The Griswold family attempts to drive cross-country from Chicago to
Walley World in California, but find themselves facing many obstacles.
Directed by Harold Ramis
Written by John Hughes
Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Imogen Coca, Randy Quaid, Christie Brinkley,
Based on the short story "Vacation '58" by John Hughes
National Lampoon's Vacation is one of the funniest films of the 80's and an absolute staple of summer entertainment. Even now over thirty years later, the film is still hilarious and continues to be relevant. After all, who among us hasn't had to endure a crazy long road trip fraught with one disaster after another?
Chevy Chase will forever be remembered as Clark Griswold, all-American patriarch. He's the ultimate 80's dad who just wants his family to have a good time (at first) until the meltdown happens and the vacation turns into a quest. So many moments from this film have become iconic, from the Marty Moose theme song to the Girl in the Ferrari.
I've always had a soft spot for the Vacation franchise and it's first film is a joy to watch. It's funny, quirky, and remains one of the best films to come out of the 80's.