Friday, April 12, 2013

National Lampoon's Vacation

1983 Comedy Film

Director: Harold Ramis

Writer: John Hughes

Cinematography: Victor J. Kemper

Running time: 99 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Every summer Chevy Chase takes his family on a little trip. This year he                   went too far.

Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold
Imogene Coca as Aunt Edna
Anthony Michael Hall as Russell "Rusty" Griswold
Dana Barron as Audrey Griswold
Randy Quaid as Cousin Eddie
Christie Brinkley as Girl in Red Ferrari
John Candy as Officer Russ Lasky
Eddie Bracken as Roy Walley
Brian Doyle-Murray as Kamp Komfort Clerk
Miriam Flynn as Cousin Catherine
James Keach as Motorcycle Cop
Eugene Levy as Ed the Car Salesman
Gerry Black as Davenport
Frank McRae as Officer Grover
Jane Krakowski as Cousin Vicki
John P. Navin Jr. as Cousin Dale
Nathan Cook as Man Giving Directions
Mickey Jones as Mechanic
John Diehl as Assistant Mechanic
Michael Talbott as Cowboy
Henry Gibson as El Tovar hotel clerk
Randy Lowell as Wyatt Earp (as Randolph Dreyfuss)
James Staley as Motel Desk Clerk

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Awards: None

The original ending of the film consisted of the Griswold family, after seeing that Walley World is closed, going to the Hollywood house of Roy Wally (Eddie Bracken), the owner of Walley World, and holding him and his family hostage and making them sing and dance Walley World theme songs before the police arrive to arrest all of them. This did not go over well with test-audiences and the in-park scenes with John Candy was a last minute alternate filmed over two weeks, four months after production ended. The original ending was deleted and is believed to be lost. Eddie Bracken never-less appeared as Roy Walley in both endings.



5 star out of 5 stars

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