From the creators of "Caddyshack," "Animal House" and "Groundhog Day" comes this #1 box office hit that spawned two sequels! Chevy Chase mans the wheel and convinces his all-American family that the way to really enjoy their holiday is to hit the road west for Wally World. And so the Griswalds take us in their station wagon on the ultimate comic cross-country trip full of laughs, landmarks, falling asleep at the wheel, and just how to deal with annoying Aunt Edna's (Imogene Coca, "Your Show of Shows") untimely fate in the middle of the "perfect" vacation. Featuring the hysterically zany cast of John Candy ("Cool Runnings," "Planes, Trains & Automobiles"), fellow SCTV alumn and Emmy-winner Eugene Levy ("Father of the Bride"), Saturday Night Live alumns Anthony Michael Hall ("The Breakfast Club"), Brian Doyle-Murray ("Groundhog Day") and Oscar-nominee Randy Quaid ("The Paper"), and supermodel Christie Brinkley.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

464 Ratings

464 Ratings

93% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.3/10
  • Fresh 40
  • Rotten 3

Critics Consensus: Blessed by a brilliantly befuddled star turn from Chevy Chase, National Lampoon's Vacation is one of the more consistent -- and thoroughly quotable -- screwball comedies of the 1980s.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Funny family comedy is dated and risqué.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© (c) 1983 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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