Animal House


Animal House Review

Youthful indescretion knows no better friend in cinema than the movie that defines it, Animal House. Every frame of the film typifies how every American recalls his college years, whether or not they were filled with debauchery. Especially beloved is John Belushi as Delta Tau Chi's Bluto, the worst cut-up in the most obnoxious fraternity at Faber College (motto: Knowledge is Good), but the entire cast is so perfect -- from Tom Hulce to Bruce McGill to Donald Sutherland -- that one has trouble finding a sour spot in the entire picture. Of note is the new Collector's Edition DVD, which features a 45-minute present-day interview with the cast and crew about the making of the film, plus behind-the-scenes footage of the production. A gem.

Aka National Lampoon's Animal House.

Animal House

Facts and Figures

Run time: 109 mins

In Theaters: Friday 28th July 1978

Box Office Worldwide: $141M

Budget: $2.7M

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Universal Pictures, Oregon Film Factory, Stage III Productions

Reviews 4.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 40 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as John Blutarski, as Eric Stratton, as Dean Vernon Wormer, as Larry Kroger, as Marion Wormer, as Dave Jennings, as Chip Diller, as Daniel Simpson Day, as Doug Neidermeyer, as Donald Schoenstein, as Robert Hoover, as Katy, as Kent Dorfman, as Mandy Pepperidge, as Babs Jansen, as Greg Marmalard, as Stork, as Hardbar, Bruce Bonnheim as B.B., Joshua Daniel as Mothball, as Mayor Carmine DePasto, Sunny Johnson as Otter's Co-Ed, as Clorette DePasto, Stacy Grooman as Sissy, Otis Day as Otis Day, Eliza Roberts as Brunella, as Shelly, Aseneth Jurgenson as Beth, Katherine Denning as Noreen, Raymone Robinson as Mean Dude, Robert Elliott as Meaner Dude, as Meanest Dude, Jebidiah R. Dumas as Gigantic Dude, Priscilla Lauris as Dean's Secretary, Rick Eby as Omega, John Freeman as Man On Street, Sean McCartin as Lucky Boy, Helen Vick as Sorority Girl, Rick Greenough as Mongol, as Charming Guy with Guitar, as Cafeteria Dishwasher