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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Chevy Chase, star of Chevy Chase and its sequel, is back as the paterfamilias of the Griswold family (including Beverly D'Angelo as his missus) to skewer the Yuletide season. Chevy mugs, trips, falls, mashes his fingers and stubs his toes as he prepares to invite numerous dysfunctional relatives to his household to celebrate Christmas. Amidst the more outrageous sight gags (including the electrocution of a cat as the Christmas tree is lit) the film betrays a sentimental streak, with old wounds healing and long-estranged relatives reuniting in the Griswold living room. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was still capable of attracting an audience five years after its release -- it was one of the top-rated seasonal TV specials of 1994, outrating even the first network telecast of Chevy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 1, 1989

Cast

Chevy Chase
as Clark W. Griswold, Jr.
Beverly D'Angelo
as Ellen Griswold
Randy Quaid
as Cousin Eddie
Diane Ladd
as Nora Griswold
John Randolph
as Clark W. Griswold Sr.
E.G. Marshall
as Art, Ellen's Father
Doris Roberts
as Francis
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Margo Chester
Mae Questel
as Aunt Bethany
William Hickey
as Uncle Lewis
Brian Doyle-Murray
as Frank Shirley
Juliette Lewis
as Audrey Griswold
Johnny Galecki
as Rusty Griswold
Nicholas Guest
as Todd Chester
Miriam Flynn
as Catherine, Eddie's Wife
Ellen Hamilton Latzen
as Ruby Sue
Risa Bramon Garcia
Billy Hopkins
Heidi Levitt
Cody Burger
as Rocky
Sam McMurray
as Bill
Nicolette Scorsese
as Mary
Keith MacKechnie
as Delivery Boy
Natalia Nogulich
as Mrs. Shirley
Tony Epper
as Bozo #1
Alexander Folk
as Swat Officer
Jeremy Roberts
as Cop
Alexander Folk
as Swat Officer
Natalia Nogulich
as Mrs. Shirley
Tony Epper
as Bozo #1
Keith MacKechnie
as Delivery Boy
Sam McMurray
as Bill
Nicolette Scorsese
as Mary
Cody Burger
as Rocky

Crew

Jeremiah S. Chechik
Director
John Hughes
Producer
Tom Jacobson
Producer
John Hughes
Screenwriter
Thomas E. Ackerman
Cinematographer
Angelo Badalamenti
Composer (Music Score)
Michael A. Stevenson
Editor
Jerry Greenberg
Editor
William S. Beasley
Associate Producer
Mauri Syd Gayton
Associate Producer
Matty Simmons
Executive Producer
Lisa Fischer
Set Designer
Michael Kaplan
Costume Designer
Billy Hopkins
Casting
Heidi Levitt
Casting
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