Vacation Movie

The Griswolds are back. What could go wrong?

Vacation movie poster

Who's Involved:

Chris Hemsworth, Ed Helms, Charlie Day, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Leslie Mann, Keegan-Michael Key, Chevy Chase, Chris Bender, Beverly D'Angelo, Dave Neustadter, Jeff Kleeman, Steele Stebbins, Christina Applegate, David Dobkin, Skyler Gisondo, Sam Brown, Elizabeth Gillies

Release Date:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

The film follows grown-up son (Ed Helms) who has the perfect surprise for his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and two sons: the cross-country trip of a lifetime, reminiscent of the fun-filled excursion he took as a kid. They’re going to Walley World, America’s greatest amusement park.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Vacation

A look at the Vacation behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director John Francis Daley last directed Game Night and The Creeps. The film's writer Jonathan Goldstein last wrote Game Night and Spider-Man: Homecoming.


Chris Bender
David Dobkin

Production: What we know about Vacation

Key Facts

  1. Leslie Mann will play Audrey Griswold, who was played by Dana Barron in the 1983 original. In the update, Audrey is married to Chris Hemsworth, an anchorman named Stone Crandall.
  2. Original stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are making appearances.
  3. A reboot/remake of the classic 1980s John Hughes comedy film.

Filming Timeline

On or about June 9, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 30, 2015, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about October 7, 2014, the film was in Production status.

On or about March 29, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

The budget has been set and a script was given a polish.

On or about March 3, 2012, the film was in Development status.

David Dobkin was originally attached to produce and direct the film; John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are now attached to helm.

On or about October 7, 2009, the film was in Development status.

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Concept status.

Vacation Release Date: When was it released?

Vacation was released in 2015 on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 1 other movie released on the same date, including Listen to Me Marlon.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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