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National Lampoon's Vacation

  • Film

Time Out says

National Lampoon takes on another stereotype of middle America: the family vacation. Chevy Chase, his face pinkened by the strain of having to be in control, plays the affluent suburban patriarch who leads his family on a summer jaunt from Chicago to Disneyland (here rechristened Walleyworld). The result is not so much a comedy about American values as a 2,500 mile skid on a banana skin. The visual gags come thick and fast, and are about as subtly signposted as the exit markers on a freeway. An exercise in the comedy of humiliation which is the stuff of shamefaced giggles.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Harold Ramis
  • Screenwriter:John Hughes
  • Cast:
    • Chevy Chase
    • Beverly D'Angelo
    • Imogene Coca
    • Randy Quaid
    • Anthony Michael Hall
    • Dana Barron
    • John Candy
    • Eddie Bracken
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