expected.
1 August 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

You can't help to be skeptical when you hear they're going to remake something that worked so successfully the first time around, but then I herd that the movie was going to focus on Rusty Griswold, and his family making this as much a sequel or spin-off as it is a reboot.

Rusty remembers the original Vacation to Wally World with such fondness that he takes his family on a road trip to the theme park as a way to spice up their annual vacation.

the movie acts mostly as a series of sketches and gags paste together to make a movie, but each gag makes me giggle and in some cases I laughed out loud.

Their decisions to make a rated R film helps a lot as well.

Chris Hemsworth was great in the movie. The beautiful Aussie got to show he was more than a pretty face with muscles and did a little comedy that had me rolling on the floor.

Me personally, the movie works better if I think of it as a Spin-off than a reboot. It's never going to live up to the original, but it's a fine sequel.


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