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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

Following in the footsteps of his father, Clark Griswold, the man with a vision in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), his son, too, the hard-working family man, Rusty Griswold, wants to have some quality time with his wife, Debbie, and their two sons, Kevin and James. With the idea of revisiting the place of his vivid childhood memories, the exciting Walley World, keep coming to mind, Rusty decides to surprise his family with his proposal for an unforgettable trip across the country in their rented Albanian SUV. However, as the Griswolds hit the road for some serious family-bonding, this is easier said than done, and, disaster after disaster, Rusty's romantic intentions seem to go down the drain. Can some minor mishaps thwart Rusty's plans for creating the perfect family vacation? Written by Nick Riganas

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What could go wrong?

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein came on to the project to write the script, they didn't know they would also be directing. See more »

Goofs

When Stone and Rusty are rounding up the herd, the shots alternate between bright sunshine and no sunshine. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Griswold: We're going to Walley World.
Debbie Griswold: What?
Kevin Griswold: This is some bullshit right here!
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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

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) See more »

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Summer Breeze
Written by Jim Seals (as Jimmy Seals) and Dash Crofts
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This is what a remake should be.
29 June 2016 | by proximitychargeSee all my reviews

I really found this funny and entertaining. I was 15 years old when the first Vacation movie(1983) came out and liked it so much that I probably watched it too many times. When you get to know a movie so well over such a long period of time, it would be easy to be cynical about any attempt at a remake. At their core, all the Vacation movies are about how you can never really go back in time and attempts at doing so often lead to disappointment. This movie however, humorously pairs the melancholy of nostalgia with the joy and discovery that comes from the attempt to recapture and share those memories with others. It accepts it's lineage and does an excellent job bringing a very enjoyable string of of movies from then to now.


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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:

$107,228,221
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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