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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 overview, first billed only:
... Rusty Griswold
... Debbie Griswold
... James Griswold
... Kevin Griswold
... Stone Crandall
... Audrey Crandall
... Clark Griswold
... Ellen Griswold
... Chad
... Adena
... Ethan
... Trucker
... Jack Peterson
... Nancy Peterson
... Sheila Peterson (as E'myri Crutchfield)


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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What could go wrong?


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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Release Date:

29 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vacaciones  »

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Box Office


$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold, and are the only actor and actress to appear in all five Vacation movies. See more »


The 4 corners monument is under the Navajo Nation and therefore the police that would respond would have been Navajo police and not state troopers from all 4 states. Also the monument can be accessed by Colorado and New Mexico fairly easily by state troopers in the movie without going into each others state. Utah can access it with a 4x4, but it is highly unlikely any vehicle could access the Arizona part without going through New Mexico and then back into Arizona to be at the Arizona entrance. The New Mexican patrol would have stopped him as in the movie none of them got along and were very territorial and therefore they couldn't have all arrived at the same time. See more »


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 »


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User Reviews

Stands on it's Own, but very Raunchy
30 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

I'm a HUGE Vacation fan...and went to see this new one fresh except for the trailers. Let me say this upfront....It's very funny, BUT, it's also very raunchy. I have a high tolerance for that, and still found myself cringing a few times. Funny that there was an "older" couple behind me in the theater, with their teen "kids/grand-kids". They were laughing HARD the first few minutes, then the lady says "this is too much" and they almost left...but she said "no, it's funny". They stayed all the way and we're laughing most of the whole way. BUT it is uncomfortable at times. Still, it was VERY funny.

So, I went home and re-watched the original. It was pretty dark, and filthy at times too. Just a little more "inside joke" than in your face like the new one. But anyone that says the original was not cutting edge...watch it again. Plenty of cursing, animal abuse, sex, and shenanigans. It actually holds fairly true, given the 30 years. Oh, and Chevy Rocks in his part. Still great comedic timing.

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