National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) – IMDb


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The Griswold family are on a quest. A quest to a Walley World theme park for a family vacation, but things aren’t going to go exactly as planned, especially when Clark Griswold is losing all thought towards a mysterious blonde in a red Ferrari.
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Every summer Chevy Chase takes his family on a little trip. This year he went too far.




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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite only having a few scenes, Christie Brinkley stayed for the entire length of the film shoot. She spent her days off going horseback riding and whitewater rafting. See more »


Goofs

Through the course of the film, Rusty is about the same height as Ellen. But during the Walley World scenes, he is taller than her. This is because these scenes were shot after principal photography. See more »


Quotes

Rusty Griswold:
That was a crummy Wyatt Earp dad. He was wearing jogging shoes.

Clark Griswald:
They used to Rusty.

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Crazy Credits

During the credits, you see snapshots of group photos of where and who the Griswalds met on the vacation. The last photo shows you how they got home, on a plane. See more »


Alternate Versions

When aired on Comedy Central, Clark’s insult for Cousin Normy was changed from “jagoff” to “horse’s ass”. And some of Clark’s goofy prayer for Aunt Edna was edited inexplicably. See more »


Connections

Referenced in Count It Down: Sequels Better Than the Originals (2013)

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Soundtracks

Brahms’s Lullaby
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
[Plays just before Clark wakes up from sleeping behind the wheel.]
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Details

Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000
(estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,333,358,
31 July 1983

Gross USA:

$61,399,552

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,399,552


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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color
(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1

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