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Movie Series - National Lampoon's Family Vacation

See also: National Lampoon's Vacation (series) National Lampoon's Vacation Theatrical poster, illustrated by Boris Vallejo Directed by Harold Ramis Produced by Matty Simmons Written by John Hughes Starring Chevy Chase Beverly D'Angelo Anthony Michael Hall Dana Barron Randy Quaid Imogene Coca Music by Score: Ralph Burns Songs: Lindsey Buckingham Cinematography Victor J. Kemper, ASC Editing by Pembroke J. Herring Distributed by Warner Bros. Release date(s) July 29, 1983 Running time 99 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $15 million Gross revenue $61,399,552 Followed by European Vacation Vacation, sometimes referred as National Lampoon's Vacation, is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall. The film features numerous others, such as comedians John Candy and Imogene Coca, model Christie Brinkley, and Jane Krakowski in smaller roles. The screenplay was written by John Hughes, based on his short story in National Lampoon Magazine, Vacation '58 (the screenplay changes the year to 1983). The original story is a (reportedly) fictionalized account of his own family's ill-fated trip to Disneyland (changed to Walley World for the film) when Hughes was a boy. The success of the film helped advance his screenwriting career. National Lampoon's Vacation was a significant box-office hit, earning more than $61 million in the United States with an estimated budget of $15 million. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted National Lampoon's Vacation the 46th greatest comedy film of all time. It is widely considered to be the best film in National Lampoon's series of Vacation films, and continues to be a popular film and a staple on cable television channels. It also currently garners a 94% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Vacation
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1 European Vacation The Sequels
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2 Vegas Vacation The Sequels
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3 Never Boned Still rocks.
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 We're just having our family vacation here in the Philippines. We've got to experience to swim with the oslob whale shark. Scary yet a very wonderful experience. -- Submitted By: (SusanTerry) on September 24, 2013, 12:39 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 If you're interested in the various "Vacation" movies, then I suggest that you look up the short story "Vacation '58" from National Lampoon magazine, written by John Hughes. The original story is broadly similar to the first movie, but it's a period piece taking place back in 1958. I think it would have worked better as a period piece myself, but if you read the original, you will discover why it wouldn't have been practical to make the story as written. -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on August 12, 2011, 6:23 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 And dare we even consider raising the spectre of that made for TV travesty known as 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure'? WTH?!? -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on August 11, 2011, 10:30 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 National Lampoon's Vacation (or Summer Vacation as some call it to distinguish it from the others) is an all-time comedy classic. National Lampoon's European Vacation was okay for a few laughs, but definitely not anywhere near as good as the first one. Christmas Vacation is a great holiday classic and usually is played a bunch of times over the holiday season. Vegas Vacation had little charm and even fewer laughs. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on August 10, 2011, 4:46 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Here's my take: National Lampoon's Vacation- CLASSIC! Loved it then. Love it now. National Lampoon's European Vacation. Meh. It was, in a word, okay. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Was a little confused about the continuity regarding the kids, but otherwise hilarious. A holiday classic, IMO. National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation- Boooooooo. Now you're just milking it. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on August 10, 2011, 10:44 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 The only one I like out of these is Christmas Vacation. Randy Quaid, the Barney Gumble of cinema, ladies and gentlemen. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 9, 2011, 12:42 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Made me laugh many times and that's not an easy accomplishment. So, no bone. -- Submitted By: (Shiddy_Smell) on January 9, 2011, 6:24 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 The sequel - each time the Griswolds are brought back the kids have aged while the parents stayed the same age, the kids are played by different actors and it's gets less funny than the time before. The Christmas Vacation is an exception in that the Griswolds stay home and have a family reunion. The Christmas Movie is slightly better in that it appears to be slightly less of a cookie cutter format. European Vacation and Vegas Vacaton used to be shown quite a lot on HBO and neither even comes close to the original. The Griswolds are recast on another wacky vacation trip to Europe and then later on to Las Vegas but nothing even remotely interesting happens in what are two disappointing sequels. Christmas Vacation, however is a pretty decent Christmas movie that ends happily and is at least in the spirit of an old fashioned family Christmas. Recommended and probably in bargain bins nationwide. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on December 1, 2010, 2:57 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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