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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Genres:

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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Details

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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

Gross USA:

$58,884,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,884,188
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The car in the movie, the Tartan Prancer, borrows parts from a few real production vehicles. Most notably, the main body is from the first-generation Toyota Previa, while the headlights and taillights have been taken from the Land Rover LR3. Like the Family Truckster from National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), the Tartan Prancer serves as a commentary on the current auto industry. While the Family Truckster made light of the styling and excess of cars in the 1980s, the Prancer pokes fun at the over-the-top (and often flawed) technology that has shown up in the auto industry during the 2010s. See more »

Goofs

After bursting back into the cockpit, Russ claims the co-pilot had taken the aircraft (later claimed to be an A318) to 60,000 ft. This is not possible as the maximum altitude for an aircraft of that type is approximately 40,000 ft. 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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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 »


Soundtracks

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Written by Luke Paget and Stephen Mildwater
Performed by The Feud
Courtesy of Breaking Records/Forward Syncing
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User Reviews

 
Ridicoulous, stupid, offensive and dreadful..... would watch again!
14 August 2015 | by jonathan-kj-2010See all my reviews

Despite the movie is a over the top comedy that is ridiculous and sometimes straight out offensive and disgusting, the movie makes you laugh. I haven't laughed like this for a good while, so it does however do its job as a comedy. if you are however looking for a calm comedy that takes itself a little bit serious..... stay away XD It contains offensive jokes, foul language (often from the small ones) over-dramatic scenes with plot twists, scrap that! there is plot twists everywhere, but the movie is for some reason able to keep you entertained as you try to pick up all the popcorn you dropped on the floor after laughing hysterically from a really bad line that just turns even more awkward as the other character replies back. A must watch mess for the ones that needs a good laugh, and bring a friend. It makes the movie 10 time better when a cheap but funny line comes up and both of you can relate XD


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