National Lampoon's Animal House Movie Review 1978

Information and Film Reviews for National Lampoon's Animal House the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Classic Belushi vehicle running amuck. Set in 1962 and responsible for launching Otis Day and the Knights and defining cinematic food fights. Every college tradition from fraternity rush week to the homecoming pageant is irreverently and relentlessly mocked in this wild comedy about Delta House, a fraternity on the edge. Climaxes with the homecoming parade from hell. Sophomoric, but very funny, with a host of young stars who went on to more serious work. Remember: "Knowledge is good."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Campus Capers, Horses, Parades & Festivals, Top Grossing Films of 1978, National Lampoon, Cheerleaders, Stupid Is..., Technicolor Yawn, Fraternities & Sororities, Slob Comedy, Edibles, On the Rocks
Harold Ramis, Chris Miller, Doug Kenney
John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Donald Sutherland, Peter Riegert, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill, Mark Metcalf, Verna Bloom, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Mary Louise Weller, James Widdoes, Kevin Bacon, Doug Kenney, Martha Smith, Cesare Danova, Stephen Bishop, Sarah Holcomb
Charles Correll
John Landis
Elmer Bernstein
Mark Huffam, Matty Simmons, Ivan Reitman


Natl. Film Reg. 2001.

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