National Lampoon's Vacation

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

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

  • Genre: Comedy, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1983-07-29
  • User Rating: 7.111/10 from 1408 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Harold Ramis
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Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family to the Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.

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  • Chevy Chase

    as Clark Griswold
  • Beverly D'Angelo

    as Ellen Griswold
  • Anthony Michael Hall

    as Rusty Griswold
  • Imogene Coca

    as Aunt Edna
  • Randy Quaid

    as Cousin Eddie
  • Dana Barron

    as Audrey Griswold
  • 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 Car Salesman
  • Frank McRae

    as Grover
  • John Candy

    as Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld
  • Christie Brinkley

    as Girl In The Red Ferrari
  • Jane Krakowski

    as Cousin Vicki
  • John P. Navin, Jr.

    as Cousin Dale
  • Nathan Cook

    as Man Giving Directions
  • Christopher Jackson

    as Pimp
  • Mickey Jones

    as Mechanic
  • John Diehl

    as Assistant Mechanic
  • Jeannie Dimter Barton

    as Dodge City Cashier
  • Randy Lowell

    as Wyatt Earp
  • Virgil Wyaco II

    as Indian
  • Gerry Black

    as Davenport
  • James Staley

    as Motel Desk Clerk
  • Adelaide Wilder

    as Car Hop
  • Tessa Richarde

    as Motel Guest
  • Fritz Ford

    as Neighbor
  • Eric Stacey

    as Neighbor
  • Scott Perry

    as Swat Leader
  • Dennis Freeman

    as Policeman
  • Michael Talbott

    as Cowboy
  • John Craigmile

    as Camel Rider
  • Henry Gibson

    as Hotel clerk (uncredited)
  • Harold Ramis

    as Car salesman (voice) (uncredited)
Production Sam Mercer Location Manager
Production Phyllis Huffman Casting
Sound Bub Asman Sound Editor
Directing Harold Ramis Director
Editing Pembroke J. Herring Editor
Art Jack T. Collis Production Design
Crew David R. Ellis Stunts
Crew Jophery C. Brown Stunts
Writing John Hughes Screenplay
Production Susan Arnold Casting
Camera Victor J. Kemper Director of Photography
Art Joe D. Mitchell Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Frank Griffin Makeup Artist
Art Wayne Fitzgerald Title Designer
Camera Robert M. Stevens Camera Operator
Crew Glenn R. Wilder Stunts
Production Matty Simmons Producer
Sound Ralph Burns Original Music Composer
Sound Martin Raymond Bolger Sound Mixer
Sound Lindsey Buckingham Songs
Sound Lindsey Buckingham Vocals
Directing Alan Greedy Script Supervisor
Art Robert J. Visciglia Sr. Property Master
Crew Tony Epper Stunts
Crew Dick Ziker Stunt Coordinator
Directing Dick Ziker Second Unit Director
Crew John M. Woodward Transportation Coordinator
Camera Paul Vombrack Second Unit Director of Photography
Editing Tim Board Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Adele Taylor Hairstylist
Sound Alan Robert Murray Sound Editor
Lighting Earl Gilbert Gaffer
Sound Robert G. Henderson Sound Editor
Camera Elliott Marks Still Photographer
Sound Eugene Marks Music Editor
Camera Kevin Jewison Second Assistant Camera
Sound Hal Whitby Boom Operator
Sound Caryl Wickman Dialogue Editor
Directing Robert P. Cohen First Assistant Director
Production Robert Grand Unit Production Manager
Production Robert Grand Associate Producer
Lighting Patrick Marshall Rigging Gaffer
Camera Earl Clark Assistant Camera
Editing Donah Bassett Negative Cutter
Camera Bernie Schwartz Dolly Grip
Sound Brooke Henderson Ward Assistant Sound Editor
Art Richard J. Bayard Construction Coordinator
Camera Gaylin P. Schultz Key Grip
Lighting Rhio Haessig Best Boy Electric
Art Karen Holley Leadman
Directing Carl Barth Second Unit Director
Directing Ross Brown Second Assistant Director
Art Sonny Van Hecke Assistant Property Master