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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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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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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

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 »

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Quotes

Rusty Griswold: If Vin Diesel can do it, so can I!
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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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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Holiday Road
Written and Performed by Lindsey Buckingham
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Take a break
19 October 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Most importantly: relax. Take it easy (as the song goes). But do not watch this, if you are easily offended. It really goes out there and language wise, it does not only cross the line, it catapults over it, with a vicious grin on its face. If you know you can't handle that, better save your money and time.

For those familiar with the original (it's been too long since I last saw it), there are a few throwbacks, most of which surely can be read here. They are nice and as "tasteful" as they can be expected to be in a movie, that really takes no prisoners. And I only watched the version that was shown in cinemas. I can only imagine where they probably will go in an extended version (that's surely happening, right? If not at least many deleted scenes and outtakes, with more "fun" - for those who liked it). Also many jokes throughout the credits, that will either delight you or annoy you more - depending on how you liked the movie


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