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The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 46):

35. “Vacation” (1983)


Movie Summary:


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


From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085995/



Chevy Chase—Clark Griswold


Beaverly D’Angelo—Ellen Griswold


Imogene Cocoa—Aunt Edna


Randy Quaid—Cousin Eddie


Anthony Michael Hall—Russell ‘Rusty’ Griswold


Dana Barron—Audrey Griswold


Eddie Bracken—Roy Walley


Brian Doyle—Murray Komfort Clerk


Miriam Flynn—Cousin Catherine


James Keach—Motorcycle Cop


Eugene Levy—Car Salesman


Frank McRae—Grover


John Candy—Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld


Christie Brinkley—The Girl in the Ferrari


Jane Krakowski—Cousin Vicki


Beaverly D’Angelo Fat Ass tits—As them self.





Harold Ramis


Facts about the this movie:


*Budget: $15,000,000


*Gross: $61,400,000 (USA)


*The St. Louis inner city and the Dodge City main street created filmed Warner Brother’s studio back lot.


*The Wagon Queen Family Turckers is actually a modified Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon.


*Based on the article “Vacation 58” by John Hughes, which appeared in September 1979 issue of National Lampoon.


*John Hughes also wrote the screenplay (script) for this movie.


*“Vacation” was the only one in series that was rated “R” in the USA by the MPAA. “European Vacation” and “Christmas Vacation” sequels received “PG-13”; “Vegas Vacation” was rated “PG”.


*There was a Walley World Water Park in London, Canada a few years after the film came out.


*The “W” in Clark W. Griswold stands for Wilhelm.


*When Clark arrives at the gas station after walking through the desert, the sign on the door says: “Sorry, We’re Open”


* Harold Ramis and Chevy Chase did uncredited rewrites of John Hughes script. They shifted the focus from the kids to parents. Example: The Ferrari Girl was originally going  be a 13 year old love interest for Rusty instead of Clark.


*They shot did two ending for the film. The original ending had Griswold going to Roy Walley and holding his family hostage in their own home, was re-created as part of the ending to “Christmas Vacation”.


*When they have the car do the jump on a closed dirt road in Arizona. The stunt driver was bet that he could not jump car more then 50ft. and also with that jump the stunt drive set a world recorder.  


*Roy Walley was based on a combination of the Disney brothers Roy Edward Disney and Walt Disney.


*The Theme park that was used to pretend to be Walley World was Six Flags Magic Mountain




Why I Picked this movie #35:


1.One of the best 80 movies made in 1980’s


2. On my list for 10 best comedy made in the 80’s,


3. Awesome Script.


4. One of most Iconic movie Made in the 80’s.


5. Awesome chemistry with the cast.


6. Awesome acting


7. Has some of the most memorable quotes / dialog in film history.


8. Has some of the most memorable scenes in film history.


9. Some great ad-libbing.


10. It make you think back to when you traveled with your own family and how much it sucked.


11. Awesome casting for all the roles.


12. Beaverly D’Angelo Fat Ass tits


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