National Lampoon's Animal House

Watch National Lampoon's Animal House

"It was the Deltas against the rules... the rules lost!"
  • R
  • 1978
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 7.5  (113,005)
  • 79

National Lampoon's Animal House is a raucous comedy that was written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller. Directed by John Landis, the film was produced by Ivan Reitman and Matty Simmons. The story begins at Faber University, formed by the lead pencil company. Their motto is Knowledge is Good. However, Otter (played by Tim Matheson) and Bluto (played by John Belushi) and fellow frat brothers are demonstrating against polite civilization by way of women, beer, motorcycles, music, Playboy magazines and many rude exploits. The group is opposed to any sort of serious thought, studying, the Dean and any rules that are designed to govern fraternities. Bluto is the most outrageous of all the frat brothers. He begins by obliging his frat member by crushing a beer can on his forehead. Just for good measure, he goes on to climb a ladder in order to peek at scantily clad sorority girls in the midst of a pillow fight. The Hell's Angels arrive with beer kegs, bursting through the Delta House's windows. Otter manages to achieve a stature when it comes to his particular obsessions. John Vernon plays the Dean of Students and despite his attempts to use a hard edged attitude, he never gets the better of the bad boys. Verna Bloom is the Dean's wife, who remains eternally desperate while still being cynical. Donald Sutherland is a pothead from the early sixties, nodding solemnly at all of the various sophomoric rhetoric, admitting that he is just as bored by the Dean as is everyone else. As Bluto leads the charge, we see him consuming enormous amounts of food in pig-like fashion and pouring a fifth of Jack Daniels down his gullet. He belches and then goes right on being as offensive as possible. Finally, the Delta House is thrown off of the school campus and all he can say is that seven years have gone down the drain.

National Lampoon's Animal House
Animal House
Animal House

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National Lampoon's Animal House (Trailer 1)
National Lampoon's Animal House (Trailer 1)

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National Lampoon's Animal House (Fathom Events Spot)
National Lampoon's Animal House (Fathom Events Spot)

Trailer - 30 sec

National Lampoon's Animal House
National Lampoon's Animal House

Trailer - 2 min 43 sec

Description
National Lampoon's Animal House is a raucous comedy that was written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller. Directed by John Landis, the film was produced by Ivan Reitman and Matty Simmons. The story begins at Faber University, formed by the lead pencil company. Their motto is Knowledge is Good. However, Otter (played by Tim Matheson) and Bluto (played by John Belushi) and fellow frat brothers are demonstrating against polite civilization by way of women, beer, motorcycles, music, Playboy magazines and many rude exploits. The group is opposed to any sort of serious thought, studying, the Dean and any rules that are designed to govern fraternities.

Bluto is the most outrageous of all the frat brothers. He begins by obliging his frat member by crushing a beer can on his forehead. Just for good measure, he goes on to climb a ladder in order to peek at scantily clad sorority girls in the midst of a pillow fight.

The Hell's Angels arrive with beer kegs, bursting through the Delta House's windows. Otter manages to achieve a stature when it comes to his particular obsessions. John Vernon plays the Dean of Students and despite his attempts to use a hard edged attitude, he never gets the better of the bad boys.

Verna Bloom is the Dean's wife, who remains eternally desperate while still being cynical. Donald Sutherland is a pothead from the early sixties, nodding solemnly at all of the various sophomoric rhetoric, admitting that he is just as bored by the Dean as is everyone else.

As Bluto leads the charge, we see him consuming enormous amounts of food in pig-like fashion and pouring a fifth of Jack Daniels down his gullet. He belches and then goes right on being as offensive as possible. Finally, the Delta House is thrown off of the school campus and all he can say is that seven years have gone down the drain.

National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 79.

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  • Release Date
    1978
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 49 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (113,005)
  • Metascore
    79