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Vacation (2015)

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Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Helms ... Rusty Griswold
Christina Applegate ... Debbie Griswold
Skyler Gisondo ... James Griswold
Steele Stebbins ... Kevin Griswold
Chris Hemsworth ... Stone Crandall
Leslie Mann ... Audrey Crandall
Chevy Chase ... Clark Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo ... Ellen Griswold
Charlie Day ... Chad
Catherine Missal ... Adena
Ron Livingston ... Ethan
Norman Reedus ... Trucker
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jack Peterson
Regina Hall ... Nancy Peterson
Emyri Crutchfield ... Sheila Peterson (as E'myri Crutchfield)
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Storyline

Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, an adult Rusty Griswold takes his wife and two sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World. Needless to say, things don't go quite as planned.

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Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,681,108, 2 August 2015

Gross USA:

$58,884,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,884,188
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Velociraptor at Walley World is the Ninja at Six Flags Over Georgia. Several things give this away: 1) American Scream Machine in the background. 2) Superman Ultimate Flight clearly visible in the background. 3) Acrophobia in the background (the teal and orange tower). 4) The entrance to the ride is Ninja's pagoda-style architecture. 5) The Velociraptor theming at the ride itself is clearly a printed banner covering the existing Ninja signage. 6) The Wild West theme, where the Griswolds get in line, is right next to Ninja, and the fact that this movie was shot recently, is seen in the new ride where they first stand in line. (The tower ride just came online in 2014, before that, it was a wheelie ride.) 7) Where the Griswolds first enter the park, is Six Flags Over Georgia's entrance, with Goliath briefly visible in the background. See more »

Goofs

In the cockpit, Rusty and his co-pilot are shown holding the yoke of what we learn later is an Airbus 318. Airbuses use fly-by-wire flight controls and don't have yokes. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Griswold: Maybe for lunch we can find a burger place. You know, like a... Like a drive-through burger place.
James Griswold: I don't know, Dad. I think we should steer clear of that.
Rusty Griswold: Good one, James.
Debbie Griswold: All right, enough, you guys. Dad hit a cow, okay? Let's just moo-ve on.
Kevin Griswold: Oh, I got one.
Rusty Griswold: Yeah, let's hear it.
Kevin Griswold: James is a piece of shit.
Rusty Griswold: Kinda missed the point there, buddy.
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Crazy Credits

In both the opening and closing credits, vacation photos are showed that are partially obscured. Whatever is covering part of the photo is moved away, usually revealing a humorous twist. See more »

Connections

Follows Vegas Vacation (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer Breeze
Written by Jim Seals (as Jimmy Seals) and Dash Crofts
Performed by Seals & Crofts
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A surprising trip to the movies
31 August 2015 | by beepeeweeSee all my reviews

Let's be honest.

Vacation isn't one of those must see movie blockbusters, and would probably be one of the last choices for anyone to watch for the month.

On the other hand, its much easier to arrange a group movie outing as the chances of everyone watching that is pretty low ;)

The ratings for this particular movie are quite bad(reference Rottentomatoes), which is no surprise as most crude comedies are rated so. It wasn't as crude as I expected it to be though.(then again maybe thats because it was moderated in Singapore)

To sum it up, we went in with low expectations. But! I could hear the hall filled with laughter through-out the movie! and we came out smiling and discussing about the funny parts as well. All in all an enjoyable movie experience :)

Yes, it's not gonna win any awards or sure. but for anyone looking for a light-hearted movie packed with laughter, WATCH THIS! :D I was honestly afraid of drinking my soda for fear of spurting it out from laughter.


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