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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ron Livingston (the rival pilot) and Colin Hanks (the father that Rusty talks to onboard the plane at the beginning of the movie) starred in Band of Brothers (2001). See more »

Goofs

When the Griswolds are eating with Audrey and Stone, a cow in the background constantly disappears and reappears. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Griswold: Well, I thought it'd be fun for the kids to see where you went to college.
Debbie Griswold: Oh, God. Why would that be fun for them, honey?
Rusty Griswold: You can give us a tour. Maybe one of them could study there one day.
James Griswold: Oh, no. No way, man. I've got my sights on something a little more Ivy League.
Debbie Griswold: [under her breath] Huh. Little fucker.
James Griswold: What, Ma?
Debbie Griswold: I love you. That's what I said.
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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

Spoofs Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Walley World Theme
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh, Jonathan Goldstein (as Jonathan Goldstein) and John Francis Daley
Produced and Performed by Mark Mothersbaugh
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Take a break
19 October 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Most importantly: relax. Take it easy (as the song goes). But do not watch this, if you are easily offended. It really goes out there and language wise, it does not only cross the line, it catapults over it, with a vicious grin on its face. If you know you can't handle that, better save your money and time.

For those familiar with the original (it's been too long since I last saw it), there are a few throwbacks, most of which surely can be read here. They are nice and as "tasteful" as they can be expected to be in a movie, that really takes no prisoners. And I only watched the version that was shown in cinemas. I can only imagine where they probably will go in an extended version (that's surely happening, right? If not at least many deleted scenes and outtakes, with more "fun" - for those who liked it). Also many jokes throughout the credits, that will either delight you or annoy you more - depending on how you liked the movie


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