National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

National Lampoon's Vacation
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 38mins.
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Keywords 1980s, amusement park, broad comedy, Chicago, family, National Lampoon (franchise), road, road trip, vacation
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Chevy Chase Actor Clark Griswold 1 1000001
Beverly D'Angelo Actor Ellen Griswold 1 1000002
Anthony Hall Actor Rusty Griswold 1 1000003
Imogene Coca Actor Aunt Edna 1 1000004
Randy Quaid Actor Cousin Eddie 1 1000005
Dana Barron Actor Audrey Griswold 1 1000006
John Candy Actor Lasky 1 1000007
Eddie Bracken Actor Roy Walley 1 1000008
Christie Brinkley Actor Red Ferrari Girl 1 1000009
Brian Doyle-Murray Actor Kamp Komfort Clerk 1 1000010
Miriam Flynn Actor Cousin Catherine 1 1000011
James Keach Actor Motorcycle Cop 1 1000012
Eugene Levy Actor Car Salesman 1 1000013
Frank McRae Actor Grover 1 1000014
Jane Krakowski Actor Cousin Vicki 1 1000015
John Navin Actor Cousin Dale 1 1000016
Nathan Cook Actor Man Giving Directions 1 1000017
Christopher Jackson Actor Pimp 1 1000018
Mickey Jones Actor Mechanic 1 1000019
John Diehl Actor Assistant Mechanic 1 1000020
Jeannie Barton Actor Dodge City Cashier 1 1000021
Randolph Dreyfuss Actor Wyatt Earp 1 1000022
Virgil Wyaco Actor Indian 1 1000023
Gerry Black Actor Davenport 1 1000024
James Staley Actor Motel Desk Clerk 1 1000025
Adelaide Wilder Actor Car Hop 1 1000026
Tessa Richarde Actor Motel Guest 1 1000027
Fritz Ford Actor Neighbours 1 1000028
Eric Stacey Actor Neighbours 1 1000029
Scott Perry Actor SWAT Leader 1 1000030
Dennis Freeman Actor Policeman 1 1000031
Michael Talbot Actor Cowboy 1 1000032
Harold Ramis Director n/a 2 2000001
Carl Barth Director 2nd unit director 2 2000002
Matty Simmons Producer n/a 3 3000001
Robert Grand Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
John Hughes Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Robert Grand Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Robert Cohen Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Ross Brown Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Bradley Gross Assistant Director assistant 2nd unit director 163 5000004
Paul Vom Brack Assistant Director assistant 2nd unit director 163 5000005
Samuel Mercer Location Manager (Colorado) 193 5000006
Bill Borden Location Manager (Arizona) 193 5000007
Alan Greedy Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
Victor Kemper Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Robert Stevens Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
John Margolies Photography main title photography 120835 6000003
Elliot Marks Photography stills 120835 6000004
Pembroke Herring Editor n/a 172 7000001
Pam Herring Editor n/a 172 7000002
Timothy Board Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
M Burns Music n/a 120781 8000001
Eugene Marks Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
John Hughes Song ("Walley World National Anthem") 120859 8000003
Lindsey Buckingham Song songs 120859 8000004
Peter Ivers Song ("Little Boy Sweet") 120859 8000005
Franne Golde Song ("Little Boy Sweet") 120859 8000006
June Pointer Song ("I'm So Excited") 120859 8000007
Dez Dickerson Song ("He's So Dull") 120859 8000008
The Ramones Song n/a 120859 8000010
Dewayne Blackwell Song ("Mr Blue") 120859 8000011
Anita Pointer Song ("I'm So Excited") 120859 8000012
Ruth Pointer Song ("I'm So Excited") 120859 8000013
Trevor Lawrence Song ("I'm So Excited") 120859 8000014
Bruce Belland Song ("Walley World National Anthem") 120859 8000015
Rioy Rogosin Song ("Walley World National Anthem") 120859 8000016
Lindsey Buckingham Song Performer ("Holiday Road" "Dancin' Cross the USA") 120788 8000017
June Pointer Song Performer ("Little Boy Sweet") 120788 8000018
The Ramones Song Performer ("Blitzkrieg Bop") 120788 8000020
The Pointer Sisters Song Performer ("I'm So Excited") 120788 8000022
Jack Collis Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Chris Boardman Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Susan Arnold Casting n/a 179 10000001
Phyllis Huffman Casting n/a 179 10000002
Barbara Siebert Costumes (women) 120828 13000001
Adele Taylor Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Frank Griffen Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Robert Harris Wardrobe (men) 120823 13000004
Martin Bolger Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Les Fresholtz Sound sound rerecording mixer(dialogue) 120816 14000002
Arthur Piantadosi Sound sound rerecording mixer(music) 120816 14000003
Bob Henderson Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Alan Murray Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Bub Asman Sound Editor n/a 229 14000006
Dick Alexander Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000007
Gaylin Schultz Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Dick Ziker Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Pamela Bebermeyer Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Jophery Brown Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Chere Bryson Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Bill Burton Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Jim Connors Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Mike DeLuna Stunts n/a 240 19000007
David Ellis Stunts n/a 240 19000008
Tony Epper Stunts n/a 240 19000009
Hugh Hooker Stunts n/a 240 19000010
Don Pulford Stunts n/a 240 19000011
J Roberts Stunts n/a 240 19000012
Kenny Studer Stunts n/a 240 19000013
Glenn Wilder Stunts n/a 240 19000014
John Woodward Stunts n/a 240 19000015
Jules Sylvester Stunts n/a 240 19000016
Jules Sylvester Animal Trainer n/a 120962 20000001
Karen Dew Animal Trainer n/a 120962 20000002
Wayne Fitzgerald Titles title design 120825 23000001
Rocco Gioffre Matte Painter matte artist 120959 23000002
Robert Visciglia Props n/a 120817 24000001
Trevor Albert Production Associate n/a 120822 25000001
Amy McElhenney Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Synopsis
The Griswold family set out in high spirits, ready to spend their vacation driving from Chicago to Walley World on the West Coast. But the trip soon falls apart, with mishaps and bad luck at every turn. When they finally arrive at Walley World, and the park is closed for maintenance, Clark Griswold snaps. He takes a Walley World security guard hostage, in one last attempt to deliver on his promise to his family of a Walley World vacation.