1989 Christmas Comedy Film
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Writer: John Hughes
Cinematography: Thomas E. Ackerman
Running time: 97 minutes
Place Like Home For A Holiday!
Chevy Chase as
"Sparky" Griswold, Jr.
Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Smith Griswold
Randy Quaid as Cousin "Eddie" Johnson
Juliette Lewis as Audrey Griswold
Johnny Galecki as Rusty "Russ" Griswold
John Randolph as Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Sr.
Diane Ladd as Nora Griswold
as Arthur "Art" Smith
Doris Roberts as Frances Smith
Miriam Flynn as Cousin Catherine Johnson
Cody Burger as Cousin Rocky Johnson
Ellen Hamilton Latzen as Cousin Ruby Sue Johnson
William Hickey as Uncle Lewis
Mae Questel as Aunt Bethany
Sam McMurray as Bill
Nicholas Guest as Todd Chester
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Margo Chester
Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Frank Shirley
Natalia Nogulich as Helen Shirley
Traci Kochendorfer as Downtown Shopper
Nicolette Scorsese as Mary, the lingerie counter clerk
Devin Bailey as Clark Griswold, Jr. (age 9)
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
In the scene when the police storm into the Griswolds' house, the song "Here Comes Santa Claus" sung by Gene Autry is used for the background music. Randy Quaid (Cousin Eddie) is the third cousin of Gene Autry.