Friday, May 10, 2013

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

1989 Christmas Comedy Film

Director: Jeremiah Chechik

Writer: John Hughes

Cinematography: Thomas E. Ackerman

Running time: 97 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: There's No Place Like Home For A Holiday!

Chevy Chase as Clark W. "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
E. G. Marshall 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.

Awards: None

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.



5 star out of 5 stars

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