Vacation, National Lampoon's

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "The Griswold family are on a quest. A quest to a Walley World theme park for a family vacation, but things aren't going to go exactly as planned, especially when Clark Griswold is losing all thought towards a mysterious blonde in a red Ferrari."

Overall Ranking: 676 (Rank from 1983: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Morgan On Media97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest84Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 7
David Baruffi80
Minnesota Man80 - The original and still the best.
(full review)
Bryan Lienesch79 - Not the best of the vacation movies, but it holds it own in tough company.
Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 6
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
Patrick Devitt70

People Involved

  • Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold)
  • Beverly DAngelo (Ellen Griswold)
  • Imogene Coca (Aunt Edna)
  • Randy Quaid (Cousin Eddie)
  • Anthony Michael Hall (Rusty Griswold)
  • Miriam Flynn (Cousin Catherine)
  • John Candy (Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld)
  • Dana Barron (Audrey Griswold)
  • Eddie Bracken (Roy Walley)
  • Brian Doyle-Murray (Kamp Komfort Clerk)
  • James Keach (Motorcycle Cop)
  • Eugene Levy (Car Salesman)
  • Frank McRae (Grover)
  • Christie Brinkley (The Girl in the Ferrari)
  • Jane Krakowski (Cousin Vicki)
  • John P. Navin Jr. (Cousin Dale)
  • John Hughes (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • European Vacation, National Lampoon's
  • Christmas Vacation, National Lampoon's
  • Vegas Vacation