Synopsis: The Griswold family are on a quest. A quest to a Walley World theme park for a family vacation, but things aren't going to go exactly as planned, especially when Clark Griswold is losing all thought towards a mysterious blonde in a red Ferrari.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Director(s): Harold Ramis
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

this heart of mine

"And that's why I keep on singin'

"Did you hear now... "

Come on, kids.

We don't know any of your songs!

Dad, is that made up?

It sounds made up!

I know a song!

How about

"The Walley World National Anthem"?

Okay, you start it.

"Who's the moosiest moose we know?

Marty Moose!

"Who's the star of our favorite show?

Marty Moose!

" 'M' is for merry,

we're merry, you see

" 'O' is for 'O' gosh!

'O' golly! 'O' gee!

" 'S' is for super-swell family glee

" 'E' is for everything you want to be



"What's that spell?

"Marty Moose, Marty Moose, Marty Moose

"That's me!"

All right! That's more like it!

Here's one you don't know.

We used to sing it

when you were little kids.

"Jimmy crack corn

And I don't care... "

"Swing low...

"Sweet chariot...

"Comin' for to carry me home

"I looked over Jordan

and what did I see?

"Comin' for to carry me home"

What smells in here, honey?

Russ! Russ! Your feet.

Isn't this the gas tank?

Yes, I know, honey.

Get in the car.

I'm just fixing the license plate.

Do you see that, kids?

That's the St. Louis Arch.

The Gateway to the West.

It's over 600 feet tall, and there's

an elevator all the way to the top.

Dad, can we go up on it?


Dad, what river is this?

That's the Mississippi.

The mighty Mississip.

The old Miss...

The old man...

Clark, I think this is the wrong exit.

What's the difference,

as long as we get across the river?

Clark? What are you doing?

Just relax, Ellen.

This is so dangerous!

We have no business being

in an area like this!

This is a part of America

we never get to see.

That's good!

No, that's bad.

We can't close our eyes

to the plight of the cities.

Kids, are you noticing all this plight?

This will just make us

appreciate what we have.

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An American filmmaker. Beginning as an author of humorous essays and stories for National Lampoon, he went on to write, produce and sometimes direct some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. Most of Hughes's work is set in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is best known for his coming-of-age teen comedy films which often combined magic realism with honest depictions of suburban teenage life. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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