Plot & Details
The first film in the Vacation comedy franchise stars Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, an ad exec who becomes consumed with taking his family cross-country to Wally World, a California amusement park. Less a vacation than a descent into a peculiarly American kind of hell, the Griswolds suffer through an endless series of catastrophes, culminating in a run-in with the law.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 98min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/24/2001
- DVD Release Date: 12/10/1997
- Director(s): Harold Ramis
- Starring: Chevy Chase , Beverly D'Angelo , Anthony Michael Hall , Imogene Coca , Randy Quaid
- Themes: Eccentric Families,Mischievous Children,Nothing Goes Right,Nightmare Vacations,Family Vacations
- Tone: Light,Goofy,Irreverent,Quirky,Madcap,Upbeat,Warm
- Keywords: bumbler, cross-country, escapades, amusement-park, family-vacation, road-trip
- Language: English