'Vacation' Movie Quotes

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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.

  • 1
    18 VOTES

    Stella, Do You Like School?

    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.
    18 votes
  • 2
    13 VOTES

    This is a Very Special Guitar

    This is a Very Special Guitar
    Video: YouTube

    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.
    13 votes
  • 3
    10 VOTES

    Griswold Springs

    Debbie Griswold: Wow, this is beautiful!
    Rusty Griswold: I say we call it Griswold Springs.
    Kevin Griswold: What does it smell like rotten eggs?
    Rusty Griswold: Well, that's the sulfur, buddy. It's natural... We should jar this stuff.
    James Griswold: I don't think this is a hot springs.
    Kevin Griswold: I found a dart!
    Debbie Griswold: Everybody out of Griswold Springs!
    Debbie Griswold: We're covered in human waste.
    Rusty Griswold: Come on, sweetheart, we don't know that it's human.

    The family finds what they think is a hot spring and begin bathing in the warm, stinky substance. Unfortunately for Griswold Springs, it's human waste... or some kind of undetermined excrement.
    10 votes
  • 4
    7 VOTES

    It's the Honda of Albania

    It's the Honda of Albania
    Video: YouTube

    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.
    7 votes
  • 5
    17 VOTES

    Family is the Most Important Thing

    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.
    17 votes
  • 6
    9 VOTES

    The Prancer Doesn't Go Any Faster

    The Prancer Doesn't Go Any Faster
    Video: YouTube

    James Griswold: You've gotta go faster, dad!
    Rusty Griswold: The Prancer doesn't go any faster!
    Debbie Griswold: Okay, well, maybe if I press this rabbit button it will go faster or give it a boost or something.
    Rusty Griswold: Yes! What? Why am I swiveling?
    Rusty Griswold: I have an idea. If I pull the wheel to the left, yank the handbrake, drive right past him.
    James Griswold: You know how to do that?
    Rusty Griswold: If Vin Diesel can do it, so can I! Hang on!
    Debbie Griswold: Why are you as good as Vin Diesel?

    The family finds themselves in a road spat with a semi-truck in their fancy foreign car. Needing to get out of the way, they try some unconventional approaches. Pulling over and letting the truck pass apparently would be too easy.
    9 votes