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Vacation (National Lampoon's Vacation) (1983)

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Starring (View all)
Chevy Chase Chevy Chase
Clark Griswold
Beverly D Beverly D'Angelo
Ellen Griswold
Imogene Coca Imogene Coca
Aunt Edna
Randy Quaid Randy Quaid
Cousin Eddie
Anthony Michael Hall Anthony Michael Hall
Rusty Griswold
Dana Barron Dana Barron
Audrey Griswold
Eddie Bracken Eddie Bracken
Roy Walley
Brian Doyle-Murray Brian Doyle-Murray
Kamp Komfort Clerk


Written by
John Hughes John Hughes
screenplay


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An average movie

6 years, 4 months ago at Feb 14 21:21
1 vote
Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out and since it is considered as one of the best American comedies ever made, I had some rather high expectations. Well, to be honest, it turned out to be a decent watch but not much more than that, I'm afraid. Eventually, what bothered me the most was that even though it was fairly entertaining, it was ... read more

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8 years, 7 months ago at Nov 6 2:41
1 vote
Thoughts before I watched this. 1. I decided to watch this since I'm going to go on my own vacation later this month. 2. Another reason is this is a classic I really should have watched by now. 3. It's back when Chevy Chase was awesome and funny. 4. Harold Ramis directed (early years style) and John Hughes wrote the script! 5. John Candy need I say more? 6. It's more than likely going to be loads ... read more
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Description: Chicago native Clark Griswold has decided to take his wife Ellen and kids: 14 year-old Rusty and 12 year-old Audrey to a Los Angeles theme park called Walley World. But will their vacation be all it was cracked up to be? Especially as Audrey takes up pot smoking, Rusty reads porno magazines and annoying Cousin Eddie sends spiteful Aunt Edna to join them on their trip. The Griswolds then get stuck in a ghetto, Aunt Edna dies, Clark drives off the road, hillbillies take all their money, and Clark is shot at in a Dodge City bar. ... (more)
Release date: 29 July 1983
UPC: 085391131526
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