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National Lampoon's Vacation
(1983)

Country: USA

Genre: Comedy, Cult

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Synopsis

Clark Griswold decides to take his wife Ellen and his two kids, Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and Audrey, on a cross-country drive from the Chicago suburbs to the southern California amusement park of Walley World. However, the trip proves far more arduous than the paterfamilias ever anticipated.

Notes

  • Adapted by American filmmaker John Wilden Hughes Jr. (1950-2009) from his own short story "Vacation '58", which was first published in the American humour magazine "National Lampoon" in September 1979.
  • The film's success led to four sequels: "National Lampoon's European Vacation" (1985), "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989), "Vegas Vacation" (1997), and "Vacation" (2015).
  • In 2000, readers of British film magazine 'Total Film' voted "National Lampoon's Vacation" the 46th greatest comedy film of all time.

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Cast

  • Chevy Chase
    (Clark W. Griswold)
  • Beverly D'Angelo
    (Ellen Griswold)
  • Anthony Michael Hall
    (Russell 'Rusty' Griswold)
  • Dana Barron
    (Audrey Griswold)
  • Imogene Coca
    (Aunt Edna)
  • Randy Quaid
    (Cousin Eddie)
  • Miriam Flynn
    (Ellen's cousin Catherine)
  • John P. Navin Jr.
    (Cousin Dale)

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