R | | Adventure, Comedy
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
The original ending, in which the Griswolds hold Roy Walley and his family hostage in their house, was re-created as part of the ending to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989).
This is crazy, this is crazy, this is crazy!
Throughout the course of the film, the condition of the Family Truckster changes. Damage to the car will often disappear at one point but reappear in subsequent scenes.
During the credits, you see snapshots of group photos of where and who the Griswalds met on the vacation. The last photo shows you how they got home, on a plane.
CBS edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere.
$8,333,358 31 July 1983