National Lampoon's Animal House

1978

John Landis
Director
Universal Pictures
Studio

The story of the Delta frat house and its incumbents.

Where to start? The film that launched a whole genre of bawdy comedies that still manifests itself in the likes of Van Wilder and Harold and Kumar comedies. Of all of them, Animal House seems to stand the test of time and boasts the best film-making with John Landis at the top of his game. With so many classic vignettes its hard to choose a winner, but the bit with the horse made me widdle myself laughing back in the day. Very funny, very nostalgic (even if you weren't there).

-The Sloth

The best comedy of the 70s, and progenitor of all the snob vs. slob comedies to come. I remember being ten years old and sneaking to watch this on my parent's TV with my ear against the speaker when it was the late, late movie. So thank you for corrupting me at such a young age, Delta house.

The Omegas and Dean Wormer are awful, yes, but has anyone noticed that the truly awful person in this film is the slick, manipulative Otter, the guy with a medicine bag full of sex toys? Watching him operate is like watching Ted Bundy's college years.

Minor anal-retentive notes:

  • Neidermeyer is spelled that way in the credits, but "Niedermeyer" on his ROTC name tag.
  • Marmalard's first name is listed as Greg in the credits, but spelled "Gregg" on the blackboard and "Gregory" in his 'Where are they now?' text.
  • There are four black dudes listed in the credits (mean, meaner, meanest and gigantic), but only three are seen at the Dexter Lake Club.

-Dave W.


National Lampoon's Animal House
27th July 1978
Cinema



109 mins
1.85:1

National Lampoon's Animal House
24th February 1998
DVD



109 mins
1.33:1

National Lampoon's Animal House (Collector's Edition)
16th May 2000
DVD



109 mins
1.85:1

National Lampoon's Animal House: Double Secret Probation Edition
26th August 2003
DVD



109 mins
1.85:1


15th August 2006
HD



109 mins
1.85:1

National Lampoon's Animal House - 30th Anniversary Edition
28th October 2008
DVD



109 mins
1.85:1




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John Belushi
John Blutarsky
'Bluto'
John Belushi
John Blutarsky
'Bluto'
Tim Matheson
Eric Stratton
'Otter'
Tim Matheson
Eric Stratton
'Otter'
John Vernon
Dean Vernon Wormer
John Vernon
Dean Vernon Wormer
Verna Bloom
Marian Wormer
Verna Bloom
Marian Wormer
Tom Hulce
Larry Kroger
'Pinto'
(as Thomas Hulce)
Tom Hulce
Larry Kroger
'Pinto'
(as Thomas Hulce)
Cesare Danova
Mayor Carmine DePasto
Cesare Danova
Mayor Carmine DePasto
Peter Riegert
Donald Schoenstein
'Boon'
Peter Riegert
Donald Schoenstein
'Boon'
Mary Louise Weller
Mandy Pepperidge
Mary Louise Weller
Mandy Pepperidge
Stephen Furst
Kent Dorfman
'Flounder'
Stephen Furst
Kent Dorfman
'Flounder'
James Daughton
Greg Marmalard
James Daughton
Greg Marmalard
Bruce McGill
Daniel Simpson Day
'D-Day'
Bruce McGill
Daniel Simpson Day
'D-Day'
Mark Metcalf
Douglas C. Neidermeyer
Mark Metcalf
Douglas C. Neidermeyer
DeWayne Jessie
Otis Day
DeWayne Jessie
Otis Day
Karen Allen
Katy
Karen Allen
Katy
James Widdoes
Robert Hoover
James Widdoes
Robert Hoover
Martha Smith
Babs Jansen
Martha Smith
Babs Jansen
Sarah Holcomb
Clorette DePasto
Sarah Holcomb
Clorette DePasto
Lisa Baur
Shelly Dubinsky
Lisa Baur
Shelly Dubinsky
Kevin Bacon
Chip Diller
Kevin Bacon
Chip Diller
Donald Sutherland
Professor Dave Jennings
Donald Sutherland
Professor Dave Jennings
Douglas Kenney
'Stork'
Christian Miller
'Hardbar'
Bruce Bonnheim
'B.B.'
Joshua Daniel
'Moth-ball'
Junior
Trooper
Junior
Trooper
Sunny Johnson
Otter's Co-Ed
(scenes deleted)
Stacy Grooman
Sissy, Flounder's Girl
Stephen Bishop
Charming Guy With Guitar
Eliza Roberts
Brunella
(as Eliza Garrett)
Aseneth Jurgenson
Beth
Katherine Denning
Noreen
Raymone Robinson
Mean Dude
Robert Elliott
Meaner Dude
Reginald H. Farmer
Meanest Dude
Jebidiah R. Dumas
Gigantic Dude
Priscilla Lauris
Christine, Dean's Secretary
Rick Eby
Omega
John Freeman
Man on Street
Sean McCartin
Lucky Boy
Helen Vick
Sorority Girl
Rick Greenough
Mongol
James 'Izzy' Whetstine
Janitor Measuring Horse
(uncredited)
Judy Belushi
Toga Party Girl
(uncredited)
Maida Belove
Toga Party Girl
(uncredited)
Robert Cray
Bassist - Otis Day & the Knights
(uncredited)
Christa Speck
Playmate of the Month September 1961
(centerfold on Otter's bar)
Barbara Ann Lawford
Playmate of the Month February 1961
(centerfold on Otter's bar)
Fred Simonds
Grim, Balding Professor at Student Hearing
(uncredited)
Lorraine Furst
Store Clerk
(uncredited)
Tracy K. Shaffer
Party Goer
(uncredited)
John Landis
Cafeteria Dishwasher
(scene cut)
Gary McLarty
Stunt Coordinator / Stunts
(as Gary R. McLarty)
Albert M. Mauro
Stunts
Karen McLarty
Stunts
(as Karen Werner)
Freddie Hice
Stunts
Billy Hank Hooker
Stunts
(as Bill Hooker)
Clifford Happy
Stunts
Pam Bebermeyer
Stunts
Bud Ekins
Stunts
James Halty
Stunts
(as Jim Halty)
R. A. Rondell
Stunts
Walter Wyatt
Stunts
Gilbert B. Combs
Stunts
(as Gilbert Combs)

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