• National Lampoon's Animal House (1991)

National Lampoon's Animal House

Release Date: April 18th, 1991

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 1998

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on "Double Secret Probation" and secretly assigned Omega's president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked.

Cast: John Belushi, Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Tom Hulce

Director: John Landis

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Madcap, Growing up, 1960s, Rivalry, Hilarious, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is vulgar, raunchy, ribald, and occasionally scatological. It is also the funniest comedy since Mel Brooks made "The Producers." show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Animal House is the sort of film you hate yourself for laughing at. It is so gross and tasteless you feel you should be disgusted but it's hard to be offended by something that is so sidesplittingly funny. [05 Aug 1978]

  • 80
    IGN

    Much of the film's success is thanks to the delightfully enigmatic cast, and a sharp script that allows for the perfect balance of story and irreverent silliness. There's not a weak link in this cast. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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