U.S., 1983, 99 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Harold Ramis, Rated R, In English, Warner Bros.

National Lampoon's Vacation

Wednesday, August 10

"Thanks largely to Chevy Chase's zaniness and comic timing this is a very funny movie." —Ralph Novak, People

"National Lampoon's Vacation is an enjoyable trip through familiar comedy landscapes." —Variety

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For Clark W. Griswold (Chevy Chase) of Chicago, 50 weeks of work and routine will soon be rewarded with a fortnight of freedom as the family drives west to America's greatest theme park, Walley World. Mom and the kids would rather fly, but Clark insists on driving, enamored with the idea of the open road and hoping to bond with his family along the way. He's planned everything—from choice tourist spots to the finest AAA-recommended lodgings—but, almost immediately, things start to go terribly wrong. This outrageous comedy was originally panned by critics who found its crude humor distasteful, but—like Clark Griswold himself—National Lampoon's Vacation was undeterred and went on to become an absolute classic that spawned several sequels.

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