‘Vacation’ Cast Reunites, Thanks to Entertainment Weekly If you’re a child of the 1970 and 80s, you undoubtedly have seen National Lampoon’s “Vacation,” the 1983 hit comedy about the Griswold family’s epic cross-country quest to get to Walley World theme park for vacation.
The flick, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Dana Barron, and Anthony Michael Hall, came to define the 1980s in America, spurred countless spoofs and has been dubbed by movie lovers one of the funniest of all time.
“Good Morning America” reunited with the stars of the original cast at Entertainment Weekly magazine’s Reunions Issue last month, nearly 30 years after the movie first delighted audiences at the box-office.
One thing was immediately clear: the group still had the same token chemistry as they did when Clark, Ellen, Rusty and Audrey Griswold piled into the Wagon Queen Family Truckster and hit the road on their zany adventure. Shooting the movie was almost as much fun off screen as it was on, the cast said.
“For me it was always laughter and listening going, ‘Oh my goodness, did [he] just said that?’ … Always a really good time,” said Dana Barron, who played the Griswold teenage daughter Audrey. “It was classic, but it was also a family experience for me because we were all on vacation together, literally. So, it became its own film within its film.”
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