National Lampoon's Vacation

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National Lampoon's Vacation is a 1983 comedy film with multiple sequels.

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Franchise Age

Origin:
1983
Age (years):
40

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National Lampoon's Vacation Pinball

National Lampoon's Vacation is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by John Hughes. The film stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Randy Quaid, and follows the Griswold family as they embark on a cross-country road trip to the fictional amusement park Walley World. The Griswold's trip is plagued by a series of mishaps and misadventures, as they encounter everything from car trouble to bad weather to a run-in with a crazy truck driver.

The premise of the film is a satire on the traditional American family road trip, poking fun at the common cliches and stereotypes associated with such vacations. The Griswold family, led by the bumbling and hapless Clark (played by Chase), is a quintessentially middle-class American family, complete with a bratty teenager, a precocious young child, and a long-suffering wife. Through a series of comedic set-pieces, the film satirizes the American obsession with consumerism and the pursuit of the perfect family vacation.

The film was a box office hit and it spawned several sequels and a TV series, it's considered a cult classic and a staple of American comedy films.

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