'Vacation' Movie Quotes 

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Updated June 10, 2019 103 votes 80 voters 14.5k views 10 items

Vacation movie quotes reboot the classic National Lampoon's Vacation film series with a new, modern installment following one family's road trip to Walley World. The comedy was written and directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein using the premise of the 1983 movie for inspiration. With Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold, Vacation opened in theaters on July 29, 2015.

In Vacation, Griswold son Rusty (Ed Helms) is now an adult with a wife and family of his own. He dreams about taking his family, including wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) and sons James (Skyler Gisondo) and Kevin (Steele Stebbins) on a cross-country road trip to the Walley World amusement park, just like the trip he took 30 years earlier in the original film.

So Rusty packs up the family in a fancy new, albeit odd foreign, car and they set off on vacation. Of course the hijinks, odd meetings with new characters and laughs follow, including when they visit Rusty's sister, Audrey (Leslie Mann), and her quite open husband, Stone Crandall (Chris Hemsworth).

Vacation cameos include those form Charlie Day, Ron Livingston, Norman Reedus, Keegan-Michael Key, Regina Hall, Nick Kroll, Michael Pena, Colin Hanks and many others as the film opens alongside the likes of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Pixels, Southpaw, and Ant-Man.
Stella, Do You Like School?
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James Griswold: Sheila, Sheila, do you like school this year?
Sheila Peterson: It's okay.
Kevin Griswold: 'So, do you like school this year?' That's seriously what you sound like. Just shut up.

Youngest son Kevin never spares any opportunity to pick on older brother James and this interaction, when the family has dinner with the Peterson family, is no exception.
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This is a Very Special Guitar
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Clark Griswold: That's a very special guitar. It was given to me by Bob Dylan.
James Griswold: The Bob Dylan?
Clark Griswold: No, a Bob Dylan but it was given to him by Jimi Hendrix.
James Griswold: The Jimi Hendrix?
Clark Griswold: No.

James seems really excited when grandfather Clark gives him a very special guitar. This excitement wanes when Clark admits that isn't not so special after all.
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Family is the Most Important Thing
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Audrey Griswold-Crandall: What kind of asshole would drive his family cross country?
Rusty Griswold: Audrey, dad wanted us to be close and that's all I want for my family.
Stone Crandall: Family is the most important thing there is.

Rusty's sister, Audrey, mocks Rusty for taking his family to Walley World, just like they went as kids with their folks. Audrey's hubby, Stone, chimes in and things get awkward fast.
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It's the Honda of Albania
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Rusty Griswold: Walley World, here we come!
Kevin Griswold: What the hell is that?
Rusty Griswold: That's a 2015 Tartan Prancer. It's the Honda of Albania. Let's hit the road!

In a throwback to the original, father Rusty unveils a new ride to take the family to Walley World. It looks incredibly ugly, as did the original station wagon, but it's perfect for a family road trip.
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